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Sat Aug 18th 2018
Easy Saturday Afternoon Ride From Standlake 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nick Portsmouth - 07585 043121
Start Time:
2:00 pm
Start Location:
Standlake Village Hall, OX29 7SB
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.

UPDATE 12/08/18 - NEW START TIME OF 2.00pm

UPDATE 14/08/18 - The A415 as you go into Kingston Bagpuize is closed until October 1st. If approaching from Grove/Wantage, you can go up the Hanney Road into Southmoor and then through to Kingston Bagpuize and across the A420 and on to Standlake.

This month an awayday 1* ride to the Thames Valley starting from the large car park outside Standlake village hall (OX29 7SB) with tea stop at Aston Pottery. All welcome.

I thought I'd repeat a ride I lead last year that gives 1* riders a chance to visit Aston Pottery.

After leaving the village hall, we'll ride through the villages of Stanton Harcourt, Hardwick & Yelford before stopping at the pottery after about 12 miles. We'll then have another 5 miles to go back to the hall, via Cote, Shifford & Brighthampton.
I'm aiming to to ride near the top end of 1* pace and the route includes a couple of inclines similar to the rise from the A417 to Childrey.

Sunset: 8:22pm   Twilight Ends: 8:59pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19135812

Sun Aug 19th 2018
Regular Wantage Ride - OXFORD SPECIAL 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
John Tranter - 07836 238350
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
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.

This is one of a series of Oxford special rides this year, taking advantage of my very best cunning knowledge of the secret routes in and out of this complicated but beautiful city.

This is an all day ride at a steady touring pace, designated 3* because of the distance but otherwise with a 2* flavour.

NB: NOTE CHANGE OF START LOCATION TO OLD MILL HALL

We head east via Hanney and Steventon to cross the Thames at Clifton Hampden, then a lovely section via the Baldons and Garsington gets us to the south edge of Oxford at Horspath. We skirt the Mini factory before a particularly satisfying bike track route pops us out on the Cowley Road and we head over Magdalen Bridge up the High and into the heart of the city. I will let you into some Bursar/tour guide insider secrets as we pass my own St Cross College and head north through Jericho to a lunch stop at The Plough in Wolvercote. We will then enjoy a spectacular loop around Port Meadow and a super cunning transit of the A34/A420 junction before conquering Cumnor Hill and heading home via Appleton.

Unmissable!

This is a long route, but we will have a number of short cut options in the last 10 miles or so and we can adjust to suit.

Sunset: 8:20pm   Twilight Ends: 8:57pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/17045348

Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Des Higgs - 07798 941250
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Our leisurely and sociable 10-mile club rides are designed specifically with adult newcomers to cycling and youngsters in mind, or those who just want some relaxed and sociable exercise. We cover a distance of about 10 miles at a gentle pace of 8-10 mph, following quiet country lanes and the occasional easy off-road track. We stop regularly to catch our breath, to take in the views and anything that takes our interest along the way.
Sunset: 8:16pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm

Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Jo Little - 07900295322
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.

This ride will go through Denchworth, West Hanney, Kingston Baqpuize, Charney Bassett, Stanford then Denchworth and Grove.
It is 21 miles, but a nice flat route.
More information and route map added nearer the time.
Sunset: 8:16pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm

Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Yearley - 07792 967607
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
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: 8:16pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm

Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nicole Pethybridge - 07789 228361
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.
Sunset: 8:16pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm

Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Frank Schroer - 0778 8800580
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

2-2.5 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). Lots of hills !

Out and back via A338 to avoid (known) roadworks.

This is a ride with plenty of climbs but this being the end of the summer season, I planned to cram in as much as possible before the daylight will disappear so the pace will be high (including on the hills). There are shortcut options if we fall behind, such as miss out on the Curridge loop (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28338720) or even miss out on Boxford/Winterbourne as well, but let's aim for doing the full route anyway and decide what we do based on progress.

Days are shortening quicker now, so working front and rears lights for last part (down Chain Hill, if not before) essential!

Sunset: 8:16pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28338640

Sat Aug 25th 2018
2* Saturday Half Day Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
1:00 pm
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.
Sunset: 8:07pm   Twilight Ends: 8:43pm

Tue Aug 28th 2018
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Our leisurely and sociable 10-mile club rides are designed specifically with adult newcomers to cycling and youngsters in mind, or those who just want some relaxed and sociable exercise. We cover a distance of about 10 miles at a gentle pace of 8-10 mph, following quiet country lanes and the occasional easy off-road track. We stop regularly to catch our breath, to take in the views and anything that takes our interest along the way.

Optional social stop at The Fox at Denchworth at the end of the ride.
Sunset: 8:01pm   Twilight Ends: 8:36pm

Tue Aug 28th 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Jan McCabe - 07818 041362
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.

