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Tue Jul 19th 2011
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Chris Walters
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
The plan is to do the old "Fast & Furious" route, a flat 46km figure-of-eight that goes out through the Vale to Shrivenham - out via Uffington and back though Shellingford. It will only be as quick as the riders on the night, so don't be put off by the route name!

Expect hills the following week....
Adrian West
Chris Walters
David Smith
Des Higgs
Iain Kent
Jenny Williamson
John Talbot
John Tranter
Paul Jarvis
Phil Stubbings
Robin Tucker
Tim Judkins
Riders = 12
I can't believe it didn't rain! After the deluges less than 90 minutes before the start of the ride, I was most surprised to see a good turnout.

Planning to do the Fast and Furious route at whatever pace we could muster, we set out on quite a still evening. Past Goosey, Adrian decided his legs weren't up to scratch so he headed back towards Wantage, and we maintained a good pace through to Uffington. Under the railway bridge south of Longcot there was a "moment" which saw our erstwhile Chairman on the ground after his front wheel got tramlined on the concrete seam under the bridge.

We were soon on our way again with more injury to pride than body (which is always a good thing!), but decided to cut out the Shrivenham loop and headed back to Grove more directly.

A really nice evening for a blast around the Vale - thanks everyone for sharing the load out!

38.76 km (24.08 mi)
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Wantage Market Place
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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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