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Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1*
Leader:
Des Higgs
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
A ride to Childrey this evening out through Denchworth and West Challow, returning on the part-metalled bridleway to East Challow with great views across the vale and Wantage. A round trip of about 11 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.
Report:
To come
Distance:
17.70 km (11.00 mi)
 
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Tue Aug 21st 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.

I have had to change the route a bit because of roadworks in Kingston Bagpuize. We'll go out to Denchworth , West Hanney, Charney Bassett, Stanford in the Vale and then back through Denchworth again.
A slightly shorter route than previously planned, but still 19 miles.
Riders:
Bryony Stott
Clare Hazell
David Jackson
David Lynch
Gareth Smith
Gemma Whitworth
Jo Little
Michael Tayler
Mike Bailey
Mila Yearley
Stephanie Haddrell
Val Smith
Riders = 12

Weather:
sunny
Report:
It was a gentle ride this evening - which luckily seemed to suit everyone. The weather and scenery were perfect. Thank you to everyone for being a great group to lead and thank you to Gareth for sweeping.
Distance:
30.58 km (19.00 mi)
 
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Tue Aug 21st 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:
30.58 km (19.00 mi)
 
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Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
John Tranter
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.

TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE: Nicole is not feeling well, so John has taken over as leader. However, nothing else changes and we are still using Nicole's excellent route.

A loop out through the Vale to the west, via Goosey and Uffington, with a tasty little climb and descent at Compton Beauchamp. Then we run home via Shellingford and Park Lane.

26 miles / 42km.
Report:
Apologies from Nicole, who was struck down by a bug - get well soon!

It was a beautiful evening and a very large and enthusiastic group gathered. As has become the norm this season, we split into two groups - thanks to Jon and Karen for managing the second group and also thanks to Nick for sweeping the first.

A nagging headwind on the way out the hill, a good strong climb from everyone, a glorious descent and then a super-powered tailwind return to Grove.

Great fun, glorious weather and wonderful company!
Distance:
41.84 km (26.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/26912763
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Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4*
Leader:
Frank Schroer
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

2-2.5 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). Lots of hills !

Out and back via A338 to avoid (known) roadworks.

This is a ride with plenty of climbs but this being the end of the summer season, I planned to cram in as much as possible before the daylight will disappear so the pace will be high (including on the hills). There are shortcut options if we fall behind, such as miss out on the Curridge loop (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28338720) or even miss out on Boxford/Winterbourne as well, but let's aim for doing the full route anyway and decide what we do based on progress.

Days are shortening quicker now, so working front and rears lights for last part (down Chain Hill, if not before) essential!
Riders:
Frank Schroer
Nick Fisher
Pete Wrench
Peter Cowan
Riders = 4

Weather:
sunny
Report:
Full route was done with a glorious sunset developing and (twi)light staying with us all the way down to Chain Hill, where everyone went their own way.

Not much of notice else than we braved a stretch of road under (re)construction at Denchworth road in Wantage, a kamikaze style car driver encountered just after the woolley monument who was driving whilst looking into the sunshine and saw one of us only at the last moment and the fact that the ride gained a Pete more at Peasemore (coincidence ?)
Distance:
62.80 km (39.02 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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