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Tue Aug 7th 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.

It's amazing how different a ride feels when you do it in reverse. So we are going to apply this principle to a classic ride to the east. We go out via Denchworth and Hanney, across the Cow Common road to Steventon, up the hill-ette of Steventon Hill, down Featherbed Lane to East Hendred and then across to Ginge. We trace the back lanes and tracks back to Wantage and then get to Grove along the A338 bike track.

Lovely countryside, lovely villages and generally a nice route.

About 19 miles at our usual mellow 2* pace.
Report:
The weather looked a little threatening, but in the end we had a pretty much perfect evening. It was nice to be a little cooler!

A big group meant we split into two from the start - thanks to Jon and Karen for leading the second group. Basically, it was just a nice, mellow ride. This way around seems hillier - perhaps because the ups are steeper and the downs are shallower. In any event, thanks to all for your company and making it such a fun evening.
Distance:
30.58 km (19.00 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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