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Sat Oct 21st 2017
Off Road Ride (Short) 2*
Leader:
Robin Tucker
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
This will be a short and gentle paced off-road ride of 10-15 miles.
The big hill, The Ridgeway, will be optional!

We will set off from OMH and go down Crab Hill, then gently meander to the foot of The Ridgeway. That is where we will decide who would like to make the climb and who prefers to take a more gentle option through the woods.

Aim to be back at OMH by 3pm, 4pm at latest to avoid the need for lights.
Riders:
Robin Tucker
Riders = 1

Weather:
windy
Report:
Perhaps thanks to Storm Brian, or perhaps because finding the ride on the schedule was a bit of a surprise, it was only me.
I kept it short, up Crab Hill, Goddards Brook and Bitham Woods.

Thinking it wouldn't be a fast ride, I had brought secateurs and I did some pruning of puncture-risk brambles along the way. (I may do more gardening on Bridleways than in my garden!)

At the top, it started raining heavily, so I turned 180 and headed back the same way.
Distance:
17.70 km (11.00 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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