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Tue Apr 10th 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2*
Leader:
Jan McCabe
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.

Heading out to Denchworth, then a clockwise flat loop around the vale via Goosey, Stanford, Gainfield, Charney and Lyford and back via Denchworth again (28k)
Report:
It was great to see people returning for the second of our 2* rides of the season, and a welcome to new rider Di. It was a bit damp and cool but at least it wasn't raining or windy! A flat ride around the Vale, at a gentle pace. The dull weather meant the light disappeared earlier than last week, but was good to see everyone had lights!
Distance:
29.00 km (18.02 mi)
 
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Tue Apr 10th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2*
Leader:
David Yearley
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.
Report:
Distance:
22.53 km (14.00 mi)
 
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Tue Apr 10th 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Nick Dunton
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Early in the season, so this is a straightforward route on familiar roads with no climbing. We will therefore run at the upper end of 3* pace. Bring lights in case of unforeseen problems.
Report:
This was a pleasant and uneventful spin around familiar roads befitting the early-season date. Clearly the winter hasn’t taken too great a toll on the fitness of the three-star group, as we maintained the promised upper-end pace without problems. A lot of chatting indicated the exertion wasn’t too great. The rain just about held off too, which was a bonus. Back well before darkness. Thanks to Roger and Jarv for sweeping duties.
Distance:
33.80 km (21.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27089701
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Tue Apr 10th 2018
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4*
Leader:
Frank Schroer
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.

Please take (working!) lights for the last part
Riders:
Frank Schroer
Jason Jones
Riders = 2

Weather:
black low cloud
Report:
It wasn't the weather or the ride or even ride leader (I guess/hope?), but for numerous reasons (some more valid than others?) there were only 2 of us at OMH for this ride. Shame as it a good route to get some vertical meters in early spring. The threat of rain held off and whilst a kind of a hazy night it was quite pleasant with not too much wind. Progress was good, which meant a small extra bit was added near the end before heading up the A338 and down Court hill which has some impressive potholes and cracks in the road (anyone riding there at the moment - downhill specifically - be warned !). With no rider having the need to return to Grove (we both went there at the start), the ride effectively ended in Wantage, just when it was getting dark. Needless to say the 'group' did stay together well during the ride (!).
Distance:
46.85 km (29.11 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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