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Tue Apr 16th 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 slightly longer ride through the Vale this time, but nice and flat. Out through Denchworth to West Hanney, up and across to Charney Bassett, then across to Hatford and down to Stanford in the Vale before a run along Park Lake back to Denchworth and home.

About 17 miles - lights are essential but we should be back around sunset.
Riders:
Chris Marchant
Des Higgs
John Tranter
Karl Blake
Kirsten Smith
Michael Tayler
Steve Joyce
Steve Swanton
Tim Parr
Tony Clark
Riders = 10

Weather:
white cloud
Report:
Welcome to Chris on his first ride with us, and also welcome back to Kirsten.

The slight threat of rain didn't materialise and we had a pleasant and uneventful tour around the north Vale. Straightforward riding and lots of chat. Just how we like it!

thanks to all for your good company.
Distance:
28.97 km (18.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/33606058
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Tue Apr 16th 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.
Riders:
Bruce Winney
David Brown
David Yearley
John Davies
Michael Zywko
Riders = 5
Report:
Distance:
29.00 km (18.02 mi)
 
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Tue Apr 16th 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Katherine Boyce
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

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

Jo Little Secondary Ride Leader

Building on last week, we're back out to the Letcombes but then up Hackpen Hill before the glorious downhill to Sevenbarrows, a kind climb up to the Ridgeway and then down to Kingston Lisle and a return via Baulking and Goosey.

Eminently doable for all of us within the available light but please don't forget your lights as it will still be getting dark by the end.
Report:
Hurrah for Secondary Leaders, as the crowds gathered, it was good to know that Jo and I would be leading a group each :)

First week up a big hill this season and what a week to pick! Slightly cool (except on top of Hackpen Hill) and enough of a light mist to make the views magical. Add in a muntjac, a glimpse of a barn owl and that's a lot of ticks on the nature list ;).

Our minds were focussed by the fading light, which ensured that we kept a good pace despite the rolling nature of the route. Thanks to first time rider Richard for ensuring we all crossed the Springline road safely after descending Blowingstone Hill.


Eddie and Andy did sterling work as sweeps and of course Jo ensured her group enjoyed the ride as much as the group I led.
Distance:
37.04 km (23.02 mi)
Ride Details:
https://www.strava.com/activities/2295984041
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Tue Apr 16th 2019
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4*
Leader:
Frank Schroer
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.

Basic route as per GPS file which can be extended with 1 or 2 climbs up to the ridgeway towards the end -from Sparsholt and/or Court hill depending on progress. Keen to finish before it is getting too dark though, certainly if it is a dull day, so will decide during the ride and people can miss out on the potential add-ons and go straight back if they want (as long as we know they do!)
Riders:
Andy Cowan
Frank Schroer
Jason Jones
Louis Hall
Pete Wrench
Riders = 5

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
5 riders started in better weather than initially forecasted. The planned route started as good as flat until Fawler Hill where we got in good time so it was decided to add the 2 optional hills for those that wanted this. This got us in Wantage just as the sun was setting and allowed to see champions league history being made.
Distance:
45.00 km (27.96 mi)
 
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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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