Peter B is leading this ride and writes:
Start time: 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point: Hunsbury Hill library, Overslade Close, East Hunsbury NN4 0RZ
Distance: Brisk 37 mls, Moderate 30 mls
Refreshment Stop: Salcey Forest Cafe at 31 / 24 mls
Average Pace: Around 14 to 15mph for the Brisk, or 11 to 12 for the Moderate, depending on riders
Time Expected Back: Around 12.30pm
Please confirm if you wish to join the ride by e-mailing Fatgadgi@yahoo.com, or replying to this email. Please give me your preference if you have one, ie Brisk or Moderate.
Saturday’s ride is to Castlethorpe, or to be more precise, both rides pass through Castlethorpe as part of a triple looping sort of route. Our cafe stop will be at Salcey Forest Cafe towards the end of the ride, which will allow us to struggle home a short distance full of cake and coffee afterwards.
We will meet near the Library in East Hunsbury at the usual time of 9.30am. Apologies that we have met at East Hunsbury 3 times in a row now, and I promise that there are other rides planned from MC and BVW later in the schedule.
We are of course still restricted to our cafe stops being outdoors only, however for the second ride in a row, it looks as if the weekend weather will be dry and sunny, so no excuse not to come out.
The ride will take us South East of Northampton this week, in a looping route that is not too hilly, and takes in Hackleton, Ashton, Hanslope and Castlethorpe. I know this is going to cause me navigation challenges, because my Garmin tends to get upset when the route crosses itself, which means I will need to concentrate for once. The routes are similar for both Moderate and Brisk, but one of the loops is a bit bigger for the Brisk group.
As usual, we need to comply with the COVID requirements of distance etc. both before the ride and during the cafe stop. Remember to take masks.
Look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
Cheers – Peter