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Club Centenary – Women’s Tour
August 6 - August 8
A short moving on tour carrying your own luggage over three days passing through some gorgeous countryside, pretty villages and an optional stop in Stratford-on-Avon.
Day 1 – Coventry to Banbury
Starting from Coventry 9.30 at the War Memorial Park
First port of call will be an early coffee at Hunningham Hill Top Cafe, followed by opportunity to stop and buy lunch at Napton Post office. Then we ride to Upper Boddington Reservoir for our picnic and down the Cherwell Valley via Cropedy to Banbury.
Day 2 – Banbury to Evesham
From Banbury we will travel across the North Cotswolds , with coffee at Shipston on Stour and Lunch at Chipping Camden.
We will fly down into the Avon Valley through Honeybourne and then travel in to Evesham. Its only about 10 miles from Chipping Camden to Evesham so we can make it a leisurely lunch and take a walk around the town.
Day 3 – Evesham to Coventry
A couple of options, depending on how we are all feeling.
From Evesham we can head north to Alcester and / or along the Valley to Bidford on Avon .
Stratford may be very crowded and we could go to the Cowshed at Wootten Wawen for lunch or to a stream side cafe near Aston Cantlow . Then we can travel up through Hatton to Balsall Common and then home to Coventry.
It is proposed we stay at the Premier Inns at both Banbury and Evesham ,They are a bit out of town, but are of consistent quality,reasonable price and easy to book. You will need to book your own rooms. You may wish to share a room, None of the days should be more than 45 miles in length and of course we can take as much time as we like. No one will be left behind at any point and if we feel the need to be in two groups at certain stages, that should be fine. We are blessed with having possibly 5 ride leaders with us.We can issue GPX files and printable maps. Both Banbury and Evesham have railway stations, if for any reason someone needs to get home sooner.
If you are interested and have not yet communicated with Vicky Palethorpe, please do so by May 17th.