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Tue Jan 5th 2016
Winter Evening Ride 2*
Leader:
Adrian West
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

First night ride of the new year so it won't be long and it won't be fast either. We will be riding at an easy 2* pace to cater for those who over indulged or didn't ride over the festive period. A nice sociable ride without pushing ourselves.

A flat 30km ish ride visiting Charney, Fyfield, Tubney, Marcham, Garford and back to Grove via Denchworth.
Riders:
Adrian West
David Talboys
Des Higgs
Joy Arthur
Riders = 4

Weather:
mistcloudy (night)
Report:
A lovely calm and crisp night riding familiar roads in reverse rather than taking them in the usual direction.

The first ride after New year so we took it at a nice steady 2* pace which was very pleasant - A pace we would like to stick to in the future.

Just past Garford we were joined by two very large RAF helicopters, one with lights the other shrouded in darkness flying as a close pair. We were circled a couple of times and were given a real treat when we stopped to observe more. The helicopters came in very slowly only a few tens of meters away from us to land in the field not far from the road.

A real buzz and something you don't experience every day.
Joy was especially impressed by the encounter and has requested she would like to see aliens next week ;)

We will see what we can do :)
Distance:
34.20 km (21.25 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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