Phil Johnson is leading this ride and writes:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: TGI Friday’s, Sixfields, Northampton NN5 4EG
Distance: 52 Miles
Refreshment stop: Waterside Restaurant, Draycote Water
Pace: Steady, average of 13 mph, 16 to 18 mph on the flat
Time Expected Back: Probably around 2pm
A delightful ride out to Draycote Water is on offer to anyone who joins us on Saturday for this 52 miler starting from Sixfields.
Draycote lies South of Rugby near the village of Dunchurch in Warwickshire.
Harlestone and Althorp are the early points of call on this one before continuing towards the village of Whilton and the locks below.
The gated road at Norton then connects us to Welton and Barby and it won’t be long before we’re heading into Dunchurch having crossed the county border. One last stretch on the Southam road leads us to Draycote Water and the Waterside Restaurant.
The return journey starts with another short stretch towards Southam which brings us to the village of Grandborough.
Willoughby and Braunston follow before arriving in Welton again.
The gated roads take us back to Norton and from there we’ll take a different route home on familiar roads.