Ride report – Sunday 15th March

Milton led this ride and writes:

On a day of forecast heavy rain and blustery wind it would make no sense at all for anyone to go on a bike ride. Nine of us met up to do just that  –  and a cold wet day of it we had too!

We decided that the scheduled 50 mile trip to Ringstead was pushing it a bit and changed it to a 30 miler stopping for a coffee at The Courtyard Brasserie in Olney, an attractive café, but often a bit too busy for us on a Sunday. We were the only customers for most of the time we spent there – is there something in the air?

From the Canoe Centre we climbed up to Quinton via Great Houghton and Preston Deanery and set off through Hartwell and Hanslope before descending to Weston Underwood and thus to Olney.

The rain kept falling for us as we began the home journey through Yardley Hastings, and Castle Ashby then up the hill to Cogenhoe. We made our individual ways home from there, having had a better ride than we might have predicted.
Good to have three relative ‘newbies’ with us in the shape of Richard, Gavin and Alan.

Let us hope we can offer them a less bracing outing in the near future.


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