Launde. The word to strike fear into any whose post-café form is not great. With it's 18% gradient straight from the stop, it is not to be taken lightly, but it is a lovely place to stop in any weather, so we do it anyway!
This route approaches from the East after rolling around the valley, through Wing and then heading to Braunston. It's not so long at 60km, with Launde coming up after 40km, so fine for a winter ride.
Launde from the East
Wing or Uppingham - Winter
Spin to the Welland's Mouth
This should be on every RFW rider's bucket list, a ride to the seaside and back in a day. It's obviously a big day, with over 282km/175ml covered. A lot is flat, but beware the headwind on the return...
This is pretty much the most direct route, avoiding major roads the vast majority of the time. Target an early start, with fish and chips for lunch in Hunstanton and plenty of new roads. Take some lights in case of delays.
Rutland Water East
The challenge to us is to follow this boundary (as best as the roads/tracks allow). This gives a ride of about 150 Km/90 miles, including a bit of gravel along the Brampton Valley.
Here's a link to a Strava route for you to follow.
If you prefer you can break the route near Islip Furnaces and head back via Grafton Underwood.
Cafe Ventoux, Tugby
Top Lodge, Fineshade Wood
New Lodge Farm Bulwick
Here are some routes that we regularly use for club runs. Use the Categories to limit the routes you see. The compass points relate to where the ride goes from the clubhouse. Routes can be downloaded for your cycle computer, either directly as a GPX or via Strava for TCX.