Ride to Draycote – Sunday 31st March

Phil Johnson is leading this ride and writes:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Hunsbury Hill library, Overslade Close, East Hunsbury NN4 0RZ
Distance: 57 miles
Refreshment stop: Waterside Restaurant, Draycote
Pace: Steady
Time Expected Back: Around 3pm
For those of you without any Mother’s Day commitments this Sunday, we have a pleasant ride over the border into Warwickshire and Draycote Water. It’s a reservoir and country park near the village of Dunchurch, 3.75 miles south of Rugby owned and operated by Severn Trent Water. It is named after the nearby hamlet of Draycote.
Once through Whilton Locks there’s a familiar gated road at Norton taking us over to Welton and on to Barby. Dunchurch won’t be far off by then and the cycle paths alongside the busy Southam road will keep us safe for a while. A last stretch out of Dunchurch gets us to Draycote Water and those great jam and cream scones you’ve no doubt heard of from the Waterside restaurant which has lovely elevated views over the water.
The return journey takes us through Grandborough, Willoughby and Braunston. Then it’s back to Welton and Norton before a different route home through Brockhall, Flore and Bugbrooke.
There’s nothing too testing on this ride else I wouldn’t be leading it! There’s a variety of different surfaces along the way – all road bike friendly. Cycle paths, gated roads and some smooth tarmac once we go over the border. Worth a look if you haven’t been out that way before and you’ll still be back in time for afternoon tea with your mother in law!
I’m on 07927377191 for any further information.

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