Peter Bayles is leading this ride and writes:
Start time 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point Brampton Valley Way, Welford Crossing, NN6 8AA
Distance 54 mls (Brisk) or 49 mls (Moderate)
Refreshment stop World Peace Cafe, The Buddhist Centre, Kelmarsh
Pace Brisk or Moderate
Time Expected Back Around 2.30pm
We have two rides on Saturday starting at 9.30am from Brampton Valley Way. The Brisk Ride is 54 miles at a pace of 14mph, with the Moderate Ride, probably being a self led group, 49 miles and, depending on the riders turning up, will be around 11 to 12 mph. Cafe stop at the 32 mile point is at the World Peace Cafe, which for the time being is still at Kelmarsh.
We will leave Brampton Valley Way, riding NW through Church Brampton, Holden, Teeton and then past Guilsborough. From there we will ride through West Haddon and Yelvertoft, turning North through Clay Cotton and Stanford Hall before turning to a South Easterly directtion at South Kilworth towards Cold Ashby, then North again at Thornby.
Riding through Naseby, the Brisk Ride will pass through the furthest point at Sibbertoft and ride down via Clipston to our Cafe stop at Kelmarsh. The Moderate Ride will take a 5 mile short cut at Naseby, riding directly to Clipson, and onto Kelmarsh. The Buddhist Centre has just moved to Thornby Hall, but the World Peace Cafe will stay open at Kelmarsh for a short while.
Suitably refreshed and calmed, both groups will continue to Harrington, turning homewards through Lamport, Sealdwell, Brixworth and Spratton, retracing our tyre tracks Southwards back to the start at BVW.
Thanks go to Phil L, who devised the route based on Ride for Cynthia, but is unfortunately not able to join us this week. If the weather forecast is to be believed, we should at least have a reasonable temperature for the time of year so, thankfully, no snow or ice.
We should return well before dusk, probaly between 2.00 and 2.30pm, but please remember to bring lights.
We look forward to welcoming all riders, and especially any new riders who may wish to join the ride. For any further questions, please feel free to contact Peter Bayles
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