Brian, our Rides Secretary, went on this ride led by Phil L and writes:
It was quite cool on Saturday morning (3°C) but the roads were not icy. Four of us set out from our Brampton Valley Way meeting point up through Church Brampton and then across to Althorp. We had the wind behind us as we made our way through West Haddon and Long Buckby to Yelvertoft on very quiet country lanes. Then we turned south into the breeze as we made our way down National Cycle Route 50 through Crick and Ashby St Legers, great countryside on quiet roads. As we approached Daventry there was hail in the
wind and we were glad to stop for coffee at the Country Park café which we almost had to ourselves. The last stage back to Northampton was a bit of a battle against the wind and it felt much colder with a hint of rain in the air, although we did not get seriously wet.
Many thanks to Phil L for leading the ride which was just right for a breath of fresh air on a winter’s morning.
A rather select group of four riders sped their way westwards in pleasant sunshine last Sunday on a brisk ride to Daventry Country Park.
We had a new rider to some of us (Milton) riding out so it was good to include a potential new member. Our journey out (25 miles) through some of the county’s delightful stone villages – West Haddon and Ashby St Ledgers – eventually enabled us to pick up National Cycle Network Route 50 through to Daventry Country Park where we sat in the autumnal sunshine enjoying the traditional coffee and cake.
It was a straightforward and shortish 10-mile return trip through Norton and the Bringtons to top off an enjoyable 35-mile leg-loosener!