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Sun Oct 21st 2018
Regular Wantage ride 3*
Leader:
Jenny Gower
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
WMP
Description:

All-day touring ride (80-100km / 50-65 miles), lunch and possibly tea stop en route, at a riding pace of 18-22km/h (11-14mph). Not suitable for irregular riders. Climbing almost inevitable.

Leaving Wantage we'll ride out to Lambourn via Hackpen hill and then onto Baydon, Aldbourne and a back way into Marlborough. On to Honeystreet via Manton for an earlyish lunch stop at the Mill cafe. A slightly flatter route back through Pewsey, Burgbage, Great and Little Bedwyn, Hungerford and then back over a couple of hills via Lambourn to Wantage.

If you are planning on joining this ride could you let me know by end of Thursday so that I can hopefully book a table for lunch.
Report:
What a fantastic day! We were blessed by the weather gods and had only a very light breeze and beautiful sunshine all day.

It was a fresh start with a bit of fog, but once we got to the top of Hackpen hill all had cleared.

The morning was a bit of a hill fest with the aforementioned Hackpen, then Baydon, then Stock lane out of Aldbourne, followed by more undulating terrain.

Lunch stop at the Mill Cafe in Honeystreet where more people were sitting outside rather than in.

The afternoon was (slightly) flatter, but still populated with a few inclines.

As we were coming through Eastbury on the way home it seemed silly not to stop for a cup of tea and a bit of malt loaf at the Eastbury cafe, otherwise known as Jenny and Terry's. This fortified us all for the last 50 mins of the journey back to Wantage.

Great day out and thank you all for your company
Distance:
111.70 km (69.41 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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