Peter Bayles is leading this ride and writes:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Sixfields – TGI Friday’s, Sixfields, Northampton NN5 4EG
Distance: 33 miles
Refreshment stop: Whilton Locks (Garden Village) at 25 miles
Time Expected Back: Around 1.00pm
Sunday’s ride is 33 miles at an average steady pace between 12 and 13 mph, riding to the Northwest of Northampton, using mostly pleasant small roads.
We will set off from Sixfields, riding up through Duston then New Duston, before breaking out onto more enjoyable roads towards Upper Harlestone.
Passing through the Althorp Estate we ride on to Long Buckby and West Haddon to our furthermost point at Yelvertoft. We change direction, continuing on mostly minor roads through Crick, Watford and Norton to our refreshment stop at Whilton Locks at 25 miles.
The return leg is short and on faster roads, so we can almost roll back the last seven miles to our start.
Because the majority of the roads are small roads and byways, expect a higher number of potholes (if that’s possible), and several cattle grids. The route is quite hilly, although there are no stupidly steep sections.
As usual we look forward to welcoming all riders, and especially any new riders who may wish to join us.
For any further questions, please feel free to contact Peter Bayles on 07979850096