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Tue Jul 1st 2014
Tuesday Evening Off-road Ride 2*
Leader:
David Brown
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres required.
Riders:
Alex Pethybridge
David Brown
David Yearley
Riders = 3

Weather:
sunny
Report:
Arms and legs buzzing from nettles, brambles and grit. Mouth and nose filled with flys. All signs of a good ride.

Our route took us out west via the canal, then the Letcombes, up Gramps hill and across the Ridgeway where we met the 2* road ride at the top of Hackpen Hill. We then set ourselves a little challenge to blast past the 2*, cut through an off-roaded wooded track and re-join the road before the road riders caught up with us - it was close, but we just about made it. Then it was down Seven Barrows, where overgrowing trees, punctures and deep ruts slowed us considerably, but we still managed to make it down to the road just in front of the 2* ride again :).


Distance:
28.97 km (18.00 mi)
Ride Details:
http://www.strava.com/activities/160486708
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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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