James Cairncross is leading this ride and writes:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Hunsbury Hill Library, Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, NN4 0RZ
Distance: Brisk 42 mls, Moderate 38 mls
Refreshment Stop: Reservoir Café
Average Pace: Brisk ~14mph, Moderate ~12mph
Time Expected Back: Around 2.00pm
Leaving East Hunsbury library, we head for Milton Malsor and begin the steady climb to Gayton, following the ridge to Dalscote and over Banbury Lane.
We then head to Bugbrooke, dumping all that hard-won elevation in the descent to the canal bridge (did you check your brakes?). Then it’s Nether Heyford, Flore and across the Roman Road to the Bringtons.
Here the moderate group take a direct route to Welton via Whilton and Norton, while the brisks take an extra loop via Long Buckby.
From Welton, both groups enter Daventry Country Park from the cycle path and head straight to the café. The food here is not sophisticated but they serve the typical bacon rolls, toasted teacakes etc and do accept cards.
Once we’re done here, it’s back across to Great Brington via Norton and Whilton and on through the Althorp estate and Upper Harlestone. From here we wend our own way home but if you’re returning to the start, the GPS route will take you via Sandy Lane, Kislingbury and Rothersthorpe.
The weather forecast is currently for rain, if we’re a small group there is an option to head for the café at Leisure Lakes where you can also browse for something you might later buy on Wiggle.
As always, any new riders would be very welcome.
For any further questions, please feel free to contact James Cairncross on 07980144704
Brisk Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30370190