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Sat May 12th 2018
2* Saturday Half Day Ride 2*
Leader:
Roger Postbeschild
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Half day ride (45-55km / 30-40 miles), 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.
Had planned this one earlier but coffee stop was closed for Easter!
A climb out up Hackpen Hill, back via Seven Barrows. Pretty much pan flat after coming down back into The Vale and a coffee stop at The Huddle in Stanford.
Riders:
David Talboys
Des Higgs
Diana Whidborne
John Groves
John Tranter
Julie Haynes
Karl Blake
Mila Yearley
Roger Postbeschild
Steve Swanton
Susan Holdroyd
Riders = 11
Report:
Apologies for the delayed report, caused by my dashing off after coffee to catch a train to Falmouth!
A lovely day for a ride with one or two members conquering Hackpen Hill for the first time. A leisurely gentle climb back up the Seven Barrows road followed by a descent of Blowingstone Hill which saw JT rocket off past me, being suitably circumspect.
A few of the riders had not previously tried the delights of The Huddle cafe in Stanford-in-the-Vale, just don't try using it during school holidays......
Thanks to Des and Karl for sweeping duties and again big thanks to Des for taking the lead shortly after coffee to enable me to scoot off and catch that train!
Distance:
50.20 km (31.19 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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