Peter Bayles is leading this ride to Byfield:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Hunsbury Hill library, Overslade Close, East Hunsbury NN4 0RZ
Distance: 38 mls (Brisk) or 32 mls (Moderate)
Refreshment stop: Canons Ashby NE Café
Pace: Brisk or Moderate
Time Expected Back: Around 1.00pm
We have two rides on Saturday, depending on the cyclists joining on the day, starting at 9.30am from East Hunsbury Library.
The weather on Saturday looks to be reasonable at the moment, with even a possibility of some sunshine during the ride.
The Brisk Ride is 38 miles at a pace of around 15 mph, with the Moderate Ride, 32 miles will be around 12 mph. The cake stop will be at Canons Ashby, at around 24 (or 18) miles. There is quite a difference in distance and number of hills between the two groups, so we may choose to adjust the rides slightly to avoid the Moderates being forced to drink extra coffee. This can be decided on Saturday, depending on the riders turning up on Saturday.
Both routes essentially follow a similar route to the West of Northampton, riding through Rothersthorpe, and Bugbrooke, with the two groups diverging around Litchborough. After this point, the Moderates can ride a short distance to the Café, and the Brisks can enjoy a hill or two and a few more miles.
The return leg is around 14 miles, via Pattishall and Gayton.
We look forward to welcoming all riders, as always, and especially any new riders who may wish to join the ride. For any further questions, please feel free to contact Peter on 07979850096.
GPS Routes attached: