James Holden is leading this ride and writes:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: TGI Friday at Sixfields
Distance: 60 mls
Refreshment stop: The Willoughby Café
If the forecast is anything to go by then this Sunday’s steady ride out to the Warwickshire market town of Southam promises to be under sunny(ish) skies.
We’ll start out from one of our lesser used meeting points – TGI Friday at Sixfields – and head up to Duston on a couple of cycle paths. We’ll then hit the road and take on a sixty mile loop that’s largely a mix of quiet roads and rural smells as it rolls on through Whilton, Welton, Braunston, Willoughby, Birdingbury, Bascote, Long Itchington and finally, Southam.
Our return leg will be through Marston Doles, Priors Marston, Farthingstone, Litchborough and Kislingbury. We’ll get back up to Sixfields via Banbury Lane and another cycle path or two.
We’ll have a coffee stop at around the 20 mile mark (The Willoughby Café) and then follow this up with a later one at somewhere around the 40-45 mile(ish) mark – destination still to be decided – lest anyone is showing signs of exhaustion.
The route itself is relatively gentle – nothing too hideous in the way of hills or vertical bits, and the pace will be gentle. See you Sun.