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Tue May 27th 2014
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Chris Walters
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
"The Lumpy One"

Too many flat rides, so it must be time to tackles some hills. Out up Chain Hill, the swoop down to West Ilsley followed by a climb and drop over to Lilley, the climb to Brightwalton and then the climb over Wooley, and finally for dessert, the climb back up the A338. Simples.

36 km and 460m of climbing.
Riders:
Chris Walters
David Talboys
Fiona Marshall
Hugo Pile
John Talbot
Jon Townsin
Karen Townsin
Nicole Pethybridge
Rachel Bennett
Riders = 9

Weather:
cloudy with heavy rain
Report:
It was wet. It was hilly. I'm not sure there are any other words to say here. Other than that everyone rode very well in pretty appalling conditions.

Thanks to Nicole for sweeping tonight - not an easy job given the conditions.

And the ride up the A338 into the wind and into the rain to finsh off with was "character building". Loved every minute of it.

Distance:
39.30 km (24.42 mi)
Ride Details:
http://www.strava.com/activities/146302564
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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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