Phil L led this ride on Saturday morning and writes:
The four of us who “braved” the elements for Saturday’s brisk ride mostly stayed dry – just a sprinkling of rain here and there but we did notice that good old cycling phenomenon – “wind that seems to get stronger and always hits you head on”! Does it ever swing round to push you home?
Anyway, we rode a nice loop out via Finedon and into Irchester Country Park for a coffee stop then back via Wollaston, Earls Barton and Sywell.
For me personally, it was good to be “pumping” the legs a bit so thanks guys for your support.
What a great day for a ride! Bright winter sunshine and no rain – what’s going on?!! So good was the weather in fact, ten of us turned out a brisk and bumpy ride to Irchester Country Park. An excellent opportunity to ‘burn off’ some of that Christmas pud!
Splitting into two groups meant we could cater for different riding speeds and appetites and I think we all enjoyed breezing through the villages of Whiston, Castle Ashby, Bozeat and Hinwick before regrouping at the country park for coffee and cake refuelling!
We split again for the return via the Wollaston-Great Doddington route which incidently is still rideable for bikes despite closure notices for vehicles while they strengthen the bridge over the river -there’s a footbridge available for pedestrians.
My thanks to Brian for leading the other group today.
Phil Letts led this ride around Wellingborough and writes:
No rain today – what’s going on! It was a pleasant, mostly sunny day for a ride which aimed to complement the Waendel Walks’ weekend centred around Wellingborough. In the end four of us completed a circuit of the Wellingborough Parishes and encountered a lot of walkers and a fair few cyclists as well. So whether another year we can link up more constructively with the Waendel programme might be worth considering. It was nice to welcome a new rider – Ray Hebworth down from Yorkshire for the weekend – and Wendy Lewis who has ridden with us before.
Irchester Country Park was a welcome stop for coffee and cake and our return to Moulton just nudged the 30 mile mark.