CTC Northampton’s Summer of Cycling

Philip Gray, our Chairman, writes:

In this Olympic year, your local CTC and other organizations have been working to launch Northamptonshire’s Summer of Cycling.

Our own programme has something for everyone ranging from 5 and 10 mile leisure rides to all-day rides into other counties. Across Northamptonshire there’s “The Big Bike Fix”, “Cycle Fest” Saturdays in Daventry, Corby and Northampton, and the amazing “Godiva Awakes” cycle-powered artwork at Delapre Abbey on 31 July.

For more details please see:

  • our special Summer of Cycling web page
  • the county’s Summer of Cycling web page
  • and don’t forget the Bike Week website

I hope to see you, your family and friends during the summer.

Happy cycling!

Events in June

Sunday 3rd June

Iain Dawson led a ride to Fermyn Woods.  Report to follow.

Sunday 10th June

L’Eroica Charity Ride.  Report to follow.

Saturday 16th June – Explore Connect-2

Brian Tunbridge leads a leisurely ride as part of the Summer of Cycling.  Meet at 2.00 p.m. at Midsummer Meadow to discover the Sustrans Connect-2 Route alongside the River Nene.  About 5 miles.  Contact 01604 622073.

Sunday 17th June – Club ride

Brian Tunbridge leads a club ride starting at 9.30 a.m. from Hunsbury Hill.  About 55 miles.  Contact 01604 622073.

Thursday 21st JuneThe Summer of Cycling Breakfast

Philip Gray leads a ride to breakfast at Salcey Forest.  Meet at 7.30 a.m. at the Canoe Centre, Bedford Road, for a ride of about 20 miles.  An annual event, in previous years this has been called the “Bike Week Breakfast”.  Contact 01604 720522.

Sunday 24th JuneThe Daventry Cycle Festival

A Summer of Cycling event. Mike Hart leads a ride of about 45 miles to the Daventry Cycle Festival.  Meet at 9.30 a.m.  Venue to be confirmed.  Contact 01604 631965.

Wednesday 27th June – Annual Barbecue

An annual social event, in previous years this has been called the “Bike Week BBQ”.  Now it’s the Summer of Cycling BBQ!  Starts at 7.00 p.m. courtesy of John Dunkley.  Contact John on 01327 342588 to book places.  £7.50 per place.

Saturday 30th June – The Corby Cycle Festival

Details here.