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Tue May 29th 2018
Tuesday evening 1* Ride - Cancelled 1*
Leader:
Steve Swanton
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
The Hanney Explorer - this is my favourite 10-mile club route, visiting a hidden corner of the Hanneys and taking in some easy off-road, including the wonderful track from West Hanney to Denchworth. A round trip of just over 10 miles.

There is the option to stop at the Fox for a social get-together with riders from the other groups at the end of the ride - lights will be needed for riding home if you decide to stop.

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:
Riders = 0
Report:
Cancelled due to the inclement weather. Di did gamely turn up for the ride but we decided to join the 2* ride instead.

I will try to reschedule the ride at a convenient point in the season.
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Tue May 29th 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2*
Leader:
John Tranter
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 social stop at The Fox at Denchworth at the end of the ride.

A favourite route to the east this time. We head down the cycle path to Wantage and then take the quiet tracks and lanes to Ginge and across to East Hendred. Featherbed Lane then leads to a lovely descent into Steventon. We will head back to the Hanneys and the pub at Denchworth or back to Grove.

There are a few sections on bike tracks but the surfaces are generally not too bad and should be suitable for all bikes (unless you've gone a bit crazy with the carbon bling).

18 miles with what feels like more downhill than uphill (I know that can't actually be right, but trust me on this...)
Report:
Soggy! Rain was falling as we gathered - small numbers as a result and the decision was taken to abandon the 1* ride altogether and combine it with this one. We started in a lull, but the rain came back and got harder...

Decision taken at Betterton to abandon the planned route and head for home over Lains Barn hill.

Thanks to all for being brave / mad enough to turn up!
Distance:
15.13 km (9.40 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/23693885
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Tue May 29th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2*
Leader:
David Brown
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15-20 miles.

Optional social stop at The Fox at Denchworth at the end of the ride.
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Tue May 29th 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Eddie Little
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Heading out via Wantage down the A417 into East Challow.
A small climb up Letcombe Hill. Then we will drop down through the Letcombe's up Holburn Hill & along the Childrey rollercoaster 🎒 following the Springline.Then we travel down through Woolstone,Uffington,Baulking,& Goosey.
The ride will end at The Fox at Denchworth optional social stopπŸš΄πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸΊπŸ½πŸ·Please remember to bring your lights!
Distance 19.94miles, Ride Time,1hr 25min.
Report:
Seven hardy souls set off from Grove to brave the elements. As we were cycling down the A417 Kath had to pull on the ride leaders reins, my apologies to you all 😬
As we rode up Holborn Hill the skies opened up giving us all a good soaking πŸš΄β˜”οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ’¦ We turned onto the SpringLine which was a bit calmer & we made the decision to divert down into Kingston Lisle, as we enjoyed the descent a horse box decided it was going to reverse across in front of us putting our braking skills to the test 😰🚳We made it back safely to the Fox for 20:00hrs. Joy & Dave carried onto Grove. Despite the weather you were all lovely an easy group to lead for my first ride as leader!
Thank you Dave for sweeping πŸš΄πŸ‘
Distance:
25.42 km (15.80 mi)
 
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Tue May 29th 2018
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4*
Leader:
Paul Jarvis
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.

This weeks 4* ride will be at the lower end 16 Mph With many of the regular 4* rides not in attendance it will give an opportunity for others the step up from 3*.
Route to be loaded soon
Optional social stop at The Fox at Denchworth at the end of the ride.
Riders:
Jerry Bird
Nick Stokell
Paul Jarvis
Riders = 3
Report:
Only the brave or fool hardy
Three eventually turned out on a somewhat overcast evening with rain predicted Nick , Jerry , each gave a turn on the front helping the ride leader with the work load
We made good pace arriving at the Fox somewhat wet but in high spirits Ahead of planned time all deserving a well earned drink.
Distance:
59.00 km (36.66 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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