Optional social stop at The Fox at Denchworth at the end of the ride.
Sunset: 8:01pm   Twilight Ends: 8:36pm

Tue Aug 28th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Yearley - 07792 967607
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
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.

Optional social stop at The Fox at Denchworth at the end of the ride.
Sunset: 8:01pm   Twilight Ends: 8:36pm

Tue Aug 28th 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nick Dunton - 07774 838310
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

An easy spin this evening: out via Lains Barn Lane, Lockinge, Ginge, East Hendred, Featherbed Lane, Steventon, Hanneys, Denchworth, where there is an optional stop for refreshment at the Fox. There will not be a led ride back to Grove. And remember you will almost certainly need lights if you are cycling back to OMH post-pub.

Sunset: 8:01pm   Twilight Ends: 8:36pm
Proposed Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7396229

Tue Aug 28th 2018
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Paul Jarvis - 07867 692765
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.
A flattish route out to Enysham covering 64k with 274 metres of climbing run at the usual 4* pace as long as i can keep up !
With the Optional social stop at The Fox at Denchworth at the end of the ride. This being my last lead / Sweep of this years Tuesday night rides It be really good to see all those who aren't away on holiday joining us for a drink afterwards to chew the fat !

Sunset: 8:01pm   Twilight Ends: 8:36pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28253839

Sat Sep 1st 2018
Isle of Wight Special 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Katherine Boyce - 07817 727563
Start Time:
8:00 am
Start Location:
Lymington
Description:
UPDATE 5th August: there has been so much interest in this ride that we are going to do 2 groups with a maximum of 12 riders for each. Currently there are a maximum of 5 places left. One group, led by Katherine Boyce will catch the ferry at 0740. The second group will be led by John Tranter and leave at 0840. Katherine is setting up a Whatsapp group for the ride. If you have asked to go on the ride and haven't got whatsapp, Katherine will contact you with details of how to join. If you are joining after this date, Katherine will add you.

As we need to have even numbers in the 2 groups, you may have to be given a group if they need evening up :)

Based on the ride that John Talbot did for many years, this uses what I think was the nicest of the rides he did. Although this is just over a 100km riding with just shy of 1400m of climbing, done at the right pace, this is a very accessible ride that takes in the best of the Isle of Wight. Glorious views, swooping hills and a ferry ride at Cowes (�ᅵ�£1), what more could you ask for .

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO COME NUMBERS ARE LIMITED TO 12

We will catch the 08:40 ferry from Lymington Pier (SO41 5SB). We will travel as day return foot passengers (�£16.40 for adults and �£12.30 for 60+, tickets can be bought online in advance or at the ticket office before sailing), bikes are carried free of charge. The crossing takes 40 minutes. There is a pay and display car park at the ferry terminal (�£6.70 for 2-16hrs). Bring enough change for the machines or alternatively you can use Ringgo up to 3days before to pay for your ticket, see here http://www.wightlink.co.uk/go/isle-of-wight-ferry-routes-destinations/lymington-yarmouth-ferry/.

You must arrive at least 30mins before the ferry to allow time for parking, buying tickets and boarding. Boarding commences 15 minutes before sailing. We will car share as much as possible.

There is limited food on the ferry (tea, coffee, cakes, toast) but there is a cafe at the ferry terminal if you want to arrive early enough to grab some breakfast!

We'll stop at the Old World Tea Rooms in Godshill for a late morning cuppa/comfort break. Lunch stop will be at the Toll Gate Cafe next to the harbour in Bembridge. We'll aim to stop for an afternoon tea/ice cream and comfort break at Cowes dependant on the time. Return ferry will either be the 17:05 or 18:05 from Yarmouth.

I've provided last years route below, this may change in the coming month.

Sunset: 7:52pm   Twilight Ends: 8:26pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20630717

Tue Sep 4th 2018
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Steve Swanton - 07857 527990
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Our leisurely and sociable 10-mile club rides are designed specifically with adult newcomers to cycling and youngsters in mind, or those who just want some relaxed and sociable exercise. We cover a distance of about 10 miles at a gentle pace of 8-10 mph, following quiet country lanes and the occasional easy off-road track. We stop regularly to catch our breath, to take in the views and anything that takes our interest along the way.
Sunset: 7:45pm   Twilight Ends: 8:19pm

Tue Sep 4th 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
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.
Sunset: 7:45pm   Twilight Ends: 8:19pm

Tue Sep 4th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
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: 7:45pm   Twilight Ends: 8:19pm

Tue Sep 4th 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.
Sunset: 7:45pm   Twilight Ends: 8:19pm

Tue Sep 4th 2018
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nick Fisher - [javascript protected email address]
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.
Sunset: 7:45pm   Twilight Ends: 8:19pm

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Wantage Market Place
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Old Mill Hall, Grove
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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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