pga wrote:Northamptonshire is a wonderful cycling county. I discovered after moving from Manchester over 40 years ago that the riding can be challenging - no big big climbs but not much flat either. There are a few good flattish routes, eg the Brampton Valley Way along the old railway from Northampton to Market Harborough, ideal for family riding with the bonus of a preserved railway en route. Some of the new housing estates to the south of the town have funded cycling routes along the Grand Union Canal. There are no riverside cycling routes on the Nene but reasonable quiet roads are never far away.
Oundle, Uppingham and Stamford should not me missed.
As a resident of Wellingborough i can confirm there is no cycle path along the Nene , yes sections do have a useable path but there is no continual path that i am aware of .
As others have mentioned its not a bad county for cycling and depending where you are looking at you can be on the lanes and quiet roads within minutes .
Feel free to ask any questions