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Tue May 29th 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2*
Leader:
John Tranter
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.

Optional social stop at The Fox at Denchworth at the end of the ride.

A favourite route to the east this time. We head down the cycle path to Wantage and then take the quiet tracks and lanes to Ginge and across to East Hendred. Featherbed Lane then leads to a lovely descent into Steventon. We will head back to the Hanneys and the pub at Denchworth or back to Grove.

There are a few sections on bike tracks but the surfaces are generally not too bad and should be suitable for all bikes (unless you've gone a bit crazy with the carbon bling).

18 miles with what feels like more downhill than uphill (I know that can't actually be right, but trust me on this...)
Report:
Soggy! Rain was falling as we gathered - small numbers as a result and the decision was taken to abandon the 1* ride altogether and combine it with this one. We started in a lull, but the rain came back and got harder...

Decision taken at Betterton to abandon the planned route and head for home over Lains Barn hill.

Thanks to all for being brave / mad enough to turn up!
Distance:
15.13 km (9.40 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/23693885
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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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