Ride Report – Sunday 15th November

Philip G led this ride and writes:

Last Sunday five riders, undeterred by a grim forecast, came out to test themselves against Storm Abigail’s gusty southwesterlies: Ian M, Tim, Phil J, Brian and me.

Heading out into the wind was quite a struggle. A slight error led us to discover the lovely road from Moreton Pinkney to Eydon. Finally we reached Harley’s Caf√©, meeting George who was just leaving.

The stretch to Towcester was a total contrast: gliding along with the wind behind us through glorious villages in crisp sunshine. Our goal was Towcester Mill Brewery, where we washed our own sandwiches down with the excellent house brews. A highly recommended stop for any beer lover.

The wind then more or less blew us home to complete a very enjoyable 45-mile ride, whatever the forecast said!

Day ride – Sunday 9th June

Iain Dawson, our Rides Secretary will be leading this ride and writes:

This Sunday we’ll be heading over to the west of the county and through the village of Eydon. There’s no special reason for visiting that spot, although I’m sure it’s lovely, but it will give us a chance to try out a different mix of lanes to those we usually ride on.

Total distance is a shade over 50 miles (12 m.p.h. average speed at a steady pace), elevenses will be at Canons Ashby, lunch in Towcester and the weather looks set to continue fine into the weekend so I’ll see you all on Sunday – start at East Hunsbury (Overslade Close, by the library, NN4 0RZ) at 9.30 a.m.

Iain is on 07909 992468