Elspeth & Tim are leading these rides and write:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, NN4 0RZ
Distance: 31 miles for the Moderate ride, 36 miles for the Brisk ride
Refreshment stop: Boathouse café, White Mills Marina
Pace: Moderate (11 – 12 mph), Brisk (14+ mph)
Time expected back: 1.30 p.m.
We have a pair of rides with a shared tea stop this Saturday.
Both rides head out from East Hunsbury on the Quinton road turning left at the Salcey Forest cross-roads towards the Newport Pagnell road where they diverge.
The Moderate riders head north to Horton and Brafield-on-the-Green before heading down the hill at Cogenhoe and on to the café stop at White Mills Marina.
Meanwhile the Brisk riders head in the opposite direction towards Stoke Goldington, Ravenstone & Weston Underwood before skirting round Olney to Yardley Hastings.
Then it’s downhill through Grendon to hopefully meet the Moderate group at the café stop before all the cake has gone!
Both Moderate & Brisk groups share the same route home to East Hunsbury via Grendon Lakes, Castle Ashby, Horton, Hackleton and Wootton Fields.
The weather forecast for this weekend is looking somewhat changeable so it will be a good idea to bring a waterproof and maybe fit mudguards if you have them.
The proposed route can be viewed (and downloaded as a gpx file) from the CTC Northampton group on RideWithGPS:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27947818 (Moderate route)
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27947817 (Brisk route)
Any questions please contact Elspeth (07889 606274) or Tim (07749 477231).