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Sat Feb 24th 2018
Saturday Half Day Ride 2*
Leader:
Sara Ward
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.

A loop from Grove around the Vale returning to Wantage with the chance to view the Letcombes from a slightly different direction.

Predominately flat with a couple of rises towards the end, we will take this 40km at a good 2* pace. The ride will finish with tea in the Market Place so those with time constraints can press on if need be.

Light should be better by late February but day running lights still recommended in case it's overcast.
Riders:
Caroline Yorston
Claire Nunn
David Bridge
Des Higgs
Joanna O'Halloran
Karl Blake
Nick Portsmouth
Phil Ward
Philippa Kendall
Roger Postbeschild
Sally Bensoussis
Sara Ward
Steve Swanton
Susie Turnbull
Riders = 14

Weather:
sunnywindy (fine)cold
Report:
What fun we had today! 9 regulars were delighted to be joined by an impressive group of 5 guest riders.

We managed tight formation by dividing into two groups, separated by 200m, for the bulk of the distance - thanks to Steve, Des and Phil for their support in leading/sweeping.

The glorious winter sunshine further enhanced the experience and we all arrived as planned, by 3.20pm, in time for tea and banter in Wantage before heading home in time for the rugby!

A virtual round of applause for the staff at The Bay Tree Cafe who provided hot drinks in cyclist sized mugs and excellent cakes too.

A very warm welcome Caroline, Claire, Joanna, Sally and Philippa - and thanks to everyone for being such a good natured group. Hope to see you again soon
Distance:
40.00 km (24.85 mi)
 
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Start Locations
WMP
Wantage Market Place
OMH
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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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