Ride to Sherington – Saturday 7th September

James C 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 38mls, Moderate 34mls
Refreshment stop:  Alban Hills Nursery Café
Pace:  Brisk and Moderate (possibly self led)
Time Expected Back:  Around 1.00pm

This Saturday’s ride takes us over to Sherington starting from Hunsbury library.

From here we take the usual route to Salcey Forest where the brisks and moderates part company, the moderates taking a left and heading for Stoke Goldington while the brisks carry on towards Hanslope, Castlethorpe and Old Haversham before climbing to Little Linford.

From here we enjoy both the downhill section and a view across to Tyringham Hall which we’ll pass on the way home.

Both groups then ride in the direction of Newport Pagnell but turn off towards Sherington, through the village and use the worlds most pointless painted cycle path up to the nursery coffee shop. This stop is quite popular with riders and they have a dedicated cycle stand just to the right as you enter site. (If the coffee shop is too busy then we can easily detour to Emberton Park just round the corner).

Leaving the nursery we use the much better cycle path to Filgrave and enjoy the view across Beds as we ride to the beautiful Tyringham estate, there’s a great spot for a group photo on the bridge and a closer view of the hall, which is for sale if anyone fancies it.

 

From here it’s a simple blast back through Tathall End, Hartwell, Roade and Blisworth.

This is undulating ride but there are no serious hills and should be suitable for all riders.

James

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