Milton is Leading this ride and writes:
Start: Nene Whitewater Centre, Bedford Road, NN4 7AA
Cafe Stop: The Buttery at “The Half Moon” Grendon
Distance: Brisk 38 miles, Moderate 32 miles
Pace: Brisk 14mph+ , Moderate 12/13 mph
Expected back: Between 1 & 2pm
The Buttery Cafe, from Castle Ashby, has been moved on and is now very well sited in The Half Moon pub in Grendon. They’ve taken over half the building and have turned it into a lovely cafe …. we have always liked them for their coffee top-up, which continues!
To get there for that freebie, we all plod up the hill through Great Houghton and take the Quinton road to Salcey. We turn right and cross the M1 to Hartwell and Hanslope. At this point the “moderates” turn to Gayhurst and take the Asprey road to pass Olney on the left; then Yardley Hastings and Grendon at 24 miles.
From Hanslope the “brisks” carry on to Castlethorpe and Haversham before turning up to Little Linford, Gayhurst and then it’s the same route to Grendon, apart from a slight variation through Ravenstone! It’s 30 miles to the cafe … so perhaps take some nutrition for the ride.
A short 8 miles home follows.
Hope to see you there.
(It’s always helpful for us to pre-book on Signup: Group rides)