Tim Howell is leading this ride and writes:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Overslade Close, East Hunsbury NN4 0RZ
Distance: 48 miles
Refreshment stop: Limes Farm, Farthinghoe (at approx 25 miles)
Pace: Steady (approx 13 mph)
Time expected back: approx 3 p.m.
This Sunday’s ride takes us out on mainly quiet lanes to the South West of Northampton. It is an often undulating rather than an especially hilly ride but nonetheless there is a hill or two to negotiate just before & after our lunch stop at The Limes Farm in Farthinghoe.
Our route out to Farthinghoe takes us through the villages of Tiffield, Bradden, Wappenham and Helmdon before circumnavigating the northern outskirts of Brackley. Coming back we pass through Weston, Blakesley, Pattishall, Gayton and Rothersthorpe.
The current forecast is dry for Sunday, but as we are in April it shouldn’t come as too great a surprise if the weather forecasters are outflanked by a surprise shower or two, so maybe pack that waterproof just in case.
The proposed route can be viewed (and downloaded as a gpx file) from the CTC Northampton group on RideWithGPS:
Any questions please contact Tim – 07749 477231.