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Tue Sep 4th 2018
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4*
Leader:
Nick Fisher
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). May be hilly.

Still keen to stretch out the evenings, so a slightly longer route, but with no significant hills. So we'll aim to maintain a good pace in the early part of the ride through the lanes, giving us a buffer later on.

Lights will be needed for the latter section, so please come prepared!
Riders:
Andy Cowan
Frank Schroer
Jason Jones
Nick Fisher
Peter Cowan
Philip Ingles
Sian Mitchell
Riders = 7
Report:
Last ride of the season, and a wonderful group to spend it with.

We stuck together well, holding a steady pace through the villages north of Wantage, before climbing up through Boars Hill and then down the other side into Sunningwell.
Through Abingdon and the exposed section of the ride through Culham to Clifton Hampden, but we all tucked in and made short work of it.
Darkness was drawing in by the time we came off the Wittenham Clumps, and we took it upon ourselves to escort back to Didcot a cyclist who was under-prepared in the illumination department (and possibly planning/common sense).
Back via Hagbourne Hill and Harwell Campus, then a final run into Wantage via Ardington.

Thanks all - keep the legs primed over the winter, ready for spring!
Distance:
72.42 km (45.00 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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