Ride to Preston Capes – Saturday 21st September

Peter Bayles is leading this ride and writes:

Start time:  9.30 a.m.
Meeting point:  Hunsbury Hill library, Overslade Close, East Hunsbury NN4 0RZ
Distance:  37 mls (Brisk) or 31 mls (Moderate)
Refreshment stop:  Old Dairy Café, Upper Stowe
Pace:  Brisk or Moderate

Time Expected Back:  Around 1.00pm

We have two rides on Saturday starting at 9.30am from East Hunsbury Library.

Amazingly, the weather on Saturday looks to be warm and sunny, yet again, with zero chance of rain. Who knows, this may be the last of the summer weather this season, so enjoy.

The Brisk Ride is 37 miles at a pace of around 14 to 15 mph, with the Moderate Ride probably being a self led group, 30 miles, depending on the riders turning up, and will be around 11 to 12 mph. Ride for Cynthia is on Sunday, so it could be that a number of our regular riders want to save themselves for that, so if turnout is low, we’ll probably just go as one group to suit the riders.

Cake stop is around 28 (or 21) miles at the Old Dairy Café at Upper Stowe.

We will leave East Hunsbury, riding generally West, through Milton Malsor and Gayton, then negotiate the climbs into Pattishall, where we cross the A5.  From there we will follow Banbury Lane, past Cold Higham and Foxley.

At this point, the two rides diverge, with the brisks riding down to Weedon Lois, up to Little Evedon to enjoy some extra miles and hill climbing before resting at the Café in Upper Stowe.  The Moderates can take a shorter route through Adstone and Preston Capes, and on to Upper Stowe, although there is still a nice hill to enjoy just past Farthingstone.

The ride back is a comfortable nine miles, passing through Nether Heyford, Bugbrooke, Kislingbury and Rothersthorpe, before returning to our starting point at East Hunsbury.

We look forward to welcoming all riders, and especially any new riders who may wish to join the ride.  For any further questions, please feel free to contact Peter Bayles on 07979850096

Brisk Ride Route:    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18083634

Moderate Ride route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18083630

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