James C 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 41mls, Moderate 37mls
Refreshment stop: Emberton Park or Alban Hills Nursery Café
Pace: Brisk and Moderate
Time Expected Back: Around 1.00pm
This Saturday’s ride takes us over to Sherington starting from Hunsbury library.
From here we take the usual route to Salcey Forest where the brisks and moderates part company, the moderates taking a left through the forest towards Stoke Goldington while the brisks carry on towards Hanslope, Castlethorpe and Old Haversham before climbing to Little Linford, then enjoying both the downhill section and a view across to Tyringham Hall which we’ll pass on the way home.
Both groups then ride in the direction of Newport Pagnell but turn off towards Sherington, through the village up towards the main road to Olney. Here we check if Alban Hills Nursery cafe is open, if not then it’s another few minutes on the cycle path to the nearby Emberton Park cafe (run by the same people as Salcey Forest).
Leaving the cafe we again use the cycle path to Filgrave and enjoy the view across Beds as we ride to the beautiful Tyringham estate (where there’s a great spot for a group photo on the Vanburgh bridge)
From here it’s a simple blast back through Tathall End, Hartwell, Roade and Blisworth.
This is undulating ride but there are no serious hills and should be suitable for all riders. GPX files for your Garmin are attached, or if you’re a Strava user let me know and I can share the route through Strava.
Please consider the usual COVID precautions, and masks will be required in the cafe.
As usual it is very helpful for our planning to follow this link to book a place on Signup: Group rides