Tim is leading these rides and writes:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Overslade Close, East Hunsbury, NN4 0RZ
Distance: 42 miles for the Moderate ride, 47 miles for the Brisk ride
Refreshment stop: Emmaus Village Carlton
Pace: Moderate (11 – 12 mph), Brisk (14+ mph)
Time expected back: 2:30 p.m.
The routes have something for everyone – the odd hill for the mountain goats amongst you, some fast rolling terrain for the speedsters and the delights of an Emmaus sausage sandwich plus a generous selection of cakes on arrival at the café.
Both routes go via Easton Maudit, Bozeat & Harrold but differ in their approach to Easton Maudit. The Brisk group having the challenge of covering an extra 5 miles to this point, so it will remain to be seen who arrives first at Emmaus and bags the comfy sofas.
There is a common route home from the café via Turvey, Stoke Goldington and Quinton. This is generally undulating with a bit of a climb round the outskirts of Olney and a final downhill section along the Quinton Road after passing through Salcey Forest (where the temptation of a second coffee stop will need to be resisted).
The routes are a tad longer than usual so I’m hoping that our request for glorious spring sunshine will not go awry. The sensible amongst you will doubtless bring a waterproof just in case though.
Meet at Overslade Close, East Hunsbury to depart at 9:30.
The routes may be viewed / downloaded from RideWithGPS. Please load these routes on to your bike computer if you have one.
Any questions please contact Tim on 07749 477231.