Milton Cadman is leading this ride and writes:
Start time 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point : Moulton Co-op, Stocks Hill, Moulton, NN3 7TB
Distance : Brisk 33miles & Moderate 28miles
Refreshment stop : Cafemonde at Church Brampton
Pace: Brisk about 14-16mph & Moderate about 12mph
Time expected back 3:30 p.m.
I thought I’d send this out early to cheer us all up as we are suffering yet another cancelled ride today due to bad weather. Next Saturday the Met has promised temperatures in the high 20’s so I anticipate a goodly number of sun seekers. I think the Met said Celsius. Ah well. Fahrenheit is much the same …. maybe just a tad cooler.
The 28 mile Moderate: Setting off from Moulton Co-op we go through Holcot and Brixworth before going on the lovely road towards Cottesbrooke and then up to Naseby avoiding the mountain at Haselbech (my pleasure). From there it’s an attractive ride to Thornby and then, after Guilsborough, another quiet route through Teeton takes us to Holdenby and on to coffee at the lovely Cafemonde in the stables at Church Brampton. Home is but a short(ish) hop via Pitsford.
The 33 mile Brisk: We travel the same route as the Moderate group until just after Cottesbrooke when we do assail the col de Haselbech, (very much my pleasure!). Then it’s Naseby and Cold Ashby before taking a bit of a detour to Guilsborough. From there we go through Ravensthorpe and East Haddon. Downhill almost all the way now and we reach our coffee stop.
It’s an extra five and a half miles over the Moderate group so we’ll have to push a bit if we want to bag the best seats in the house.
I expect that both groups will travel together back to the start from the coffee stop.
Coffee is quite late in the ride so it will be a good idea to carry sufficient water for at least 2 hours in the saddle, and nutrition too, if you need that.