Steve Jeans leads this semi-urban ride exploring the waterways in and around Swindon. Meet at Mouldon Hill Country Park Car Park for a 9.30am start.
We will start with a circuit round Mouldon lake then head towards Sparcells Forest and from there we will make our way to Roughmoor lake. From Roughmoor lake we will head towards Coate Water taking in Lydiard lake, Wichelstowe lake and canal, and passing through the Croft Trail.
From there, we’ll enter Coate Water via Broome Manor Lane where we will have a stop.
Once refuelled we will complete a circuit of Coate Water and head towards the lawns where – you guessed it – there are another two lakes! We will then head home taking the Old Town railway cycle path, Mannington rec, and the Moredon cycle route.
The ride will cover approximately 25 miles, using cycle paths and single tracks with minimal road riding. Although an urban ride it does not always feel like it and there will be some mud. Depending on the weather the route could be slippery in places. We will be out 2.5 to 3hrs. Please note that there is a height limit at Mouldon Hill Car Park barrier.
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