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Tue Jul 23rd 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Stephanie Haddrell - 07756034430
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:
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.

Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.

This will be high end 2* in two ways - a little bit faster on the average speed and a little bit of a hill in Hackpen! But - it will still be fun, promise...

Out via the edge of Wantage and the Letcombes, we climb Hackpen and then immediately drop down to Sparsholt and the run along to Kingston Lisle. We have another nice descent then before the final run back through Goosey and Denchworth.

Sunset: 9:08pm   Twilight Ends: 9:50pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20775450

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.

If you like climbing, this is for you!

Blowingstone Hill is one of our classic climbs and acts as the centrepiece for this ride at the higher end of the range. Often run in a clockwise loop, this ride takes the opposite direction so we'll be going up Blowingstone rather than down it!

A fast trip out through the vale will take us to the first climb to Kingston Lisle from where (after a brief breath) we'll head up the Blowingstone climb.

Once regrouped at the top we'll be rewarded by a lovely descent into Lambourn and a longish climb back over the Ridgeway and back via the Letcombes.


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

Secondary Ride Leader TBA

Sunset: 9:08pm   Twilight Ends: 9:50pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30594113

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 Family ride of approximately 9 miles. This ride is planned for for young riders and their parents/guardians. There will be experienced riders on hand to support and deal with any mechanical problems.We will take the ride nice and slowly and stop regularly to ensure everyone is happy.
Please meet at Old Mill Hall Grove at 10.15am to allow time to collect consent forms and check safety. We will leave via Brereton Drive, head out to Denchworth visiting Lyford and Charney Bassett before returning to Grove.
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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