Brian, our Secretary, writes this report on our Christmas lunch at Stoke Bruerne:
Well, the snow came (about four inches of it) as forecast and at 9.00 a.m. the texts and phone calls were flowing with plans for the morning. Were we riding to “The Navigation” or not? The hard men went out on their bikes to test the snow, Peter on his knoblies and Alex with a cunning plan to ride to the lunch venue along the canal, complete with wet suit and snorkel just in case it was quicker in the canal. However, it was the wrong kind of snow and sanity reigned and we grouped up in cars!
Unfortunately a few in the west found too many cars blocking the roads whilst those of us in the east were lucky to have the roads to ourselves. Once onto the A45 and A508 it was plain sailing to The Navigation. Ten of us made it from Northampton and six from Milton Keynes. We almost had the place to ourselves as the expected 130 other customers that day did not turn up!
The meal was very good as was the company and I think we were glad to have made the effort.
Thanks to Mike Harris (CTC Milton Keynes) and Philip Gray (CTC Northampton) for organising the lunch and reminding us what food we had ordered!