Start: Oundle, Market Place
Finish: Kettering, Market Place
Total distance: 139km/86miles
Kicking off in Oudle, near Peterborough, there will be constant undulation and some tough climbs.
The first few km’s will be neutralised, before the hammer goes down through the ancient streets of Oudle towards King’s Cliffe.
Heading westerly, riders will pass Corby, Desborough, Naseby and Cottesbrooke on the way to Kettering.
Constant climbing means we should see groups splintering, but there’s a fast descent not far from the end, which could work in favour of a small breakaway, able to travel faster than a large peloton, or could see the groups merge.
Prime viewing spots
Start: Oundle, Market Place, riders through approx 10am
Chain Reaction Sprint, One: Fotheringhay, Outside Falcon Inn Pub, 11 miles in, at around 10.45am
Strava Queen of the Mountain, One: Rockingham, Outside Shire Horse Country Club, 33 miles in at around 11.45am
Chain Reaction Sprint, Two: Desborough, 48 miles in at around 12.30pm
Strava Queen of the Mountains, Two: Harrington, outside Tollemach Arms Pub, 51 miles in at around 12.40pm.
Finish: Kettering, Market Place, at around 2.15pm