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Sat May 25th 2019
2* Saturday Half Day Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Jon Townsin - 07780 676051
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Half day ride (45-55km / 30-40 miles), with a tea stop, at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly. Might be a struggle for new or irregular riders in winter months.

Starting at 1.00pm, we'll head south through the Letcombes and up everyone's favourite hill, Hackpen. From there we will enjoy the swoop down into Lambourn and then along the valley road as far as Boxford.

From this southern most spot, we'll head north, through Leckhampstead and on to Saddleback Farm shop for an optional tea stop. Then its off via Farnborough and back down Chain Hill through Wantage and Grove.
A slightly longer ride at 57k with a couple of climbs should get us back by 5.00pm.

Sunset: 9:05pm   Twilight Ends: 9:49pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30050600

Tue May 28th 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Steve Swanton - 07857 527990
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Tonight we'll follow one of my favourite 1* routes before our monthly social at the Fox in Denchworth. Out through Denchworth to East Hanney, where we will explore some hidden corners, before using a couple of off-road tracks to make our way back to Denchworth. Although the tracks are slightly rough in places, the sense of being in the middle of nowhere is amazing. A round trip of just over 10 miles.

The stop for a drink (many stay for a meal too) with riders from other groups at the Fox is optional, and I am happy to bring riders who can't stop back to Grove. If you plan to stop, please have lights with you if riding home later.

Our leisurely and sociable 10-mile club rides are designed specifically with adult newcomers to cycling and youngsters in mind, or those who just want some relaxed and sociable exercise. We cover a distance of about 10 miles at a gentle pace of 8-10 mph, following quiet country lanes and the occasional easy off-road track. We stop regularly to catch our breath, to take in the views and anything that takes our interest along the way.

Sunset: 9:09pm   Twilight Ends: 9:54pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27570762

Tue May 28th 2019
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
John Tranter - 07836 238350
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.

Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.

A few 'roads less travelled' tonight. Out via Denchworth and Park Lane to Standford in the Vale, then a lovely quiet road from Hatford across to the A420. A short section on the roadside path then brings us to the picturesque village of Buckland, rarely visited on our rides without the accompanying climb of the hill from the Thames valley which we cunningly avoid this evening. After a tour of the village back streets we will follow the quiet lanes back to Charney Bassett and Denchworth.

17 miles to the pub, 19 miles all the way back to Grove.

Sunset: 9:09pm   Twilight Ends: 9:54pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30041007

Tue May 28th 2019
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Yearley - 07792 967607
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know. Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any two. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.

Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.
Sunset: 9:09pm   Twilight Ends: 9:54pm

Tue May 28th 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Katherine Boyce - 07817 727563
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.

As it's pub night, a straightforward trip out to Faringdon via Fernham and back via Hatford and Charney, so just the one small hill :). I'll probably park at Denchworth, so you will need ot make your own way back to Old Mill Hall.

Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.

Sunset: 9:09pm   Twilight Ends: 9:54pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5093249

Tue May 28th 2019
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Peter Cowan - 07766396781
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). May be hilly.

Sunset: 9:09pm   Twilight Ends: 9:54pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29997708

Thu May 30th 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Stephanie Haddrell - 07756034430
Start Time:
10:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Social rides up to half day - 32km (20 miles), usually with a cafe stop, at a riding pace of 16-20km/h (10-12mph). Please check website on the morning of the ride if the weather is poor as it may be cancelled or the start time changed.
Sunset: 9:11pm   Twilight Ends: 9:56pm

Sat Jun 1st 2019
3* Saturday Half Day Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Half day ride (60-70km / 38-45 miles), with a tea stop, riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). Likely to visit distant destinations. Not suitable for irregular riders. Climbing likely.
Sunset: 9:13pm   Twilight Ends: 9:59pm

Sun Jun 2nd 2019
Oxfordshire 75-mile ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Steve Swanton - 07857 527990
Start Time:
9:00 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
An opportunity to tackle a longer distance at a steady pace in preparation for the Century ride at the end of the month. Please put the date in your diary.

Provisional route for the 75-miler (its actually 76) shown below. A clockwise route taking us north across the Thames Valley and into the Cotswolds with coffee stop at Lechlade, lunch in Chipping Norton and several possibilities for pub stops on the way home (Northmoor, Newbridge). A few hills on the way to Chippy but relatively flat on the way home.

Please let Steve know if you are thinking of coming to help with planning the refreshment stops.

Sunset: 9:14pm   Twilight Ends: 10:00pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29850948

Tue Jun 4th 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Carin Tranter - 07771 823301
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Our leisurely and sociable 10-mile club rides are designed specifically with adult newcomers to cycling and youngsters in mind, or those who just want some relaxed and sociable exercise. We cover a distance of about 10 miles at a gentle pace of 8-10 mph, following quiet country lanes and the occasional easy off-road track. We stop regularly to catch our breath, to take in the views and anything that takes our interest along the way.
Sunset: 9:17pm   Twilight Ends: 10:03pm

Tue Jun 4th 2019
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Gareth Smith - [javascript protected email address]
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.
Sunset: 9:17pm   Twilight Ends: 10:03pm

Tue Jun 4th 2019
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Yearley - 07792 967607
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know. Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any two. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.
Sunset: 9:17pm   Twilight Ends: 10:03pm

Tue Jun 4th 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Jon Townsin - 07780 676051
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.

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Sunset: 9:17pm   Twilight Ends: 10:03pm

Tue Jun 4th 2019
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). May be hilly.
Sunset: 9:17pm   Twilight Ends: 10:03pm

Thu Jun 6th 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Des Higgs - 07798 941250
Start Time:
10:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Social rides up to half day - 32km (20 miles), usually with a cafe stop, at a riding pace of 16-20km/h (10-12mph). Please check website on the morning of the ride if the weather is poor as it may be cancelled or the start time changed.
Sunset: 9:18pm   Twilight Ends: 10:05pm

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Categories
1* - Suitable for irregular, social, beginner or family riders, pace will match the slower riders. Not hilly or long. Expect rides up to 3 hours. Gentle exercise.
2* - Suitable for regular riders who prefer to cover some distance but at a more relaxed pace. Likely to be half-day rides. Solid exercise.
3* - Suitable for experienced riders, may be hilly, long, quick, or any combination! Likely to be half or full-day rides. Challenging exercise.
4* - Suitable for athletic riders who can ride safely above the 3* standard. Quick rides for the fit.
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