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Tue Jul 9th 2013
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Louis Hall
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Long, hilly, quick - or any combination! - 35-45km

There is a lovely hill going south out of Wantage that I thought we might tackle: Chain Hill. For those not familiar with it, it comprises four ascents with gentle breathers in-between.

We will then turn right at Farnborough Copse, go past Nine Acre Wood and right again to join the road back to Wantage. We will go on The Up before the Down and what a down: Court Hill to Letcombe.

We will take in one last hill, Holborn Hill, then we will weave into the flat open spaces of the Vale as we loop back to Grove.
Riders:
Andy Cowan
Andy Pixton
Barry Gills
Cathy Brown
Chris Walters
Christopher Whitworth
David Talboys
Geoff Covey
Janet Charleston
Louis Hall
Nick Dunton
Peter Cowan
Peter Greenfield
Phil Stubbings
Richard Preece
Ursula Hallam
Riders = 16

Weather:
sunny
Report:
Sixteen riders started out in the glorious sunshine, joyfully anticipating 1,400 feet of climbing (and descending).

We went through Wantage Market Place and turned onto Chain Hill, which we made to the top at our own pace. The views were breathtaking with warm summer airs around us.

As we descended towards Nine Acre Wood - a puncture. Then, shortly after Nine Acre Wood, another puncture! "Press on", said Andy, so we dropped two riders.

"Meet up at the bottom of Court Hill", I said. Obviously not loudly enough and another enthusiast raced off on his own. A couple left us at this point too.

At the top of Holborn Hill several riders decided to ride on through Childrey and Denchworth as originally planned, while the remainder of us took the B4507 back to Grove. A couple departed for home.

In all, of the sixteen who started out at 6:30, five made it back together by 8:30! An attritional ride.
Distance:
35.89 km (22.30 mi)
Ride Details:
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2835998
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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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