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Tue Aug 20th 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Martyn Wigmore - [javascript protected email address]
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.
Denchworth, Challow Marsh, West Challow, Childrey and then back to Wantage along the bridleway as the sun sets before dropping back to Grove.
Sunset: 8:18pm   Twilight Ends: 8:55pm

Tue Aug 20th 2019
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Steve Swanton - 07857 527990
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 may well be a first, a Tuesday 2* ascent of Gramps Hill. After seeing it hyped as an iconic climb in the pre-publicity for the Gravel Cat Adventure Event on YouTube, I thought we should check it out... Short and steep, but at max gradient of 1 in 7 it doesn't warrant an arrow on the OS map, unlike the more familiar icons of White Horse Hill and Blowingstone, or even neighbouring Castle Hill on which we will descend (a great straight on-road descent).

To add to the mix, there are several stretches of non-technical bridleway including the metalled track from West Challow to Childrey, a short stretch along the Ridgeway, the NCN544 track to Lockinge and the rougher track from West Lockinge to Ardington.

Gravel bikes not required but low gears or Shanks pony. We'll take our time on the climb and enjoy the views from the top.

All subject to better weather of course and that the off-road sections have dried out.... If not there are more gentle alternatives.

Sunset: 8:18pm   Twilight Ends: 8:55pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30719940

Tue Aug 20th 2019
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Yearley - 07792 967607
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.
Sunset: 8:18pm   Twilight Ends: 8:55pm

Tue Aug 20th 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Jo Little - 07900295322
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 go out through Charney Bassett and cross over the A420 before going down Buckland Hill and along Great Brook. Then through Standlake and crossing back over the A420 via the bridge at Southmoor before back through West Hanney and Denchworth to Grove.
This is a flat ride and so will be ridden at the top end of 3* pace. The evenings are getting darker so lights are advisable.
46km/28.5 miles.
Secondary ride leader is...

Sunset: 8:18pm   Twilight Ends: 8:55pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30815978

Tue Aug 20th 2019
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Andy Cowan - [javascript protected email address]
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). May be hilly

Something like this

Sunset: 8:18pm   Twilight Ends: 8:55pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30886638

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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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