Peter Bayles is leading this ride and writes:
Time Expected Back: Around 1.00pm
Sunday’s ride is 40 miles at an average steady pace between 12 and 13 mph, riding to the East of Northampton to Harrold before turning back via our refreshment stop at Castle Ashby. The hills are not too challenging, and as this ride has been largely stolen from one of Tim’s previous ones, it promises to be an enjoyable route.
We set off from the Canoe Centre, riding through Brackmills and on to Stoke Goldington via Quinton. From there we pass through Olney and Lavendon to our furthest point at Harrold, then back to Castle Ashby for our refreshment stop at The Buttery.
From there it is a short 10 miles back to Northampton via Chadstone, Horton and Hackleton. Past Chadstone, we have to go along the A428 for a short distance, which is quite busy, however there is a suitable path beside the road that we can safely use.
This is a short-ish ride for a Steady in summer and the weather looks to be favourable, so if there are any riders feeling particularly energetic, the outward leg can possibly be extended by around 6 miles (or more) at Harrold by adding a loop through Carlton, Felmersham and Odell. Personally, I will be enjoying a wedding gathering on the Saturday before the ride, so I’ll stick to the route!
As usual we look forward to welcoming all riders, and especially any new riders who may wish to join us.
For any further questions, please feel free to contact Peter Bayles on 07979850096
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