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Sat Oct 20th 2018
Autumn colours from Woodcote 1* 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Steve Swanton - 07857 527990
Start Time:
2:00 pm
Start Location:
Woodcote village hall car park, SU645822
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.

A change of scenery this month with a seasonal visit to the Chiltern Beechwoods to enjoy the early autumn colours (weather permitting). Meet us for a 2pm start from the small car park by the village hall on the village green in Woodcote (GR SU645822) for a leisurely afternoon ride of about 16 miles. We'll follow a meandering route visiting the Maharajah's Well at Stoke Row before heading down through the woods to Sonning Common for a tea stop at the Herb Centre cafe. We'll return via Kidmore End and Gallowstree Common. Some gradual ups and downs but no major hills. Please bring your camera! Lights recommended (as it can be quite dark in the trees), although we should have finished well before sunset.

If you fancy a longer ride, why not cycle out to join us?

Please let Steve know you are planning to come (so that we know when everyone's arrived). Woodcote is about 35 minutes drive (20 miles) from Wantage via the A417 to Streatley, Goring and Crays Pond.

Sunset: 6:01pm   Twilight Ends: 6:35pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28772033

Sun Oct 21st 2018
Regular Wantage ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Jenny Gower - 07795 123298
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
WMP
Description:

All-day touring ride (80-100km / 50-65 miles), lunch and possibly tea stop en route, at a riding pace of 18-22km/h (11-14mph). Not suitable for irregular riders. Climbing almost inevitable.

Leaving Wantage we'll ride out to Lambourn via Hackpen hill and then onto Baydon, Aldbourne and a back way into Marlborough. On to Honeystreet via Manton for an earlyish lunch stop at the Mill cafe. A slightly flatter route back through Pewsey, Burgbage, Great and Little Bedwyn, Hungerford and then back over a couple of hills via Lambourn to Wantage.

If you are planning on joining this ride could you let me know by end of Thursday so that I can hopefully book a table for lunch.

Sunset: 5:59pm   Twilight Ends: 6:33pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28768311

Mon Oct 22nd 2018
Cycling UK Wantage AGM Add to Calendar
Contact:
John Tranter - 07836 238350
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
Challow and Childrey Cricket Club
Description:
The 2018 Cycling UK Wantage AGM will be held as follows:

Logistics:
Date - Monday 22nd October 2018
Time - 19.00 for food, 19:45 for business
Location - Challow and Childrey Cricket Club, Vicarage Hill, East Challow, Wantage, OX12 9RR

Food details:
The Cricket Club has a good bar and we are bringing in the food courtesy of Smarts fish and chip shop in Grove (under new management, but they seem keen). Menu choices are given below, please let me know your choices by THURSDAY 18th OCTOBER so I can pre-order with the shop. Exact money on the night please.

cod and chips £4.50
pie and chips £3.80
(steak & kidney, mince & onion or chicken pie)
pasty and chips £3.80
spring roll and chips £3.00 (v)

Please deduct £1.50 if you do not want the chips.

(v = vegetarian)

Please let me know at: john@tranters.net

Agenda:
1. Open and apologies for absence
2. Minutes of 2017 AGM
3. Matters arising from 2017 AGM
4. Chairman's Report
5. Ride Secretary's Report
6. Membership Secretary's Report
7. Treasurer's Report
8. Publicity Report
9. Oxfordshire Cycling Network Update
9. Election of Committee Members for 2018-19
10. Motions for AGM Discussion (if any)
11. Presentation of Trophies
12. Close

The following people have indicated they are willing to stand in the roles shown for next year:

Chairman & Membership Secretary: John Tranter
Secretary: Jo Little
Treasurer: Roger Postbeschild
Rides Secretary: Jon Townsin
Publicity: Steve Boreham
General Committee Members: Steve Swanton, Karen Townsin, Stephanie Haddrell, Diana Whidborne

If there are any additional nominations, please provide a proposer and seconder to Sara (secretary@ctcwantage.org.uk) by MONDAY 15th OCTOBER at the latest.

Any member can put forward a Motion for discussion at the AGM. Again, please submit any Motions to Sara (secretary@ctcwantage.org.uk) by MONDAY 15th OCTOBER at the latest.

I really encourage as many of you as possible to come along to the AGM - it is a very useful way to get a good overview of what the Club does and how things are progressing.
Sunset: 5:57pm   Twilight Ends: 6:31pm

Tue Oct 23rd 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Yearley - 07792 967607
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
WMP
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know. Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any two. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.
Sunset: 5:55pm   Twilight Ends: 6:29pm

Wed Oct 24th 2018
Turbo Training Add to Calendar
Contact:
Jane John - [javascript protected email address]
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Indoor training session of 1 hour duration, comprising warm up, workout and warm down. Instructions and playlist from leader.
Sunset: 5:53pm   Twilight Ends: 6:27pm

Sat Oct 27th 2018
2* Saturday Half Day Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Bridge - [javascript protected email address]
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Half day ride (45-55km / 30-40 miles), with a tea stop, at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly. Might be a struggle for new or irregular riders in winter months.

Route Out to Coleshill cafe via Charney Basset, Hatford and the Coxwells. Return via Shrivenham, Longcot and Uffington

Sunset: 5:47pm   Twilight Ends: 6:22pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28798166

Sun Oct 28th 2018
Easy on a Sunday Morning Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Robin Tucker - [javascript protected email address]
Start Time:
10:00 am
Start Location:
Goring (TBC)
Description:
A final ride in our 'Easy on a Sunday' series for less experienced off-road riders. We'll start a bit further from home for this one. But it will be worth it because the tracks through the woods near Goring and Woodcote are superb - twisting gently through the trees, not too hilly and finishing along the river.

The ride will be 18-20 miles long, and aim to finish in time for a late lunch (whether in the pub or heading for home). The trees protect from some rain, but mud is possible and a mountain bike in good condition with knobbly tyres is recommended.

Some people will have space in cars, so please email me if you plan to come and I will try to match people with space with people needing a lift! Robin
Sunset: 4:45pm   Twilight Ends: 5:20pm

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WMP
Wantage Market Place
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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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