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Thu Jul 18th 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 half day - 32km (20 miles), usually with a cafe stop, at a riding pace of 16-20km/h (10-12mph). Please check website on the morning of the ride if the weather is poor as it may be cancelled or the start time changed.
I plan to head to Kingston Bagpuize coffee at Millets.
My thought is to go Denchworth Charney Bassett taking a left turn to Kingston Bagpuize this will cut out Southmoor, the return from Millets is through Fyfield Wick and a left turn to Hanney and home.
Lizzie has ridden this route recently and found a track between the Charney Road and the Hanney Road that goes through Newhouse Farm Buildings it could be a short cut?
I will check this out with Des and Roger as i think they have knowledge of that area.
Sunset: 9:14pm   Twilight Ends: 9:58pm

Sat Jul 20th 2019
1* Saturday Half Day Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Diana Whidborne - 07787 292289
Start Time:
2:00 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). Occasional short or gentle climbs.

With the start of the school holidays and the start of harvest i thought it would be fun to cycle in a loop from Grove, Charney Bassett, Pusey, Stanford in the Vale for tea or ice creams , Goosey and home, and see if we can spot any Combines working.
Sunset: 9:11pm   Twilight Ends: 9:55pm

Sun Jul 21st 2019
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.

NB: start at Old Mill Hall, Grove.

A re-run of a classic all day Oxford ride, this is a fairly gentle ride, only really designated 3* by the total distance (around 90km / 57 miles).

We will go out via Hanney, Steventon & Sutton Courtenay to Long Wittenham, then cross the Thames at Clifton Hampden and go through the Baldons to Garsington and Wheatley. Then a super cunning cut through to Shotover and Headington for lunch at the Butchers Arms pub. Suitably refreshed, we pass the house with a shark in the roof and drop down Headington Hill right into the heart of Oxford for a bit of light tourism / tourist dodging. Then we head north to Wolvercote, round Port Meadow to Botley and Cumnor, followed by a gentle run home via Fyfield and Standford in the Vale (with a potential shop stop if, for example, ice creams are called for by then).

Sunset: 9:10pm   Twilight Ends: 9:53pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30545919

Tue Jul 23rd 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
John Tranter - 07836 238350
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
***UPPER BRIDGING RIDE***
This is the second of our Bridging Ride series designed to help those who would like to progress to the next level of cycling. As such it will be ridden at the higher end of the pace range.

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.

More or less a repeat of a ride done a few weeks ago (but we might tweak the pace a bit if everyone is up for it). We go along the separated bike track to Wantage, around Charlton and then along the track to Lockinge. We skirt around the south of Ardington, spot the rhinoceros (long story), drop down to Ardington proper and then conquer the small climb up to the main road before the glorious descent past Lains Barn and back into Grove via the newly surfaced bike track past Williams.

Just 10 miles with a couple of very minor climbs,

Sunset: 9:08pm   Twilight Ends: 9:50pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30586473

Tue Jul 23rd 2019
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

***UPPER BRIDGING RIDE***
This is the second of our Bridging Ride series designed to help those who would like to progress to the next level of cycling. As such it will be ridden at the higher end of the pace range.

Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.
Sunset: 9:08pm   Twilight Ends: 9:50pm

Tue Jul 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: 9:08pm   Twilight Ends: 9:50pm

Tue Jul 23rd 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Jon Townsin - 07780 676051
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

***UPPER BRIDGING RIDE***
This is the second of our Bridging Ride series designed to help those who would like to progress to the next level of cycling. As such it will be ridden at the higher end of the pace range.

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.

Karen Townsin Secondary Ride Leader
Sunset: 9:08pm   Twilight Ends: 9:50pm

Tue Jul 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.

Sunset: 9:08pm   Twilight Ends: 9:50pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30570523

Thu Jul 25th 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Family Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Stephanie Haddrell - 07756034430
Start Time:
10:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Social rides up to half day - 32km (20 miles), usually with a cafe stop, at a riding pace of 16-20km/h (10-12mph). 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: 9:05pm   Twilight Ends: 9:47pm

Sat Jul 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 very special 2* ride which is different to the Oxford route I have used in recent months but goes back to a route we used a few years ago. We head out via Charney Bassett and cross the A420 on the nifty Southmoor footbridge. 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 cut through the Botley estate, find a secret underpass on the A34, take the back tracks to the river and then take the tow path more or less into the centre of town. We then fight through the tourists 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. Talking of tourism, we will have a photo opportunity under the Bridge of Sighs before more fun as we follow the river path to the east, to Kennington and Sunningwell. Finally, we head for home via 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: 9:02pm   Twilight Ends: 9:44pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30536479

Tue Jul 30th 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Roger Postbeschild - 07554 664120
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: 8:57pm   Twilight Ends: 9:38pm

Tue Jul 30th 2019
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
John Tranter - 07836 238350
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

***LOWER BRIDGING RIDE***
This is the second of our Bridging Ride series designed to help those who would like to progress to the next level of cycling. As such it will be ridden at the lower end of the pace range.

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: 8:57pm   Twilight Ends: 9:38pm

Tue Jul 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: 8:57pm   Twilight Ends: 9:38pm

Tue Jul 30th 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Katherine Boyce - 07817 727563
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

***LOWER BRIDGING RIDE***
This is the second of our Bridging Ride series designed to help those who would like to progress to the next level of cycling. As such it will be ridden at the lower end of the pace range.

Secondary ride leader is...

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.

Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.
Sunset: 8:57pm   Twilight Ends: 9:38pm

Tue Jul 30th 2019
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Paul Jarvis - 07867 692765
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

***LOWER BRIDGING RIDE***
This is the second of our Bridging Ride series designed to help those who would like to progress to the next level of cycling. As such it will be ridden at the lower end of the pace range.

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: 8:57pm   Twilight Ends: 9:38pm

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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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