Milton is leading this ride and writes:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Nene Whitewater Centre, Bedford Road, NN4 7AA
Distance: 50 miles
Refreshment stop: Water Mill Tea Rooms, Ringstead
Pace: Around 12/13 mph
Time Expected Back: Between 2-3 PM
It’s a trip with a few lumps to get over, inevitably, but in the main it’s a flat route that won’t over challenge us. We head through Little Houghton and Cogenhoe before climbing one of those little lumps to Grendon and set off towards Bozeat via Easton Maudit. From there it’s Poddington and then Wymington and on to Newton Bromswold. There is a short section on a shared foot/cycle path along the side of the A6 after Wymington which has recently been weed cleared and generally tidied up for us, so no problems!
Home takes us across the A14 (twice), and, again, the tight peloton system should keep all but the laggards safe. We go through Cranford St Andrew and Burton Latimer before heading on the lovely road The Slips leading to Great Harrowden and Little Harrowden. Then it’s a simple trip through Mears Ashby, past Sywell Country Park (another lump to climb I’m afraid) and Ecton village and so back to the start via Little Houghton.
There are quite a lot of nice quiet roads to enjoy and the ride takes us to a part we don’t often visit. It’ll be good to have you along.
As always, the file is available on the Rides Calendar.