Ride to Harrold – Sunday 18th March

Tim Howell is leading this ride and writes:

Start time 9.30 a.m.

Meeting point Hunsbury Library (Overslade Close, East Hunsbury NN4 0RZ)

Distance 52 miles

Refreshment stop(s) Morning Tea / Coffee at The Buttery, Castle Ashby (at approx. 15 miles) and Lunch at Emmaus Village Carlton (at approx. 30 miles)

Pace Steady (approx. 13 mph)

Time expected back 3:30 p.m.


This Sunday’s ride explores the countryside to the East of Northampton. Once we have left East Hunsbury we will wend our way through the villages of Quinton, Preston Deanery, Horton and Cogenhoe before climbing up Whiston Hill to our tea / coffee stop at Castle Ashby where we will meet up with our fellow cyclists from CTC Kettering.

It is then on through Easton Maudit and Bozeat before we get to enjoy a lovely swooping downhill section through Dungee Wood followed by a loop alongside the River Great Ouse to Felmersham and back to our lunch stop at Emmaus Village Carlton (Giles recommends the sausage sandwiches to those of you who are partial to such things).

After lunch we head home via familiar roads passing through the villages of Harrold, Lavendon, Weston Underwood & Ravenstone en route to Salcey Forest, where we will breeze past the café without a hint of regret (surely 2 café stops is luxury enough?).

This just leaves the final leg home along the Quinton Road to the suburbs of East Hunsbury and our start point at Hunsbury Library.



The proposed route can be viewed (and downloaded as a gpx file) from the CTC Northampton group on RideWithGPS:



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 Tim on 07749 477231



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