Ride to Wardington – Sunday 20th May

Peter Bayles is leading this ride and writes:

Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Hunsbury Hill Library, Overslade Close, East Hunsbury NN4 0RZ
Distance: 47 mls
Refreshment stop: Barn Farm Café (Wardington Garden Centre)
Pace: Steady, 12 to 13mph
Time Expected Back: Around 2.30pm


Yet again, the weather looks set to be warm and sunny for us, piggy backing on the pre-arranged weather organised for the Royals’ wedding. So this promises to be a very pleasant ride through some very picturesque countryside, with the majority of the roads being small roads and byways.

The ride has been shortened from the original plan to 47 miles to avoid multiple road works that seemingly spring up without notice in this part of Northamptonshire.

We will start at Overslade close, near the Library at East Hunsury, and ride through Milton Malsor, Tiffield and Caldecote, crossing the A5 at Duncote.

From there we ride West through Greens Norton, Blakesley, Woodend and Weston, then along Banbury Lane to Thorpe Mandeville and on to Wardington for cake and coffee.

The return route necessitates that we join the A361 for a hundred metres or so, but then we are quickly back onto the small, quiet roads through Edgecote, West Farndon, Woodford Halse, Adstone and onto Banbury Lane again through Caswell and Foxley.

We cross the A5 again at Pattishall and follow Banbury Lane back into Northampton.

We should return home by 2.30pm, depending on our pace. Please remember to carry plenty of water and sun lotion, which is probably sensible.

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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