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Sat Oct 20th 2018
Autumn colours from Woodcote 1* 1*
Leader:
Steve Swanton
Start Time:
2:00 pm
Start Location:
Woodcote village hall car park, SU645822
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.

A change of scenery this month with a seasonal visit to the Chiltern Beechwoods to enjoy the early autumn colours (weather permitting). Meet us for a 2pm start from the small car park by the village hall on the village green in Woodcote (GR SU645822) for a leisurely afternoon ride of about 16 miles. We'll follow a meandering route visiting the Maharajah's Well at Stoke Row before heading down through the woods to Sonning Common for a tea stop at the Herb Centre cafe. We'll return via Kidmore End and Gallowstree Common. Some gradual ups and downs but no major hills. Please bring your camera! Lights recommended (as it can be quite dark in the trees), although we should have finished well before sunset.

If you fancy a longer ride, why not cycle out to join us?

Please let Steve know you are planning to come (so that we know when everyone's arrived). Woodcote is about 35 minutes drive (20 miles) from Wantage via the A417 to Streatley, Goring and Crays Pond.
Riders:
Carin Tranter
Diana Whidborne
John Tranter
Lorna Swanton
Louise Moggach
Maeve Moggach
Marielle Moggach
Martin Hook
Martyn Wigmore
Michael Tayler
Philip Blampied
Steve Swanton
Susan Holdroyd
Riders = 13

Weather:
sunny
Report:
13 riders on a glorious autumn afternoon to enjoy the colours.
Distance:
24.14 km (15.00 mi)
 
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28772033"
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Start Locations
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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