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Sun Jun 24th 2018
Betjeman Ride 1*
Leader:
John Tranter
Start Time:
2:00 pm
Start Location:
Betjeman Park, Wantage
Description:
In partnership with the Trustees of the Betjeman Park in Wantage, this is a gentle beginners ride from the Park to Uffington, where John Betjeman lived during the 1930's.

We leave the Park and cut across to Grove past the famous Plane on a Stick, then Denchworth, Goosey and Baulking to the parish church in Uffington, where delicious tea and cakes await.

10 miles and no hills - seriously, anyone can do this! The average speed will be around 10-11 mph. If you are up for it, we will guide riders back to Grove/Wantage by the same route in reverse as well.
Report:
Well, after some very good publicity around the town and with perfect weather available, this turned out to be a fairly quiet Betjeman Ride. Mind you, the whole area was uncannily quiet so it might just have had something to do with a certain football match!!

We set off with six regular riders (Brian also joined us en route) and two visitors - so an especially big thanks to Heather and Julia for joining us!

Glorious conditions and quiet roads made it a very pleasant ride. We took the road less travelled to downtown Baulking before enjoying the usual excellent hospitality, music, tea and cakes from the good people of Uffington church. Everyone was up for the return journey so (as usual) it became a 20 mile adventure back to Grove and Wantage.
Distance:
32.19 km (20.00 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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