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Tue May 15th 2018
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1*
Leader:
Gareth Smith
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
A slightly longer but essentially flat ride into the Vale this evening. Out through Denchworth to Charney Bassett, continuing to the very quiet Sheephouse Lane then back via Ock Bridge, Lyford and Denchworth - about 12 miles.

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.
Riders:
Carin Tranter
Diana Whidborne
Gareth Smith
Lorna Swanton
Paul Penfold
Sheena Arnold
Steve Swanton
Thiyanga Kotecha
Riders = 8
Report:
A beautiful evening - the weather was just right for an enjoyable ride into the Vale. We had stops at Denchworth (to check everyone was OK), Charney (to admire the village), the far end of Sheephouse Lane (to discuss the pig farm!) and Lyford.
Distance:
19.31 km (12.00 mi)
 
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Tue May 15th 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2*
Leader:
Jo Little
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.

Please note the previously advertised rides for 15th and 22nd May have been swapped around.

We will go through the Letcombes to Childrey, then Westcot. There will be a short ride along the Springline before going through Uffington, Goosey, Denchworth and then back to Grove. There are a couple of small climbs - Holborn Hill and at Wescot - but nothing major. As always they are to be taken at your own pace and we will wait for everyone.

31.9km/19.9miles
Riders:
Clare Hazell
David Jackson
David Talboys
Des Higgs
James Bosley
Jo Little
John Tranter
Jon Townsin
Julie Haynes
Karen Townsin
Karl Blake
Michael Tayler
Natalie Lower
Olivia Pile
Stephanie Haddrell
Steve Boreham
Val Smith
Will Matthew
Riders = 18

Weather:
sunny
Report:
On a wonderful sunny evening a large group of 18 of us enjoyed a ride through the beautiful countyside. We split into 2 groups for some of the ride, and into four when going through Wantage.
Everything seemed to go smoothly - except when the ride leader misread her garmin. Apologies for that - I'm still learning!
Welcome to Will on his first ride and to Natalie on her second ride with the club.
Thank you to Karen for leading the second group and to Jon and John for sweeping and minding duties.
Distance:
31.90 km (19.82 mi)
 
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Tue May 15th 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.
Riders:
Carrie Kembleton
David Brown
David Yearley
Riders = 3
Report:
Distance:
33.00 km (20.51 mi)
 
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Tue May 15th 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Jon Townsin
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 we've been North and East in recent weeks, this week we're heading south to visit Hackpen Hill and the lovely descent toward Lambourne before a sharp right hander takes us back past Seven Barrows and down Blowingstone Hill to Ufffington. From there we'll head east to Goosey and Denchworth before returning to Grove.
Riders:
Darran Milne
Eddie Little
Hugh Falkner
James McGuigan
Jane John
John Groves
Mike Cooke
Sharon Bedford
Sian Mitchell
Simon Atkin
Terry Penn
Yvonne Bird
Riders = 12
Report:
A pleasant sunny spring evening ride.
Distance:
39.29 km (24.41 mi)
 
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Tue May 15th 2018
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4*
Leader:
Jason Jones
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.

A 57km route with 424m of elevation, hilly first half, flat second.

We will set off towards East Challow, Childrey, and on to the Spring line. After Bishopstone we will take on Hatchet hill, then enjoy a nice descent down to Shrivenham. From there its Uffington, Goosey and back to Grove.

Lights advisable in case of delays.
Riders:
Frank Schroer
Iain Kent
Jason Jones
Jordan Slater
Nick Stokell
Riders = 5

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
We set out in great conditions for a Tuesday evening (makes a change) as a foursome.
By the time we reached East Challow, we were joined by Nick. We swiftly made our way along the spring line and were soon chasing down Frank up Hatchet hill.
The second half of the ride was equally as quick, as we all took turns at the front. Returning an average pace of around 18mph.
Welcome to Jordan to the 4* and nice to see Iain again after his return last week. Thank you all for making my ride leader debut an easy one (clap)
Distance:
57.00 km (35.42 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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