Milton is leading this ride and writes:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Nene Whitewater Centre, Bedford Road, NN4 7AA
Distance: 38 Miles in all – 26 to The Navigation – 31 to Salcey Café
Refreshment stop: (a) The Navigation Inn Stoke Bruerne (b) Grounds Café Salcey Pace: Moderate/Steady 11-13mph
Time Expected Back: About 2pm for non-eaters.
The annual Xmas lunch with Milton Keynes CTC has now been re-positioned and re-named the annual New Year lunch and takes place this Sunday at The Navigation Inn, Stoke Bruerne.
Those who have booked lunch will be in time for a drink before eating (we should arrive by noon at the latest) and the rest of us will carry on towards the café at Salcey Forest a further 5 miles down the road having travelled through Ashton and Hartwell to get there.
It’s a simple 8 miles from the café back to the start at the Canoe Centre via Quinton and Preston Deanery. And, of course, it’s a 13 mile trip home after the meal for the guzzlers.
If we find ourselves with time to spare on the way to Stoke, the route does pass the café at Whittlebury where we might take the option of a swift coffee.
Gorgeous hot and dry weather is predicted and I understand that cleated sandals are now being sold in Decathlon – I think they’re an excellent idea and might help to keep your toes cool.
I look forward to your company – guzzlers and restrainers equally.
Weather forecast by wepredicttheweatheryouwantforasmallfee.co.uk