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Away-day ride to Stoke Bruerne

Sunday, 23 April 2023 - 10:30am

NB there will be a shorter option of about 48k - route to be decided on the day

A moderately hilly, longer ride via some of the lesser travelled Northamptonshire lanes to Stoke Bruerne canal heritage centre. Coffee at start, so NO coffee stop but we will stop for snacks etc en route both ways as required – so bring some.

Ride report

Coffee and cake at Lodge Cottage before we set off. We had lovely warm, sunny weather for the ride out to Stoke Bruerne. Four riders took a shorter option to return at Marston St Laurence (church photo) leaving three to go on to late lunch at Stoke Bruerne canal heritage centre.  At Newbottle we saw some heritage breed cattle and calves. We got lucky with the weather as predicted heavy rain only started five miles from home where more tea and cake were welcome!

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Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Full ride leader

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Chez Jon 10:30am

Coffee available from 9:45 chez Jon


Stoke Bruerne Canal Café, Stoke Bruerne 1:30pm

Other lunch venues possible


Oxford area 5:30pm

Tea and cakes available

All of the times (apart from the start time) are approximate only, as weather or punctures may affect them.

Ride options and attendance

Ride option Distance Pace Attendees

Full ride

98km 20kph

Half day ride

48km 20kph

The pace listed above is the average pace we do, so in general when cycling along the flat we will go a bit faster than the average pace. Please be aware of this if you are wondering whether you will be able to keep up on the ride.

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