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Tue Jun 25th 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1*
Leader:
Diana Whidborne
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
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.
This week we are going towards Wantage turning into chartlton Road picking up Route 44 to Lockinge, through estate and down to Ardington, Lains Barn, Hanney, Denchworth.
If any body would like to stop at the Fox they can do or if you would like to go straight back to Grove i would be happy to ride back with you.

Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.
Report:
Very pleased the rain stopped, which made a enjoyable ride.
We went from Lockinge to Ardington and straight down to Lains Barn,turning right to Hanney seeing the Motor cycle meet at the Volunteer.
As we made our way from Hanney to Denchworth we met Steve S coming the other way riding out to join us at the Fox.
Distance:
22.69 km (14.10 mi)
 
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Tue Jun 25th 2019
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2*
Leader:
Jon Townsin
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.

This week, we will head North to Longworth via Lyford in an anti-clockwise loop around the vale and back to Denchworth in time for (optional) supper at The Fox. There will be a short stretch on both A420 and A417 so riding in groups of no more than 4 please.

Anyone not stopping at the Fox will need to make their own way back to Grove.
Report:
A very peaceful and uneventful trip around the Vale !

We welcomed new rider Lisa to the ride, which cruised along at a speed at the top end of 2*. Road works at Denchworth didn't deter the trip via Lyford and up to Southmoor but the track leading to the bridge over the A420 was cunningly concealed from the ride leader (!). No damage 0- just a red face! Some new roads for some and forgotten roads for others meant that this was a very enjoyable ride and we met up with other riders for a sociable bite at the Fox.

No rain :)

Thanks to Karen for sweeping and to Jane for buddying up with Lisa.
Distance:
31.00 km (19.26 mi)
 
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Tue Jun 25th 2019
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.
Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.
Report:
Distance:
32.00 km (19.88 mi)
 
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Tue Jun 25th 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Eddie Little
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.

We'll head Out through Wantage then across to Lockinge passing through Ardington, West Ginge, along the gravel track to East Hendred then onto The Hanneys, Lyford, then Denchworth where the ride will end. Distance 32 km/ 20 miles.

PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR LIGHTS!! :)

Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride. (beer)

Jo Little Secondary Ride Leader
Report:
We had a total of 14 riders turn out for this ride. A warm welcome to Sarah on her first ride with the club. The ride was incident free! We all enjoyed a very nice meal & a (beer) at The Fox. A very nice & easy group to lead. Many thanks to Jo for sweeping! Also thanks to Steff, Roger, & Terry for helping out along the ride with different duties (clap)
Distance:
32.19 km (20.00 mi)
 
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Tue Jun 25th 2019
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4*
Leader:
Frank Schroer
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 2-2.5 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). Will be hilly.

A longer route to make the most of the daylight. Most of the climbing is in the first half of the ride after which there will be a flatter second half through the vale with an optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride (for those that want it).

Forecast at the time of writing isn't great, but let's see nearer the time if we need a plan B and go for a flatter/shorter ride overall.
Report:
Distance:
66.60 km (41.38 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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