Ride to Harrold – Sunday 1st December

Tim Howell is leading this ride and writes:

Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Overslade Close, East Hunsbury NN4 0RZ
Distance: 50 miles
Refreshment stop: Lunch at Emmaus Village Carlton (at approx 27 miles)
Pace: Steady (approx 13 mph)
Time expected back: approx 2:30 p.m.

Once we have left the suburbs of East Hunsbury we will wend our way through the villages of Quinton, Preston Deanery, Horton, Brafield-On-The-Green and Cogenhoe before enjoying the fast descent down Cogenhoe Hill and along Whiston Road before turning to zigzag cunningly up past Castle Ashby Fisheries (and thus avoiding the somewhat steeper Whiston Hill) en-route to Easton Maudit, Bozeat and Dungee Wood.

There follows another enjoyably fast descent to Harrold. From here it is then just a short ride across the causeway to Carlton and on to our lunch stop at “Emmaus Village Carlton”. For anyone who has not visited this establishment before, the Sausage sandwiches come highly recommended.

Suitably refreshed, our homeward leg takes us back through Turvey, around the outskirts of Olney and then through Weston Underwood en-route to the Newport Pagnell Road. Here we must pay our dues for the earlier descents of Cogenhoe & Dungee Hills as we find ourselves climbing some 400 feet via Bunsty Wood to reach Tathall End, Hanslope and Salcey Forest cross-roads. It is now gently downhill back to Quinton & the East Hunsbury suburbs with a final short climb back to our start point near Hunsbury Library.


The proposed route can be viewed (and downloaded as a gpx file) from the CTC Northampton group on RideWithGPS:


Any questions please contact Tim – 07749 477231.


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