CTC Northampton Annual Guy Barber Memorial Charity Ride in aid of British Heart Foundation
Sunday 1st August 2021
Please Pre-Register for this ride by replying to this email to minimise administration time at the start and to help with the planning. I already have some names, so no need to repeat, thank you. If you are not a regular rider with Northampton CTC, we will require: – Your name – Route – An emergency phone number – Your mobile number during the ride, if you have one – Whether you are a member of CyclingUK, but non-members are very welcome.
Last year, unsurprisingly, we were not able to hold the event, so we are very pleased to be riding the Oxford route this year. A donation of £5 to the British Heart Foundation is requested – we would be happy accept a donation on the day and we will make the donation, or donate directly.
To enable everyone to lunch close to each other in Oxford we have two start points.
The long ride (99m) starts at East Hunsbury Library,Northampton, with registration at 8.15am. The other two options, 58m and 35m, start in Buckingham at 9.45am, with the registration at 9.30am, and join the group from Northampton to ride on to the first coffee stop at Green Dragon Eco Farm café, Claydon Rd,Hogshaw, MK18 3LA.
Lunch is in Oxford at a choice of eating places in the area around the intersection of London Road and Windmill Road. Our previous cafe has unfortunately closed down, and it may be difficult to have one single place this year, but there are several other good options. Further guidance will be sent later this week when we have a better idea of rider numbers.
From the outskirts of the city there are good cycle paths into the centre, some separated from the main road. Most of the route is on fairly quiet country roads and is undulating rather than hilly. See the routes on the RidewithGPS links below.
For more details please contact Peter Bayles on 07979850096.
The Route Options:
Route 1, 99 miles Registration at 8.15am for an 8.30 start from East Hunsbury Library. 99 miles.Route is EH, Stoke Bruerne, Lekhampstead, Buckingham (20m). Meet others. Gawcott, East Claydon,Green Dragon Farm, Hogshaw (Coffee 31m), Boarstal, Oxford (Lunch 51m)Return. Islip, Kirtlington, Upper Heyford, Somerton, Croughton, Brackley (tea 78m) Helmdon, Greens Norton, Tiffield, Northampton.(98m). (Farthingstone Café 77m)
Routes 2 and 3 below start at Buckingham Market square (parking at Cornwalls Meadow Car Park-free on Sundays-situated on road from A508 near the centre of Buckingham, CP signed)
Route 2, 58 miles Meet 9.45am. 58m (follows 1st half of Route1 to lunch stop)Route is Buckingham, Gawcott, East Claydon,Green Dragon Farm, Hogshaw (Coffee 10m), Boarstal, Oxford (30m) Return. Beckley, Horton-cum-Studley, Boarstall, Piddington, Twyford, Gawcott, Buckingham (58m). This is a very flat route, easy going.
Route 3, 35 miles Meet 9.35am. 35m ( Follows routes 2 & 3 to the coffee stop at Hogshaw ).Route is Buckingham, Gawcott, East Claydon,Green DragonFarm, Hogshaw (Coffee 10m),Return Ludgershall, Piddington, Twyford (café opportunity at 27m) Gawcott, Buckingham. (café 33m)