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Thu Jun 27th 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride 1*
Leader:
Des Higgs
Start Time:
10:30 am
Start Location:
Away Day ride from Longcot (10 miles from Grove)
Description:
Social rides up to half day - 32km (20 miles), usually with a cafe stop, at a riding pace of 16-20km/h (10-12mph). Please check website on the morning of the ride if the weather is poor as it may be cancelled or the start time changed.

A shorter than usual ride but with a few hills (not too steep). The ride starts at my (Des's) house, (please check with me if you do not have the full address). The ride takes the route to the Tythe Barn at Great Coxwell, elevenses at Coleshill and a stop at Westmill wind farm to view the turbines from an unusual angle. There will be more hot or cold drinks back at Longcot. Approx. 15 miles
Report:
What a wonderful day for a cycle ride with good company. We welcomed John's friend Charlie Schmidt from Zimbabwe as a visitor. We set off to climb the first hill after about a mile (Ringdale) then we had a quick look at the pig with glasses on top of a thatched cottage in Little Coxwell. We then crossed the A420 to Great Coxwell to look at the The Tithe Barn. We then climbed up our second climb The Holloway and had a great descent to coffee and cake at Coleshill.
We crossed the border into Wiltshire and went up our 3rd climb up to Fresden and onto another short climb to Shrivenham (back into Oxon). We took the long way round (due to road closure) to look up right under Westmill wind turbines.
We then had quite a short journey back to Longcot where everyone had a drink at my house. No incidents at all to report. The ride was 20 miles from my house and back but as most had ridden from Grove or Wantage to start and finish, the ride was more like 40 miles for them.
Well done one and all, definitely the hardest and longest Thursday ride this year.
Distance:
32.19 km (20.00 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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