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Sat May 28th 2016
Saturday Afternoon Ride from Grove 2*
Jon Townsin
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:

Monthly 45-55km (30-40 miles) afternoon ride, with a tea stop, at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly. Might be a struggle for new or irregular riders in winter months.

This 2 star ride starts out through Denchworth and works its way to Childrey before tackling Hackpen Hill, but from the Sparsholt side for a change. From there, we descend into Lambourn and along the valley road into Great Shefford and left for a short stretch of A338. Then it's up Buckham Hill and through Leckhampstead and Brightwalton before a well earned stop for refreshments at Saddleback Farm shop. Once replete, we head back down Chain Hill and home via Wantage. All in all a ride of about 54 kilometres with two manageable climbs - which we will take at a steady pace and regroup at the top.

Please let me know by text on 07780 676051 if you plan to come so I can alert the farm shop regarding numbers.
Adrian West
Chris Walters
David Yearley
Dene Stringfellow
Des Higgs
Gill Stansfield
Jenny Gower
Jo Little
John Groves
John Tranter
Jon Townsin
Karen Townsin
Marion Richards
Mila Yearley
Nick Portsmouth
Nicole Pethybridge
Richard Pethybridge
Steve Boreham
Steve Swanton
Sue Duncombe
Susan Holdroyd
Terry Penn
Riders = 22

A fantastic day's cycling with wonderful weather and good sociable chat. We had a bumper turnout of 22 riders which meant we effectively ran two rides. Thanks to Karen for leading the second ride and to Richard, Nicole, Nick and John for sharing the sweeping duties.

We welcomed three new riders to the club; Terry, Jenny and Dean and also welcomed two CTC Oxfordshire club members; Gill and Marion (although Gill is a returner!).

Congratulations to everyone for tackling the two not insignificant hills and the views and coffee stop provided a nice reward for the effort.

All in all a good, big day out :)
52.90 km (32.87 mi)
Comment on this ride


Written by : John Tranter

Posted on : May 28, 2016 at 7:49 PM

Really great afternoon and a good route - thanks, Jon!

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Start Locations
Wantage Market Place
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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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