BrianT is leading this ride and writes:
Start time: 9.30am
Meeting point: Moulton Co-op, Stocks Hill, Moulton, NN3 7TB
Distance: Brisk 43 miles and hilly. Moderate 37 miles not too hilly.
Refreshment Stop: The Milking Parlour Cafe at Wilbarston
Pace: Brisk 14+ mph Moderate 12+ mph
The ride goes out through Holcot, Walgrave, Mawsley to Harrington. After Harrington hill the groups split with the Brisk continuing north on a very lumpy section often on single track roads (all metalled) in a series of climbs to be rewarded with long fast descents, especially in Dingley. To cross from one quiet lane to the next there are very short sections on main roads. At Weston by Welland there is a flat respite then across to Ashley and down to Wilbarston for a coffee stop at Wilbarston.
The Moderate pace group split after Harrington hill and skirts Desborough on a flatish section all the way to Stoke Albany and the cafe at Wilbarston.
The Milking Parlour Cafe at Wilbarston (seating and bike parking in the courtyard ).
Suitably refreshed we return via the quiet lanes of Pipewell and Rushton crossing under the A14 on the old road to Thorpe Malsor. Then it is Loddington, Walgrave and Moulton.
Back by 1.30pm at latest.
More details from Brian on 07722 055149
You are welcome to sign up on CTC Northampton: Group rides (signupgenius.com)
This will help planning.
Ride with GPS routes:
Moderate MCP-37m Wilbarston
Brisk MCP-43m Wilbarston