Cyclists enjoy new map of Northampton

Dozens of cyclists took advantage of a new cycle map for Northampton with a 12-mile bike ride to coincide with Bike Week.

Leader of Northampton Borough Council, Tony Woods, handed over the route map to the Cyclists' Touring Club, which teamed up with Age Concern's Easy Rider scheme for the trek on Saturday.

About 50 cyclists completed the 90-minute bike ride, which left Midsummer Meadow and followed a route through Sixfields, Upton, Hunsbury and Delapre.

Jason Williams, from Age Concern, said: "It's fantastic and it highlights places of interest as well as cycle shops. After doing that ride, it shows how quickly you can do the whole of the outskirts of Northampton.

"Easy Rider was set up so people who had never cycled before could enjoy longer cycle rides."

Copies of the cycle route map are available from Northamptonshire County Council or at