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Sun Oct 1st 2017
France Tour day 2 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Richard Pethybridge - 07789 228361
Start Time:
8:00 am
Start Location:
Vire
Description:
The club will be organising a repeat of last year's very successful weekend trip to France at the end of September/beginning of October, taking the Friday evening ferry across from Portsmouth to St Malo, arriving early on Saturday morning. An outline route follows the coast eastbound before turning inland and heading up for an overnight stay in Vire. On the Sunday the route goes via Caen down to the coast and the return ferry from Ouistreham. Full details are as follows:
Fri 29 Sep – Depart Portsmouth 2015. Cost £80 for 2 people, plus £55 for a twin berth cabin. Free parking will be available in Portsmouth courtesy of the Royal Navy!
Sat 30 Sep – Arrive St Malo 0815. Ride to Vire. Distance approx 120km, with approx 1,000m of climbing. Stay overnight in Vire. Potential hotel accommodation in the Hôtel Saint-Pierre at approx €68 for a twin/double room
Sun 1 Oct – Cycle to the coast via Caen (and hopefully the Café Gondree at Pegasus Bridge, for D-Day aficionados). Distance 80km, with approx 750m of climbing. Catch the 1630 ferry to Portsmouth, arriving 2115. Again about £80 for 2 people, cabins £21.
Anyone interested in going is requested to contact Richard Pethybridge (07875 456521 or pethybridgera@yahoo.co.uk) as soon as possible so that he can make an assessment of feasibility. Travel and accommodation is the responsibility of individuals, and early booking is recommended as it will be cheaper. Accommodation is limited, and early responses would be much appreciated.
Outline routes are as follows for those interested:

Sunset: 6:42pm   Twilight Ends: 7:15pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21849919

Wed Oct 4th 2017
Turbo Sessions Add to Calendar
Contact:
Karen Townsin - 07768066413
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
This is the first in a block of 10 turbo sessions. Drop in for a one off session or sign up for all 10. You'll find us a friendly, inclusive bunch who'll never leave you behind on the hills; we can guarantee that the weather will be good too!

Each session, of approximately 1 hour's duration, will comprise of a warm up, a workout focusing on different elements of training and a warm down. Different leaders plan and deliver each session, accompanied by a soundtrack.
Sunset: 6:35pm   Twilight Ends: 7:09pm

Sat Oct 7th 2017
3* Saturday afternoon ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Jon Townsin - 07780 676051
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Monthly 60-70km (38-45 miles) afternoon ride, 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: 6:29pm   Twilight Ends: 7:02pm

Wed Oct 11th 2017
Turbo Sessions Add to Calendar
Contact:
Phil Ward - 07789 691823
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
This is the second in a block of 10 turbo sessions. Drop in for a one off session or sign up for all 10. You'll find us a friendly, inclusive bunch who'll never leave you behind on the hills; we can guarantee that the weather will be good too!

Each session, of approximately 1 hour's duration, will comprise of a warm up, a workout focusing on different elements of training and a warm down. Different leaders plan and deliver each session, accompanied by a soundtrack.

This week, while riding I'll give an overview of training zones and the linkage to heart rate and power levels. More importantly, how best to use these data with respect to indoor training.

18:30 set up for a prompt 19:00 start please.
Sunset: 6:20pm   Twilight Ends: 6:53pm

Sat Oct 14th 2017
2* Saturday afternoon ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
John Tranter - 07836 238350
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Monthly 45-55km (30-40 miles) afternoon ride, with a tea stop, at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.
Sunset: 6:13pm   Twilight Ends: 6:47pm

Mon Oct 16th 2017
Annual General Meeting Add to Calendar
Contact:
John Tranter - 07836 238350
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
East Challow Cricket Club
Description:
The 2017 Cycling UK Wantage AGM will be held as follows:

Logistics:
Date - Monday 16th October 2016
Time - 19.00 for food, 19:45 for business
Location - Challow and Childrey Cricket Club, Vicarage Hill, East Challow, Wantage, OX12 9RR

Food details:
We are offering a 'fish and chip' supper courtesy of Smarts chip shop in Grove. Menu details to follow soon. The Cricket Club bar will be open for drinks.

Agenda:
1. Open and apologies for absence
2. Minutes of 2016 AGM
3. Matters arising from 2016 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 2017-18
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: Sara Ward
Treasurer: Roger Postbeschild
Rides Secretary: Jon Townsin
Publicity: Steve Boreham
Webmaster: David Smith
General Committee Members: Steve Swanton, Karen Townsin, Paul Jarvis, Jo Little

If there are any additional nominations, please provide a proposer and seconder to Nicole (secretary@ctcwantage.org.uk) by Monday 9th October at the latest.

Any member can put forward a Motion for discussion at the AGM. Again, please submit any Motions to Nicole (secretary@ctcwantage.org.uk) by Monday 9th 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: 6:09pm   Twilight Ends: 6:43pm

Sat Oct 21st 2017
1* Saturday Afternoon Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nick Portsmouth -
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
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).
Sunset: 5:59pm   Twilight Ends: 6:33pm

Sat Oct 21st 2017
Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Yearley - 07792 967607
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Sunset: 5:59pm   Twilight Ends: 6:33pm

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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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