Elspeth & Tim are leading these rides and write:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, NN4 0RZ
Distance: 30 miles for the Moderate ride, 37 miles for the Brisk ride
Refreshment stop: Grounds Café, Salcey Forest
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 Newport Pagnell road before heading through Salcey Forest and on to Hartwell and Ashton. From here we take the lane to Pindon End where we may get to see the pair of Owls currently occupying the old barn.
Then it’s on to Hanslope & Castlethorpe after which the two rides diverge. The Moderate group head straight back to Hanslope & Salcey Forest whereas the Brisk group head in the opposite direction towards Haversham, Little Linford & Gayhurst before returning to Hanslope & Salcey Forest where they should meet up with the Moderate group at Grounds Café.
After refreshment it’s a short ride back on the Quinton road.
The weather forecast for this weekend looks like it might rain at some point, so it will be a good idea to bring a waterproof and maybe fit mudguards if you have them.
The proposed routes can be viewed (and downloaded as gpx files) from the CTC Northampton account on RideWithGPS:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28439647 (Moderate route)
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28439645 (Brisk route)
Any questions please contact Elspeth (07889 606274) or Tim (07749 477231).