This year’s 100 mile off-road ride starts from Great Bowden – What3Words ///fenced.calls.hypnotist – at 6.30am on Saturday 5 June.
The route has been planned to be flowing with a mixture of gravel, tarmac and grassy bridleways and should be suitable for all types of off-road bikes.
See link to the draft route below (clockwise) –
The routes heads North East at first descending through the flower meadow above Stockerston and then takes in the bridleway above Eyebrook and heads through the viaduct at Harringworth before skirting around Spanhoe Aifield and through Wakerley and Fineshades Woods. It then sweeps south on sections of the Nene Way to Thrapston – for refuelling – and Irthlingborough before turning north on the disused railway line following the Nene to Islip and then further north to Lyveden New Bield. It then heads West to Brigstock and follows Geddington Chase to skirt north of Kettering before the run in through Rushston, Pipewell and Wilbarston before the final sting in the tail over 5 Ways hill.
100 miles is a significant challenge off road and is likely to take 9 hours of riding time so you will need to plan accordingly and carry plenty of spares and have a plan for rescue if needed, as this is an unsupported club ride. As ever for off-road rides we recommend some form of puncture protection such as tubeless tyres with sealant or self sealing inner tubes.
Please let us know if you’re coming -ideally via our WhatsApp group – so we can organise ride groups by bike type and speed.
To be added to our off-road WhatsApp group please message Adrian Killworth or email your mobile number to firstname.lastname@example.org