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Sat Jan 6th 2018
Saturday Half Day Ride 3*
Katherine Boyce
Start Time:
10:30 am
Start Location:
*************PLEASE NOTE THE 10.30 START *************

Half day ride (60-70km / 38-45 miles), with a tea stop, riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). Likely to visit distant destinations. Not suitable for irregular riders. Climbing likely.

Its January and so a ride at the low end: just over 60 kilometers. Up to Frilford, crossing the A420 via the Fyfield tunnel and on to Standlake; starting our return journey at Curbridge. We'll skirt Bampton before stopping for lunch at the Bampton Garden Centre and the skip up Buckland Hill before the usual route back via Charney and Denchworth.

Although we should be finished well before dark, please bring lights.
Yay this time I wasn't ill and could get out on my bike unlike the 30th December :). Whilst it was bitterly cold it wasn't enough to put 11 of us off. We managed to navigate the slushy / icy bits on the roads to Garford without any incidents thankfully.

Motorists on the A338 were patient and polite as we made our way to the Tubney turning. The track to the tunnel under the A420 to Fyfield was not muddy or overgrown as we had worried. It was a reminder of what a great way this is to cross the busy A420. I resolved to use it more this year. The drop to the Thames down the A415 was as delightful as ever and then we were back on the quite back roads and seeing bits of Standlake that I hadn't seen before. Back on the A415 and the traffic was much busier than I'd expected on the first Saturday of 2018 :(. But still polite and patient!

After Curbridge we turned down towards Yelford and then on to Mount Owen Road. A much quieter way to Bampton than usual and a route we can recommend. Lunch at the Bampton Garden Centre was efficiently provided and very tasty. Then out into the cold again (although it had warmed up from the morning) and we were back in Grove before we knew it, the wind on our back speeding us on.

Thank you to everyone for pulling together so well as a group: not only were decent gaps left between the smaller groups on the busy roads, but someone always waited on the corners as we waited to regroup :).
67.80 km (42.13 mi)
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Written by : Karl Blake

Posted on : January 8, 2018 at 7:49 AM

Thanks for a great ride Kath 🚴👍

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Wantage Market Place
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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