Tim is leading these rides and writes:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, NN4 0RZ
Distance: 29 miles for the Moderate ride, 37 miles for the Brisk ride
Refreshment stop: The Barn Café Restaurant, Upper Stowe
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 (9th February).
Both rides head out from East Hunsbury through Rothersthorpe, Gayton Marina & Tiffield before crossing the A5 at Fosters Booth.
They then continue along Banbury Lane before diverging at the Blakesley / Maidford cross roads. From here the Moderate group heads north via Maidford & Farthingstone and then up the hill to the southern edge of Everdon Stubbs before arriving for refreshments at the Old Dairy Farm in Upper Stowe.
Meanwhile the Brisk group take a longer loop via Adstone, Preston Capes & Everdon before climbing the somewhat steeper hill up through Everdon Stubbs where they join the Moderate route to Upper Stowe.
Suitably refreshed, both groups follow the same route home to East Hunsbury via Nether Heyford, Bugbrooke & Rothersthorpe.
The proposed routes can be viewed (and downloaded as gpx files) from the CTC Northampton account on RideWithGPS:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29044604 (Moderate route)
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29044628 (Brisk route)
Tim will be leading the Moderate ride, but the Brisk ride will be self led (so please ensure you download the route to your bike computer if you are planning on attending the Brisk ride).
Any questions please contact Tim on 07749 477231.