Giles led this ride and writes:
Unseasonally good weather greeted the 11 riders who met at Moulton Co-op on Saturday for the trip to Woodford Marina. Two groups formed, six in the brisk and five in the moderates On the outward journey through Holcot, Hannington, Orlingbury, Isham, Burton Latimer, Cranford, Slipton and Great Addington, the briskers route took on a few extra miles but criss-crossed the moderate`s route and both groups briefly came together on a couple of occasions before finally meeting up at the Water Mill Tearooms. Despite arriving at the same time as a number of other cycling groups we managed to grab two tables outside in the sunshine for coffee and cake.
The groups rode together for the start of the return journey and some wayward route planning soon resulted in our own unintentional taster of last week`s Paris-Roubaix as we gravel tracked it through the countryside for a mile or two between Little Addington and the A510- Thrapston Road where we re-joined the recognised road network. The brisk group pushed on through the back roads of Finedon, then on to Great Harrowden, Mears Ashby, Sywell, Overstone and back to Moulton with the moderates arriving shortly afterwards.
The weather stayed fine throughout and there were no technical issues despite the off-road section.