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Summer of Cycling Leisure Ride – Saturday 22nd June

Brian Tunbridge, our secretary, will be leading this ride and writes:

Leisure Ride Upton Mill lakes.
As part of Summer of Cycling in Northampton the CTC section cycling group are leading a ride on cycle paths from Beckets Park alongside the River Nene to Upton Park Lakes and returning through Upton Park. There is a short stretch where the route is on a firm gravel Bridleway otherwise it is on tarmac. Main roads are crossed where there are pedestrian lights.

This is a flat ride; the only inclines are the bridges over the river and canal.!

10.30 am Start Midsummer Meadow Car Park next to Beckets Park (parking charge). NN1 5PE. along Bedford Road.   Alternatively park free near (but not in) the Canoe Centre under the A45 flyover and use the cycle path along the Bedford road to Beckets Park, about ¾ mile.

The ride will take about 2 hours at a leisurely pace. Please bring a bottle of water.

You do not need to be a member of the CTC to take part in this ride.

If you would like more details of the ride please ring me on 01604 622073.

Hope to see your there.

Please pass this email onto your friend or relatives who may be interested in the ride.

Open (Day) Ride – Sunday 23 June

Brian Tunbridge, our secretary, will be leading this ride and writes:

CTC-Northampton club ride Summer of Cycling in Northampton.

Start  9.30am  Overslade Close, (near Hunsbury Hill Library),  East Hunsbury NN4 0RZ

This ride is registered with the Summer of Cycling and non CTC members may ride!

Distance 53 miles, club ride Cat B but at the more leisurely end. We plan to return by 3.30pm.

Route: Blisworth, Stoke Bruerne, Paulespury, Lechhamstead,  Buckingham (coffee),  Stowe Park, Syresham, Helmdon, Sulgrave Manor (lunch), Wappenham, Greens Norton, Tiffield, Northampton.

This is not a particularly hilly route,

Please bring water and a snack. Sulgrave Manor serves sandwiches, soups and similar.

If you would like more details of the ride please ring me on 01604 622073.

Breakfast Ride – Thursday, 20th June

Philip Gray will be leading this ride and writes:

Join CTC Northampton and Milton Keynes this Thursday 20 June for our traditional “Bike Week” bike breakfast at Salcey Forest café. This is also a Northamptonshire Summer of Cycling event. Any rider is welcome.

We aim to leave the Whitewater Centre on Bedford Road at 7.30 am, for a ride of about 9 miles to the café, where we will be joined by rides from Milton Keynes group.

If you prefer to go direct to the café, we will be there approx 8.30 – 9.30 am. I will lead a group back to Northampton for 10 am.

Hope you may feel like joining us

Happy cycling
Philip