Early Start Ride to Silverstone
Given the fantastic weather, we are putting out a longish ride, planned for us by Mr Beezer. It takes us to Silverstone and back via some beautiful countryside so it is well worth getting up a bit earlier than normal. We will be departing the Rose & Crown at 8am which should give us plenty time to complete the route, rehydrate at the Pub and watch Mr Murray win Wimbledon. We don’t have a nominated lead rider yet so please do bring your GPS devices or maps of the route together with water bottle(s) and something to eat. In all the route is around the 65 mile mark and varies between flat and rolling rather than any big climbs.
Note : If you have a Garmin that doesn’t have built in maps (like the Garmin 200 or 500/510) we have had a stab at creating a course file that you should be able to download to your device and get directions for this long route. We haven’t tested it though so please make sure you have a paper based map backup. The file is located here.
Usual 10am ride
For those wanting to ride something more like our usual ride, we have one planned by Mr Bembridge. It doesn’t look like he will be able to join us this week to lead it out so please again, bring the route on your GPS device or the more traditional ‘bit of paper’. We meet for this ride from 9:50am for a 10am departure.
We would like to congratulate Mark & Dave who last week each rode their first Century (100 miles). They showed an enormous amount of grit and determination on what was an incredibly hilly course. Well done chaps, we are very proud of you.