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Sat Aug 8th 2015
Saturday morning off-road ride 2*
Leader:
Nick Stokell
Start Time:
10:00 am
Start Location:
Goblin's Glen layby off A4130
Description:
Our monthly off-road ride for those who like their rides bumpy and (sometimes) muddy. These will be on the second Saturday of each month at 10am from various locations.

They will be about 20 miles mostly off-road and aim to finish in time for a late lunch (whether together or heading for home).

The terrain will be rough, so a mountain-bike in good condition and with knobbly tyres is recommended.

Start location OS Grid Ref: SU 657 889
Riders:
Andy Newell
David Brown
Nick Stokell
Riders = 3

Weather:
sunnyhot
Report:
This was an untested route through Nuffield, Nettlebed, Warburg Nature Reserve, Maidensgrove and Bix, so some navigational issues might have been predicted - and indeed were encountered, largely due to my incompetence with the GPS - so my thanks to David and Andy for their patience. Nevertheless some good tracks found and a very enjoyable ride. Quite a few horses, one puncture (mine :( ), lots of nettles and, mysteriously, dead squirrels.
Distance:
45.00 km (27.96 mi)
 
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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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