Start: 9.30 a.m. Meet: Moulton Co-op, Stocks Hill, Moulton, NN3 7TB. Distance: 51 miles Refreshments: Medbourne (25 miles) Pace: A steady average of 13 mp.h.
Our route starts at Moulton and heads out to Holcot, Old and Harrington and then north to the A6. After a few hundred yards along the A6 we turn off to Dingley and on up to Slawston and Hallaton. There we turn south for Medbourne and the Nevill Arms Café – a café popular with Leicester cyclists – for brunch (25m).
We return via Cottingham, the Triangular Lodge at Rushton, and then through Rothwell, Broughton and Walgrave back to Moulton.
Questions? Contact Brian on 01604 622073 (07843 505213 on the day)
This Sunday’s ride takes us from the gentle hills of The (Northampton)Shire to the remote and craggy Kingdom of Rutlandia. Travelling via Broughton, Rothwell and Rushton, we shall seek refreshment from the good Caterers of East Carlton (Country Park) before entering Rutlandia. Then our route will take us north past Eyebrook Reservoir to sanctuary and a midday meal with the Travelling People (whom some call the Camp-Caravanners) of Sweet Hedges.
We will return through the seductive Vale of Welland and hamlets of Medbourne and Weston, to the hidden Dale of Dingley, before re-entering the Shire by a little-known route and tackling the gradual ascent to the plateau of Harrington and Lamport. From there it is a brief down, up and down back to Moulton.
Assuming we do not fall victim to any Orcs, Nazgul or the rumoured Worm of Uppingham, we shall have covered 55 miles and around 1000 metres of climbing by our return.
If you feel called to this adventure as one of the Fellowship of the Flying Wheel, please gather at the Co-op in Moulton on Sunday 6 October. As this is a longish and slightly arduous route, I would like to leave promptly at 9.30 am, so please aim to be there at 9.15.