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Sat Jun 16th 2018
Easy Saturday Afternoon Ride 1*
Leader:
John Tranter
Start Time:
2:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Monthly 16-32km (10-20 miles) family and social afternoon rides, usually with a tea stop, at a riding pace of 13-16km/h (8-10mph). Occasional short or gentle climbs.

SATURDAY MORNING UPDATE: the weather is not perfect, but the ride will certainly go ahead. We can decide when we get to the ford how brave we are feeling about any further amphibious exploring!

This interesting ride takes us to Duxford ford on the river Thames - if the weather is warm then I suggest we cross the ford (riding or paddling, depending on how brave you are feeling) and explore the island in the middle of the Thames there. On the way we pass through some lovely seldom explored parts of the village of Longworth. No particular cafe options available, so I suggest bringing a snack (or buying from the shop we will pass in Southmoor) and we will have a stop on the green in Hinton Waldrist. Approx 20 miles in total.
Report:
Firstly, a big welcome to Phil and Ruth for their first ride with us.

Distinctly dodgy weather at the start - cool and breezy with some dark clouds around. Sure enough, a bit of rain starting falling as we left Grove. We deployed the usual deterrent of donning waterproofs and sure enough it stopped in a few miles.

We approached the Southmoor footbridge by the road less travelled (the one with the hairpin bend), but everyone coped very well with this test of extreme bike handling skills. Longworth was lovely and we had a look inside the church as it was open.

And so to the ford, via the bridleway across to Hinton Waldrist. We had it to ourselves, but the river was flowing pretty strongly with some serious currents and about 20cm of water across the ford. New boy Phil decided to go for it, but then discovered just how strong the current was by being very nearly swept off the crossing. Interesting...

Oddly, no-one else took up the challenge so we headed back up the hill to have a snack break on the lovely village green at Hinton Waldrist.

After that it was a nice mellow ride back to Grove - a few tired legs towards the end, but the group stayed together really well.
Distance:
35.41 km (22.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/24389941
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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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