Milton is leading this ride and writes:
Start: Nene Whitewater Centre, Bedford Road, NN4 7AA
Distance: 55 miles
Pace: Steady (c. 12/14 mph)
Café Stop: Woodford Mill Café, Ringstead
Estimated return: Between 2-3pm
Woodford Mill Cafe is on the Nene and an attractive spot, worthy of a decent ride. Although this is a 55 mile trip, it isn’t especially lumpy and should be within the range of most of the club’s riders!. I have popped in the climb up to Castle Ashby at the beginning just to warm us all up!
We set off through Little Houghton, Cogenhoe, Castle Ashby and Bozeat before heading down the (thankfully) re-surfaced Dungee Rd towards Hinwick, Poddington, and Newton Bromswold before we turn North to Chelveston, Denford and our cafe. Quite a few of these roads are very quiet indeed and little known to many of us … so, something of a change!
Homewards, from the cafe, we continue North and then West through the Cranfords before heading South through Burton Latimer, edging past Finedon and reaching Great Harrowden after the lovely “The Slips” road. Back in our part of the woods, it’s Mears Ashby, and Ecton village across the A45 , along Ecton Lane, and the usual scattering towards home.
It’s 30 miles to the café, so it makes sense to carry some fuel for the journey.
The forecast, six days in advance, is for a cool day with ‘gentle breezes’ which sounds pretty OK to me. As usual it is very helpful for our planning to book a place on Signup: Group rides
I look forward to your company.
RWGPS Link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38822708