Cycle Sunday Ride Report 24th November 2019

On a very grey morning three of us set off from the market cross to ride to Cublington. We made our way to the Wing Road and once under the railway bridge took the path to Wing. The hedges have been cut so the path is now clear. Just be careful crossing the by-pass. 

 In Wing we cut right into the estate where there is a square post with an inset white mark round the post. We followed the road round to the right and continued on the road until the junction with the Soulbury Road. Here we turned left back uphill into the village then right and down the hill to the left turn to Cublington. Just after the trout farm we turned right down a lovely little lane which ends at the Cublington to Stewkley road. We followed the road right to the Airport Memorial and turned right along the road up the hill to Stewkley where we turned left. 

We met up with another rider at the church and the four of us continued to Stewkley North End. We turned left to Stewkley Dean and where the tarmac ends the bridle path starts on the right. The path is now quite muddy in places but it is quite firm under wheel. We went down the hill and up again, back on to tarmac up the hill and arrived at the junction at Richmond Lodge. We turned left to Mursley, cycled through the village keeping left and on to where route 51 crosses the road. 

We went right on route 51, crossing the next road on to the lane and over the old railway bridge where the photo was taken. This is a really good route to ride and always a pleasure. After the bridge we went right to the next crossing. We turned right to Newton Longville and at the crossroads in the village went across. 

At the junction near the new housing in Bletchley, we crossed and cycled on to Stoke Hammond. Once across the by-pass and railway we rode into the village, then right and then left along Bragenham Side to the Grand Union Canal. On to the path south we rode past the Three Locks and continued on the path back into Leighton Buzzard. 

We covered 28 miles in just under three hours. There are always the hills if you are cycling around this area and you will have several ups (and several downs). Just get into a low gear and go for it.