James Holden is leading this ride and writes:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Moulton Co-op, Stocks Hill, Moulton, NN3 7TB
Distance: 38 mls
Refreshment stop: Waterloo Farm
Saturday’s brisk ride comes in at around the 38 mile mark.
Starting from Moulton Co-op we’ll head out via Pitsford Causeway to Spratton and then on through Ravensthorpe, Coton, Guilsborough, Clipston and, finally, Great Oxendon where we’ll stop for coffee at Waterloo farm – located on the Harborough Road.
Our return journey heads up through Arthingworth to Harrington, Foxhall, Walgrave, etc., before arriving back in Moulton. I recced the route today and everything seemed in order. Moreover, there are plenty of shops/pubs to stop off at should anyone feel in need of extra refreshment or a breather.
In terms of terrain it’s as flat as a pancake – aside, err, that is, from three Queen of the Mountain sections at Spratton, Naseby and Harrington. To counter that, however, there are some lovely open sections where the pedalling is easy, the scenery beautiful and the miles will soon pass by.
Although it’s down as a brisk there won’t be any rush to get around so all are welcome. The current forecast is sunny and breezy, albeit slightly cooler than it’s been for the past few days, so the weather won’t be an excuse for not turning out… Hope to see you there.