Milton is leading this ride and writes:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Moulton Co-op, Stocks Hill, Moulton, NN3 7TB
Distance: 55 miles
Refreshment stop: Café Ventoux , Tugby
Time Expected Back: Around 3pm
Easter Monday is traditionally a time to spend with children, partners, parents etc, so I’m expecting a large turnout for this 55 mile trip to Tugby in deepest Leicestershire.
We set off from Moulton to Walgrave and Old, then cross the A14 to Harrington. We then skirt the eastern fringes of Desborough and go up into Leicestershire to Medbourne and on to Hallaton and reach our destination, Cafe Ventoux, at Tugby. It’s a fantastic cycling café but they do say there will be “limited” hot food available on Easter Monday. I take that as a warning that if you think you will need more than coffee and cake, you should bring it with you.
The route home is a beautiful and very rural way. We do skirt the edges of Market Harborough, but, in the main, it’s a quiet trip through Glooston and Welham before we reach Braybrooke and our own beloved Northants again. Then it’s Harrington once more, and, in a slight change from this published route, we shall miss out on Old and head down the single lane direct to Walgrave and from there it’s Holcot and Moulton to the finish.
The forecast is excellent so I haven’t paid a fee for the usual ‘enhanced weather’ and I expect we’ll be back at Moulton by 3pm at the latest.
I look forward to your company for the Trip of a Lifetime! ….. well, a nice cycle ride at least.