Milton is leading this ride and writes:
Start time 9.30 a.m.
Meeting point Moulton Co-op (Stocks Hill, NN3 7TB)
Distance 45 miles
Refreshment stop Woodford Mill (23 miles)
This is only 45 miles, which we will take at no more than a steady pace (somewhere in the 12 – 14 m.p.h. range) to a fine coffee stop on the river at Ringstead where, as the sun will be shining and only the slightest breeze will be blowing, we will sit overlooking the river in style. It’s not an especially hilly route either.
From Moulton we head to Sywell, Mears Ashby, Wilby and cross the river to Wollaston. Then it’s Wymington, Newton Bromsgrove, Caldecott and Chelveston. We skirt the western edges of Raunds and cross the A45, before going through Ringstead towards the river and our coffee stop at the Mill.
Home is through Great Addington, The Cranfords, St Andrew and St John and then south through Burton Latimer. We toy with the edges of Finedon before turning west along one of my favourite roads, The Slips. To the Harrowdens, Mears Ashby, Sywell again and then home to Moulton.
We ought to be back by mid-afternoon, say 3 p.m. at the latest. It could easily be by 2 p.m.
It’ll be good to see you.