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Sun Apr 21st 2019
Regular Wantage Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Eddie Little - [javascript protected email address]
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
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.

We will go along the spring line to Ashbury and then through Aldbourne to Chilton Foliat, up to Great Shefford and then onto Boxford where we will have lunch at The Bell. We will then go through Winterbourne, Chieveley, Worlds End and Hampstead Norreys before East and West Ilsley and the lovely finish down Chain Hill.
Unfortunately Saddleback Farm is closed on Easter Day, so please make sure you bring enough energy bars/food/drink to get you back to Wantage.

Please could you let Jo or Eddie know if you want to come, as we have to give The Bell at Boxford a rough idea of numbers. However, please do not let that stop you turning up on the day - we can always fit extras in.

99.5km ride with 1095m of climbing. The ride will be taken at an average 3* pace and, as always, we will regroup at the top of each hill.

Sunset: 8:12pm   Twilight Ends: 8:48pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29699212

Tue Apr 23rd 2019
Tuesday Evening 1* Rides restart 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.

For our first outing of the season, a gentle ride to the large village green at Goosey and back via Denchworth a round trip of about 9 miles. We'll stop to admire the green and the views from Goosey. It can be cold in the lanes at this time of year so please bring an extra layer. Gloves recommended.

Sunset: 8:15pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13302456

Tue Apr 23rd 2019
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Gareth Smith - [javascript protected email address]
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.

Out via Denchworth and Lyford to Southmoor. Bridge over the A420. Then along to Hinton Waldrist. Back via Pusey and Charney Bassett. 18.7miles. We should be back before dark but bring lights.

Sunset: 8:15pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29754434

Tue Apr 23rd 2019
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: 8:15pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm

Tue Apr 23rd 2019
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.

A fairly flat run out to Compton Beauchamp to make best use of the nice new tarmac road. Due to the flatfish nature it is anticipated to run this at the top end of 3* pace with the aim to be back in the light.
This isn't guaranteed to please BRING LIGHTS just in case.

Secondary ride leader: Katherine Boyce

Sunset: 8:15pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28387350

Tue Apr 23rd 2019
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Peter Cowan - 07766396781
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 fairly generic flat spin across the Vale with 2x rises to raise the heart rate. White Horse Hill optional, but advised.

Tight, tidy & brisk group riding on the flat, do your own thing on the hills. Regrouping on both.

Lights still advisable and If it's wet and you don't have mudguards, please stay at the back.

Sunset: 8:15pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29748283

Thu Apr 25th 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Diana Whidborne - 07787 292289
Start Time:
10:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Social rides up to 24km (15 miles), usually with a cafe stop, at a riding pace of 13-16km/h (8-10mph). Please check website on the morning of the ride if the weather is poor as it may be cancelled or the start time changed.
The plan is to head to Woolstone, via Uffington and then back to Westcot Childrey Wantage and home.
Sunset: 8:19pm   Twilight Ends: 8:56pm

Sat Apr 27th 2019
2* Saturday Half Day Ride - OXFORD SPECIAL 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
John Tranter - 07836 238350
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.

This is a 2* ride that has pretty much everything! We head out via Charney Bassett and discover the nifty Southmoor footbridge - the safest way to cross the A420. Then we follow the quiet road parallel to the A420 all the way to Cumnor and swoop down Cumnor Hill to the edge of Oxford. From there we utilise a a super cunning bike-safe transit of the A420/A34 Botley junction to head north for a lovely circuit around Port Meadow before heading back into town via Wolvercote to my very own St Cross College for a VIP coffee stop. You can only get in if you are a friend of the Bursar, with catering from the fine cafes of St Giles. Then there is more fun with my most cunning bike track and riverside route out of town to the west, before the climb of Cumnor Hill. We head for home via Wootton, Tubney and Fyfield.

At just over 40 miles, it is a long ride for an afternoon, but we have a few short cut options in the final section which we can use if necessary. I don't expect to be back before 5.30pm. Having said that, there are very few hills and we will stick to a steady 2* pace.

Sunset: 8:22pm   Twilight Ends: 9:00pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15888752

Tue Apr 30th 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Steve Boreham - 07946 744618
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 sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.

Sunset: 8:27pm   Twilight Ends: 9:05pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27469877

Tue Apr 30th 2019
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Susie Turnbull - 07710 274653
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 sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.
Sunset: 8:27pm   Twilight Ends: 9:05pm

Tue Apr 30th 2019
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 sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.
Sunset: 8:27pm   Twilight Ends: 9:05pm

Tue Apr 30th 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Eddie Little - [javascript protected email address]
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.

Secondary Ride leader: Jo Little.

Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.
Sunset: 8:27pm   Twilight Ends: 9:05pm

Tue Apr 30th 2019
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
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.

Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.
Sunset: 8:27pm   Twilight Ends: 9:05pm

Thu May 2nd 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Lorna Swanton - 07766 757801
Start Time:
10:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Social rides up to 24km (15 miles), usually with a cafe stop, at a riding pace of 13-16km/h (8-10mph). Please check website on the morning of the ride if the weather is poor as it may be cancelled or the start time changed.
Sunset: 8:30pm   Twilight Ends: 9:09pm

Sat May 4th 2019
3* Saturday Half Day Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Andy Pixton - 07814 017890
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Half day ride (60-70km / 38-45 miles), with a tea stop, riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). Likely to visit distant destinations. Not suitable for irregular riders. Climbing likely.
Sunset: 8:34pm   Twilight Ends: 9:13pm

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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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