We'll head off out to Harlestone, then Great brington, Guilsborough, stopping for refreshments at Naseby. Heading back via Haselbech, Holdenby, etc. Please see map for the route (and make note of the hills.....some will be very challenging !). Normal group riding etiquette on the day please (see below for a reminder). I have listed this as 'steady' but it may well fall into the 'challenging' bracket at times :-/ Please be sure you are happy with being able to do the distance at an average speed of 12/13mph. My contact number on the day is 07886 860468. Paul
Here are our tried and tested NSC ride etiquette. These simple guidelines help to keep our rides sociable, and more enjoyable for everyone (and safe) :
- The route,ride pace and resting/stopping times to be dictated by the ride leader, which will be determined by the pace of the slower riders (not the fastest riders)
- A back-marker should stay with the slowest rider(s) at the back (preferably a volunteer regular rider), who the leader can regularly 'touch base' with to help maintain the right pace .
- The rider(s) at the back should always be able to see the leader at the front (within 50m say), with the role of the ride leader being to monitor his/her pace so as to stay visible to the back-marker and to regularly check that the pace is not too fast/slow.
- Participants to always stay behind (or level with) the leader, unless clearly agreed/discussed with the leader (with the exception of uphill sections, as riders have different gearing and cadence preferences)
- If any riders do overtake the leader they must stop and wait at any junctions or at the top of hills to regroup. The ride leader should then give the slower riders sufficient time to rest/recover before setting off
- Anyone leaving the ride or deviating from the planned route should let the ride leader know directly or indirectly.
Before heading off, the ride leader will have a chat to the group about some of these guidelines and answer, and of course please let us know during the ride if the pace is too fast/slow , or you want to stop and rest
Lovely rolling countryside, with a popular stop for of tea and cakes (and/or bacon sandwich) at Naseby vicarage
Mostly quiet lanes
Please bring helmets, spare inner tubes and a bit of money
We never leave anyone behind