Ride report – Saturday 12th May

Phil Letts led this ride around Wellingborough and writes:

No rain today – what’s going on! It was a pleasant, mostly sunny day for a ride which aimed to complement the Waendel Walks’ weekend centred around Wellingborough.  In the end four of us completed a circuit of the Wellingborough Parishes and encountered a lot of walkers and a fair few cyclists as well.  So whether another year we can link up more constructively with the Waendel programme might be worth considering. It was nice to welcome a new rider – Ray Hebworth down from Yorkshire for the weekend – and Wendy Lewis who has ridden with us before.

Irchester Country Park was a welcome stop for coffee and cake and our return to Moulton just nudged the 30 mile mark.

Events in May

Sunday 6th May – Day ride to the route of the HS2 High Speed Railway on the Oxfordshire border

Bride Tunbridge led this ride. Report to follow.

Saturday 12th May – Day ride connecting the parishes of Wellingborough and the Nene Valley

Coinciding with the Waendel Walks Weekend, Phil Letts leads this ride of about 45 miles, starting at 9.30 a.m. from Moulton Co-op.  Lunch at Irchester Country Park.  Phil is on 07707 118389

Sunday 20th May – Day ride to Market Harborough

Iain Dawson leads this ride of about 50 miles, starting at 9.30 a.m. from Moulton co-op.  Elevenses at Kelmarsh; lunch at Market Harborough.  Iain is on 07909 992468

Saturday 26th May – Afternoon ride to Olney – “The William Carey Ride”

Philip Gray leads this ride of about 35 miles with a visit to Olney Museum and to note the influence of Olney on William Carey of Moulton.  See The Carey Experience.

The museum celebrates two great men who lived in Olney in the 18th century: the poet and letter writer William Cowper and his friend, John Newton, who wrote the hymn “Amazing Grace”.  It is housed in the building that the poet lived and worked in. It has beautiful, well tended gardens and a lovely summerhouse.

The ride starts at 1.00 p.m. from the Canoe Centre, Bedford Road.  If the weather is dry, it may include an off-road section.  Philip is on 01604 720522.