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Sat Jul 21st 2018
Cycling UK Wantage 25 year Celebration 3*
Leader:
Eddie Little
Start Time:
12:45 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
This year sees our cycling club reach its' 25 years anniversary.
To mark the event a series of rides will leave Old Mill Hall and convene at The Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall in Uffington for a celebratory Coffee Tea and Cake fest before cycling back to Grove.
The route that we are following is 24 miles & will be going via Denchworth,
Sparsholt,Westcot,White Horse Hill,Ashbury,Shrivenham
via Stainswick Lane,Longcot,Fernham, & Uffington.Please note that we will be departing OMH 12:45pm!
After we have had our refreshments at Uffington, we will have an 8 mile ride back to Grove via Baulking,Goosey, & Denchworth. Round trip of 32 miles!
Riders:
Andy Pixton
David Lynch
David Smith
Eddie Little
James McGuigan
Jenny Gower
Jo Little
John Vandore
Jon Townsin
Joy Arthur
Julie Haynes
Karen Townsin
Katherine Boyce
Nigel Hughes
Sharon Bedford
Simon Atkin
Terry Penn
Ursula Hallam
Yvonne Bird
Riders = 19

Weather:
sunnyhot
Report:
A wonderful group of nineteen riders gathered for the 25thAnniversary. We decided to split the group into two for safety purposes. Kath very kindly offered to lead the second group. Terry & Yvonne kindly volunteered to sweep for us. Thank you to all three of you for your support (clap)

We had a very pleasant ride through Sparsholt & Westcot.
Dragon Hill proved to be a tuff climb,with the heat for all of us (sweat) (sun) who's silly idea was this (wasntme)
Well done to everyone, (clap) especially David Lynch on his first climb up Dagon Hill.

Unfortunately I had two separate reports of car drivers being antisocial :( some of our riders were cut up whilst climbing Dragon Hill, also John V was verbally abused by another car driver at the top of the hill :@
This incident had no relevance to our group!
Well done to John for dealing with the situation in such a calm manner!!

After we had caught our breath & taken a selfie or two, thank you Andy. ;) We pushed on to Ashbury & Shivenham via the foot bridge, where we all had to dismount & push our bikes over. Then it was a nice flat ride through Longcot & Fernham with a nice view of The White Horse.

As we arrived in Uffington, we met up with the 1 & 2 * groups which made perfect timing.
A big thank you to all of you, for all your support, & for being such a very friendly & a perfect group to lead (clap) :D
Distance:
51.50 km (32.00 mi)
 
Comment on this ride

1

Written by : David & Ursula

Posted on : July 22, 2018 at 4:37 PM

Great route and an enjoyable ride. Thanks Eddie.

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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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