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Tue Jun 4th 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1*
Leader:
Carin Tranter
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.

This week there is a slightly longer ride on offer of about 14 miles to Stanford in the Vale. Hardly any hills though!
We go out via Denchworth, Charney Bassett and Gainfield and return via Park Lane, Asti stud and Denchworth.
Riders:
Carin Tranter
Cath Hopkins
Clare Sparrow
Diana Whidborne
Jason Hopkins
Lewis Hopkins
Lorna Swanton
Martyn Wigmore
Naomi Merritt
Owen Hopkins
Susan Holdroyd
Riders = 11

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
A very pleasant ride at a relaxed pace. The weather was kind with evening sunshine despite the showers earlier in the day. Good to see 11 riders out including the whole Hopkins family
Distance:
22.53 km (14.00 mi)
 
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Tue Jun 4th 2019
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2*
Leader:
Gareth Smith
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). We will go out via the Letcombes and head up Hacken Hill - with a recovery/regroup stop at the top. The 1* ride is a bit longer this week so we can offer the different (hillier) 2* option. We return via the B4001 from Childrey to the A417 then via Goosey. There is an extra loop back to Denchworth making the total distance 17.7 miles.
Report:
The weather forecast was not very promising, but this turned out to be a dry ride with good visibility from the slopes of the downs and the top of Hackpen Hill by Sparsholt Firs where we met up with Mike Bailey.
Distance:
28.49 km (17.70 mi)
 
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Tue Jun 4th 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
Chris Gray
David Brown
David Yearley
Jason Jones
Robin Tucker
Riders = 6
Report:
Distance:
35.41 km (22.00 mi)
 
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Tue Jun 4th 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Jon Townsin
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.
Tonights ride takes us south over Chain Hill toward Farnborough and West Ilsley. Then back via Brightwalton Manor Road to Grove.

This is a hilly ride with nearly 500m of climbing in 38 km.

N.B. If the rain continues I will re-plan the ride to make it more manageable - either way please bring your lights!

Secondary ride leader is Eddie Little
Riders:
Barry Stanton
Chris Bailey
David Talboys
Eddie Little
Graeme Dowson
James Bosley
Jane John
Jon Townsin
Joy Arthur
Karen Froud
Kirsten Smith
Lee Ann Norris
Nicole Pethybridge
Roger Turnbull
Riders = 14

Weather:
sunny
Report:
Whether it was the threat of rain or the promise of 500m of climbing we'll never know but 14 riders set out to scale the mountainous region to the south of Wantage. Barry sadly left us early on (was it because I didn't answer your text?!:). Fortunately our numbers were swelled by Karen joining us at the top of Chain Hill.

The weather was absolutely fantastic and the descent into West Illsey was beautiful. And the hills kept coming ...

Up to Catmore and then Brightwalton and on to Wooley and finally back up the 338 to a splendid 'whoop' down Manor Road.

Thanks to all for braving the climbing and to Eddie for sweeping and Roger for taking the last stretch home.
Distance:
38.50 km (23.92 mi)
 
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Tue Jun 4th 2019
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4*
Leader:
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.
Riders:
Andy Cowan
Frank Schroer
Paul Jarvis
Riders = 3
Report:
Distance:
65.00 km (40.39 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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