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Tue Nov 17th 2015
Tuesday Evening Off-road Ride 2*
Leader:
Robin Tucker
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know.

Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any 2. Please check this entry before setting out in case I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.
Riders:
David Brown
Robin Tucker
Riders = 2

Weather:
sindy (night)
Report:
With a gentle breeze, well 50mph, forecast maybe it wasn't a surprise that only 2 of us were out. Fortunately despite the wind, it wasn't raining and wasn't cold.

We went up Crab Hill and Goddards Brook to the Ridgeway, then had the joy of being blown up a very slight gradient without actually having to pedal at all.

We went down Ice Valley and back up to Scutchamer's Knob. Turning west, as soon as we left the cover of trees, we heard and felt the power of the wind. We pushed hard to maintain a waling pace forward. Then, turning right down Zigzag Hill, we were both blown off the track into the field!

Once we got lower down things eased off a bit and we managed to struggle back to Wantage and Grove.
Distance:
24.14 km (15.00 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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