Elspeth is leading the Moderate ride and writes:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, NN4 0RZ
Distance: 34 miles for the Moderate ride, the Brisk ride will be a few miles longer
Refreshment stop: Harley Equestrian, Woodford Halse
Pace: Moderate (11 – 12 mph), Brisk (14+ mph)
Time expected back: 2 p.m.
We have a pair of rides this Saturday. One “Moderate” and one “Brisk” with a common tea stop at Woodford Halse.
Elspeth is leading the Moderate ride and James the Brisk ride.
The Moderate ride heads out from East Hunsbury to Milton Malsor and up the hill to Gayton. Having paused to regain our breath we then make our way on quiet lanes through Eastcote and Pattishall before crossing the A5 at Fosters Booth.
It is then on to Grimscote, Litchborough and Maidford before turning north at Adstone and on to Woodford Halse (with a nice long descent just prior to entering the village). Our tea stop is at Harley Equestrian about half a mile south of Woodford Halse where we should meet up with the Brisk group.
Our journey home sees us returning to Adstone via Eydon and Canons Ashby before proceeding along nice quiet lanes back to the A5 crossing at Fosters Booth. A final stretch along Banbury Lane brings us back to the suburbs of West Hunsbury before the final short climb back to our start.
The proposed route can be viewed (and downloaded as a gpx file) from the CTC Northampton account on RideWithGPS:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28439682 (Moderate route)
Any questions please contact Elspeth (07889 606274).