Ian M will be leading Saturday morning’s ride and writes:
Meet: Brampton Valley Way (BVW) / Welford Road Crossing NN6 8AA (There is a BVW car park just up Brampton Lane)
Start: 9.30 a.m.
Distance: 27 miles
Speed: Brisk-ish (slower than Brisk!) – aiming at 14 mph and happy to achieve 13 mph
Elevenses: The Red Lion in Crick
The route is out via the Harlestones, Great Brington and Long Buckby to Crick; return via West Haddon, Ravensthorpe and East Haddon – here on RideWithGPS. (For avid fans of OS maps, you’ll need *three* sheets – 140, 141 and 152 – as one mile of the route is on a corner of the Kettering & Corby sheet!)
Quiet roads (apart from three very short sections of the A428) – so quiet that on my recce on Tuesday there were two cows on the gated road just north of Watford village!
Elevenses at The Red Lion in Crick after 14 miles. There’s no teashop or café in the village but the pub opens at 11.00 a.m. and offers coffee and a small selection of cakes. (I had the coffee and walnut.) If we find we’re going to be early then Mary, the landlady, has offered to open for us at 10.45 a.m. and I’ll phone her from Long Buckby.
We should be back at BVW by 12.30 p.m., allowing for the coffee stop.
Questions? Contact Ian M on 07960 302095.