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Tue Apr 2nd 2019
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2*
Leader:
John Tranter
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.

A very straightforward classic loop through the Vale to kick off the Tuesday 2* season. Out to Denchworth, along to West Hanney then up what may be the smoothest road in Oxfordshire to Southmoor. A nice gentle glide back down to Charney Bassett, Denchworth again and home.

No hills at all (unless you count the Denchworth railway bridge, which we don't).

16 miles, so should get us back just around sunset. But - lights are essential!
Report:
A good group gathered and we noted the gathering apocalyptic clouds. We laughed at them and carried on regardless. Sadly, this wasn't a sufficient plan and it started to hail slightly. Then quite a lot more. Oh well. It was very wet and very cold but everyone stuck to their task and got around magnificently.

Thanks to all for being there!
Distance:
25.75 km (16.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/33092317
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29569339"
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Tue Apr 2nd 2019
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2*
Leader:
David Yearley
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.
Report:
Distance:
28.00 km (17.40 mi)
 
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Tue Apr 2nd 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Jane John
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). A fairly flat spin for our first evening ride of the season.

Yvonne Bird Secondary Leader
Report:
First 3* evening ride of the season. An 18.5 mile flat spin out to Longworth and Fyfield via Charney and returning via Lyford. What could possibly go wrong?!
With 16 riders, an excellent turnout despite a dubious weather forecast we set off in 2 groups, the first led by me with Kath sweeping and the second led by Yvonne with Eddie sweeping. Our group ride was straightforward despite battling the elements; rain, hail and sleet. A temperature of -1 was recorded on 2 Garmins (so it must had been correct!)
Unfortunately Yvonne's group ride was not so straightforward. After delays with 2 punctures the ride was sensibly cut short as the group were getting cold and running out of light.
A reminder of Group Riding Etiquette: If you wish to leave the ride at any point you must inform the ride leader or sweeper that you wish to do so, not simply ride off. Ride leaders have a duty of care towards their group and therefore must be kept informed of who is in their group.
Despite this I hope everybody was glad they rode out, that warm glow of virtuousness (or chilblains) for having braved the elements...
Thank you to Yvonne for leading the second group and Kath and Eddie for sweeping.
Distance:
0.00 km (0.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/33179300
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23612045"
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Written by : Katherine

Posted on : April 3, 2019 at 8:25 PM

Great start to the season (weather could have been a bit better mind) thanks Jane

Tue Apr 2nd 2019
RIDE CANCELLED - Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4*
Leader:
Andy Cowan
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
RIDE CANCELLED - Sadly with the standing water,fading light and forecast of more rain this afternoon I have consulted with one of our respected members and decided to cancel this evening`s ride - Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). May be hilly.

Opening ride of the season with limited light so we`ll just have a nice easy opener,flat both ends,one small climb, a few bumps in the middle and a chance to catch up with each other.

Denchworth,Goosey,Kingston Lisle,Spring Line to Ashbury,Shrivenham,wave to Farmer Gow,Fernham,Baulking,Goosey,Dench and home.

47km,250m expect av speed 17.5mph ish.

With a fair wind we'll be back before 815 but lights are essential.
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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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