James H is leading this ride and writes:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Moulton Co-op, Stocks Hill, Moulton, NN3 7TB
Distance: 56 miles
Refreshment stop: Mint & Ginger
Pace: Steady average speed 13mph
This Sunday’s steady ride is a gentle 56 miler taking us to Tur Langton in Leicestershire where we’ll stop for a coffee and cake at the Mint & Ginger. We’ll head out from Moulton in the direction of Harrington and then skirt Desborough as we ride on to Stoke Albany – familiar to anyone who’s cycled out to Cafe Ventoux with CTC. Undulating roads will then take us on through Weston by Welland, Welham, Cranoe and finally Tur Langton.
The route back will take us through two of the other Langtons – Church and Thorpe, respectively – giving us the chance to tick off two more obscure Leicestershire hamlets from our checklist of places we never knew existed and won’t visit again. We’ll then find ourselves on more familiar territory as we cycle through Great Bowden, Lubenham and East Farndon. It’s then Great Oxendon, Arthingworth and HarrIngton where we’ll join up with our outward route once more as we head back to Moulton.
Sunday’s forecast is for light cloud and a gentle breeze – no prospect of rain, fortunately. The route itself is as flat as a pancake, albeit a pancake with a few lumps in it. Still, this is balanced out by some nice straight sections and flowing descents where we’ll all enjoy the benefits of the tailwind that will track us throughout, no doubt.