Ride to Carlton – Saturday 21st March

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.

We have a pair of rides this Saturday to the café at Emmaus Village Carlton – one at a Moderate pace (approx. 11 – 12 mph) and another at a more Brisk pace (14+ mph).

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.


Moderate route (42 miles):  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31881156


Any questions please contact Tim on 07749 477231.

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