Ride to Sulgrave – Saturday 23rd March

Peter Bayles is leading this ride and writes:

Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Hunsbury Hill library, Overslade Close, East Hunsbury NN4 0RZ
Distance: 39 mls (Brisk) or 33 mls (Moderate)
Refreshment stop: NT Café at Canons Ashby
Pace: Brisk or Moderate
Time Expected Back: Around 1.30pm

We have two shortish rides on Saturday starting at 9.30am from East Hunsbury Library.

Hopefully the weather will be slightly better than of late, without the high wind gusts that we have endured over the past couple of weeks.

The Brisk Ride is 39 miles at a pace of around 15 mph, with the Moderate Ride 33 miles, depending on the riders turning up, and will be around 11 to 12 mph. Cake stop will be at the National Trust Café at Canons Ashby, and is around 25 miles for the Brisk Riders, and 19 miles for the Moderates.

We will leave East Hunsbury, riding generally West, through Milton Malsor, Tiffield and Caldecote, crossing the A5 at Duncote.

From there we ride through the villages of Greens Norton, Bradden and Wappenham, where the two groups’ routes split. The Brisk Riders will continue on to Sulgrave, enjoying the climbs before Eydon before hitting the café at Canons Ashby. The Moderate Riders take the more direct route to the café via Weedon Lois and Moreton Pinkney, and should be ensconced in time to secure the seating and check out the cake prior to the Brisks’ arrival.

The ride back is a mere 13 miles, passing through Maidford, Caswell, Pattishall and Rothersthorpe, before returning to our starting point at East Hunsbury.

We look forward to welcoming all riders, and especially any new riders who may wish to join the ride. For any further questions, please feel free to contact Peter Bayles.

Brisk Ride Route:

Moderate Ride route:


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