Phillip Gray will lead this ride and writes:
This Saturday’s ride is a gentle opportunity to burn off a few calories before Christmas – and to do some light Christmas shopping if you wish. Starting at the Brampton Valley Way (BVW) at 9.30 a.m. (near “The Windhover”) we will head to the Heart of the Shires “shopping village” for a coffee and a quick (optional) browse. The pace will be moderate and the hills not too numerous.
After a ride of about 25 miles we should be back at the BVW by 13.00 pm or a little earlier. I recommend bringing lights (at least a rear one) even though it is daytime.
To reach the Heart of the Shires, we may use the tunnel under the canal / railway at Muscott, which has a short rough track, if the weather is dry. If not, or if you prefer to avoid rough stuff, there is a good alternative via Brockhall.
Please let me know if you have any questions (it’s also helpful to let me know if you are coming along).
Hope to see you there
NB The tea-stop is a change from the one advertised.