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Sun Aug 5th 2018
Easy on a Sunday morning Off Road Ride 2*
Leader:
Robin Tucker
Start Time:
10:00 am
Start Location:
WMP
Description:
(Date moved to 5th August to avoid other rides booked on 12th).
Given the expected sunshine, my plan is to re-run the lovely woody singletrack sections that we did on the June ride, but maybe in a different order. Should be a very nice day for it.

Regular off-road rides for 2018 we are toning these down and keeping them closer to Wantage.

Free parking at The Beacon, and meet at Wantage Market Place, by King Alfred.

The rides will be 15-20 miles, on quiet local tracks through the woods, and maybe up to the Ridgeway. Pace equivalent to 2*, best on a mountain bike, but a cyclocross bike and if dry a robust hybrid will be fine. Call/email Robin if you would like to know more.
Report:
Another day of sun and fun.

The trails were very dry and riding fast. It being warm, the woodland sections were gratefully received as breaks in the shade.

We added a section in after Rowstock, heading towards The Packhorse (but no beer) and almost Steventon. This let us sample a particularly nice woody section in both directions!

Then, we headed to the 'bridge of doom' across Ginge Brook - on which, as usual, nobody met their's!
Distance:
30.58 km (19.00 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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