Phil Letts is leading this ride and writes:
Start time: 9.30am
Meeting point: Nene Whitewater Centre, Bedford Road, NN4 7AA
Distance: 37 miles
Café stop: Barley Mow public house, Cosgrove
Average pace: Steady-12mph
Time expected back: 2pm
This mostly off-road ride uses a variety of surfaces ranging from gravel track, grass canal side and tarmac so a MTB or gravel bike is required not a road bike.
This route utilises a fair bit of NCN 6 and after leaving CC we pick it up through Brackmills and Great Houghton pealing off left onto the B526 to Piddington. Once through Salcey via the bridleway we make our way to Long Street, Hanslope and Castlethorpe again on NCN6. We take the gravel track into Cosgrove Leisure Park, up onto the Grand Union Canal aqueduct making our way to the coffee stop-Barley Mow pub, Cosgrove at 18 miles.
From the coffee stop there we follow the canal path all the way to Stoke Bruerne finally leaving the canal path for Ashton and Hartwell. We again pick up NCN 5 from Quinton and Preston Deanery and the gravel track through Brackmills back to base.
Here is the RideWithGPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39286487
Can book up via SignUp Genius or I’m on 07867388592