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chriswilkes

Member since Feb 2017 • Last active Nov 2021
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    Just in case you're wondering, C really means C! 33 miles at a modest pace with no-one left behind.

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    Hello all, I'm happy to lead a C ride this Sunday. It is forecast to be overcast but dry (no guarantees!) with wind from the north east, so I propose a 33 mile circuit with coffee at the Waterside Café, Stoke Bruerne. They have seating inside and out, cakes and soup.

    Strava won't accept my route through Old Stratford. We will in fact follow a cycleway across a bridge leading to the old Cosgrove road, and will not be crossing the A5 roundabout as shown on the GPX route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2893541560­060358250

    Meeting 8.45 as usual at the Swan Pool. See you then

    Chris

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    Back in Blighty and happy to lead this Wednesday. The wind will be light northerly, so Preston Capes seems a logical destination. Upper Stowe is north too but a bit further and no flatter.

    The weather is forecast to be overcast and dry, but nippy. It should be warm enough in the Toad marquee, better than our lockdown outings anyway! The café will provide a heater.

    Please sign up above. Look forward to seeing you at 9.15 at the Swan Pool

    PS Strava route creator insists on crossing the A43 via a roundabout but please ignore it. In fact we will follow a cycleway from the South Northants Leisure Centre to pedestrian traffic lights. I've gone that way numerous times with A5 Rangers. It's the safe way west out of Towcester .

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    As always, we take hills at our own pace and regroup at the top. The section from Nether Heyford to the coffee stop is the only climb of any length, although we'll now be doing the bumps from Abthorpe to Silverstone.

    The café barn are expecting us between 11 and 11.30. They can offer a breakfast menu and cakes.

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    Just back from a day out. I've altered the route to go from Green Nortons to Silverstone via Bradden instead of via Wood Burcote. Here it is if you have time to upload it. I've rechristened it Upper Stowe anti-clockwise! Thanks Stuart.

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    Hello all,

    I'm happy to lead another ride and have devised a 45 miler to the Barn Café at Upper Stowe. It's not flat, although relatively less hilly than last week's midweek ride: https://www.strava.com/routes/2872423536­979031216

    On the way back we have to cross a roundabout over the A43 at Towcester. I think it is now safe to ride across due to traffic lights on the Wappenham Road, but if not we can use the adjacent pedestrian crossing which leads via a short cycle track to the South Northants Leisure Centre, on our route to Wood Burcote.

    Look forward to seeing you at 9.15 for 9.30 at the Buckingham Leisure Centre. The forecast is overcast but dry (probably) with a gentle NW breeze. If we are more than 8 we will need to split the group, so please can someone be ready to act as second RL.

    Chris

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