Brian, our Rides Secretary, was on this ride led by Eleanor and writes:
Seven riders left the Canoe Centre heading for Quinton. It was cloudy with
quite a breeze which we headed into for most of the morning. We made our
way almost due west out through Towcester, Wappenham and Weedon Lois
before turning north to Canons Ashby and on to the café at the
equestrian centre in Woodford Halse. Not many horses in view but popular
with cyclists. At nearly 30 miles we were ready for the bacon butties on offer especially as the route had been quite hilly as well.
When we emerged from the café the sun came out, the day warmed up and we
had a pleasant trip back with a tail wind, through Maidford and across
to Pattishall. Eleanor – with, no doubt, encouragement from John – managed to
find a few more challenging hills up to Gayton from where, as they say, it
was all downhill (well nearly).
On the way back Sylvia (MK) was asking where were all the cars? The
lanes had been very quiet.
Many thanks to Eleanor for leading the ride and for getting us back in
time to watch most of the Tour.