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Tue Aug 22nd 2017
Tuesday 4* Evening Ride 4*
Leader:
Richard Kembleton
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Weekly 1.5-2 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). May be hilly.

Taking a break from the (bigger) hills we'll head out through Denchworth to pass north of Stanford-in-the-Vale and then turn south-west to Shrivenham. A bit of a slog up through Bishopstone puts us on the rolling spring-line road, past the White Horse (optional detour!) and back towards Wantage, with a final jink back to Grove through Challow and Denchworth to avoid the bad roads in the centre of Wantage.

55km, target time 2 hours; please bring lights.
Report:
A reasonably-sized group, with one tandem, set out in light rain which soon cleared up, and set a decent pace out through Denchworth. For once, Frank was there from the start. It was all nice and conversational until we hit the spring line and started to climb up to Bishopstone. Adrian left us at Ashbury, having already done half the ride to get to Grove in the first place. A cheeky Dragon Hill with a fine sunset led to Jason puncturing on the final cattle grid, stymying his chance at the Dash. Paul volunteered to make his own way home soon after, and Phil and Charlotte's tandem left in Denchworth. Peter, Frank, and Rich made it to the Dash but since I still don't know where it officially ends I can't name the winner...

Thanks to everyone for coming. This was my first attempt at taking photos on the bike. More practice needed...
Distance:
55.00 km (34.18 mi)
Ride Details:
https://www.strava.com/activities/1146901068
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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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