Sunday, 23 February 2014

Another Saturday another superb shop ride

Led by the industrial language of splendid Steve Major we enjoyed another C&DCYCLES Saturday shop ride taking in the delights of East Northants. Some good Strava segments on this including one of my least favourite hills out of Thrapston. I got a PR on that slope so I think I may be starting to win that battle!

Monuments and bits of history grabbed my attention yesterday. The Finedon war Memorial was first thing that caught my eye with it's side inscription of 'ENJOYMENT' which I thought was a bit odd and the more appropriately 'COURAGE' on the front. Then we passed the 'Waterloo Round House,' which has a rather interesting history . The next thing I noticed was the war memorial at Denford, much more serious with it's 'COUNTRY, SACRIFICE, HONOUR AND ENDURANCE,' inscription.
(ps Steve I hate that lumpy bit of road from Denford to Thrapston.)
Then through Twywell we passed the Toll Cottage which, apart from a mention in a toll or turnpike database I can find nothing of interest about. I guess the thing that struck me was we would have paid to go through Twywell on our penny farthings.

Anyway a great ride and a most welcome slice of cake at the shop at the end.

Great turnout as usual

This is the view of Rushton on my way home to show what a beautiful day it was

Splendid cake at the shop

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