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|Cycle Route Details|
|Route Name||25 Mile South Northampton|
|Distance : miles (km)||25.04 (40.30)|
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|25 mile undulating tour of south Northampton. Mainly on roads passing through Milton Malsor, Gayton, Blisworth, Quinton, Preston Deenery, Gt Houghton (great elevated views across Northampton just before you enter the village and a great little pub to pass in the village), on to Little Houghton and then cycle track along the Nene Vally Way and the River Nene to Brackmills, leave Brackmills and take on Houghton Hill this is a very steep climb up into Hardingstone village to pass the Sun Inn (you will need a drink after that hill!) Suitable for ATB and Road bikes but not for time trials.|
|Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?|
|Passes lots of pubs so have some money ready. Great pub at the top of the long steep Houghton Hill after 24 miles.
|Near By Cycle Shops|
|Cycling Clubs located in this region|
|A5 Rangers Cycling Club|
|posted by:Rads||Rating :||difficult :|
|My in-laws live in Northampton, so it's great that you've posted a route like this as I don't have to plan too much when we go and visit! |
I know this is probably not how you're supposed to do this, but I joined the route near the Riverside shopping centre and went clockwise.
The route is great going through the Northamptonshire countryside and all of the little villages make a refreshing change from the East London route I'm used to.
However, the Northamptonshire weather was not too kind to me as on the morning I rode, it decided to snow! I was ok until the snow became rain and I just got cold (must get better wet weather gear).
Got a little lost and didn't quite make it to Gayton (went via Robertsthore instead), then missed out the Hardingstone section and went back home via the town centre ( I was really cold at this point).
Will definitely report back when I've done the whole route properly but just wanted to let you know that I'm glad you put the route on here and that I can't wait to do it in the summer!
|posted by:Nigel||Rating :||difficult :|
|My friend and I cycled this 2 weeks ago and found it to be a nice ride out.|
We added a little extra either way and ended up with 30 miles.
Stopped off at The Boat Inn, Stoke Bruerne.
|posted by:Gareth Shepherd||Rating :||difficult :|
|I have done the whole of this route on different occasions - part of it forms some of the NORBITAL which is fun and the rest is part of my daily ride through villages on my road bike. Good post though, will put some of mine up when I get the chance.|