Past Rides

Important announcement:

Due to the Government advice on the current Covid-19 outbreak, we have regretfully decided to suspend the current year's ride programme with immediate effect. We will resume the programme as soon as it is deemed safe to do so and inform member riders directly.

We send details of upcoming rides in a weekly email newsletter. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please contact [javascript protected email address].

Collapse all | Expand all

Tue Jun 11th 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1*
Leader:
Roger Postbeschild
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
***UPPER BRIDGING RIDE***
This is the first 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.
We will go out via the Letcombes and climb Holborn Hill, after which, there will be time to catch your breath. There are rewards, some nice downhills! Please bring lights.

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.
Report:
Well, after all the wind and rain of late, the weather was at least dry for the ride. 4 Thursday group riders and Steve braved the bridging ride up Holborne Hill and we achieved just around bottom two star pace, including said hill.
Mission accomplished!
Distance:
22.53 km (14.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29953829
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29953718"
Comment on this ride

Tue Jun 11th 2019
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2*
Leader:
John Tranter
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

***UPPER BRIDGING RIDE***
This is the first 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.

We will take this bridging challenge based on a longer distance and a slightly higher speed, rather than lots of hills. So we have a west Vale loop, out via Goosey to Uffington, then across to Fernham followed by the long straight road to Shellingford and Hatford. We finish off through Charney Bassett and back through Denchworth.

21 flat miles - should be fun!
Report:
A strange week of grey skies and lots of rain meant a sense of impending doom as we gathered in slight drizzle. As always on these occasions, you wonder why anyone would come out - but they always do!

In the event, we got a bit lucky and managed to get round without the weather closing in and we stayed dry, although it was pretty cold. Some had dug out their winter clothing, some had stuck with shorts - "it's the summer, after all!"

Des had to dash back to the car to rescue his car keys (or some such dubious excuse) and then he mysteriously reappeared in Uffington buying chips. Still not sure how that worked...

The 3* group decided to do the same route in reverse which as a fun idea as we crossed over exactly on half way.

Thanks to all for braving the conditions!
Distance:
33.80 km (21.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/35846668
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7457710"
Comment on this ride

Tue Jun 11th 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:
David Yearley
Robin Tucker
Riders = 2
Report:
Distance:
34.10 km (21.19 mi)
 
Comment on this ride

Tue Jun 11th 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Jane John
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

***UPPER BRIDGING RIDE***
This is the first 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 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.
Only one hill this evening - White Horse Hill, a flat ride out and back to save our energy for the big one.

Second ride leader is Yvonne Bird
Riders:
Chris Bailey
David Talboys
James Bosley
Jane John
Jon Townsin
Karen Froud
Katherine Boyce
Sharon Bedford
Riders = 8

Weather:
black low cloud
Report:
Another evening with a very unpromising forecast! After a very wet few days it was decided that a ride up White Horse Hill wasn't the best idea due to all the rubble that would potentially be on the descent road.
We therefore had a flatter ride through the vale, borrowing John Tranter's 2* route but the opposite way round to avoid congestion. With a small group of 8 riders we had a very pleasant 'I'm glad I came out' ride, and we didn't get wet! I may have forgotten to press 'start' on my Garmin so didn't manage to record the ride...Doh!
Thanks to Jon for sweeping.
Distance:
0.00 km (0.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30243191
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30216803"
Comment on this ride

Tue Jun 11th 2019
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4*
Leader:
Nick Fisher
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). WILL be hilly!

A loop to the South this week, heading out via Chain Hill and Farnborough and the Ilsleys to Hampstead Norreys, then winding our way back through the villages to drop into Wantage via Manor Hill.

We'll have plenty of light, so just bring your grimpeur legs!
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30184693"
Comment on this ride

Ride Filter
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.
More Information
Ride Calendar
« Jun 2019 »
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
Recent Rides
Sun Mar 22nd 2020
RIDE CANCELLED - Regular Wantage Ride - OXFORD SPECIAL

Sat Mar 21st 2020
RIDE CANCELLED - 1* Saturday Half Day Ride

Thu Mar 19th 2020
RIDE CANCELLED - Daytime 1* Thursday Ride

Tue Mar 17th 2020
Off Road Tuesday Evening Ride

Sun Mar 15th 2020
Sunday Shortie 3* Vale & Downland ride.
35km 3 riders

Sat Mar 14th 2020
2* Saturday Half Day Ride
45km 11 riders

Thu Mar 12th 2020
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride
24km 9 riders

Wed Mar 11th 2020
Turbo Training

Tue Mar 10th 2020
Off Road Tuesday Evening Ride

Sun Mar 8th 2020
Sunday Shortie 2*
32km 7 riders

Sat Mar 7th 2020
3* Saturday Half Day Ride
71km 13 riders Ride has photos

Thu Mar 5th 2020
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride
26km 8 riders

Wed Mar 4th 2020
Turbo Training
10 riders

Tue Mar 3rd 2020
Off Road Tuesday Evening Ride

Sun Mar 1st 2020
Sunday Shortie 2*
37km 8 riders

Sat Feb 29th 2020
RIDE CANCELLED - 3* Fifth Saturday Special

Thu Feb 27th 2020
RIDE CANCELLED - Daytime 1* Thursday Ride

Wed Feb 26th 2020
Turbo Training
9 riders

Tue Feb 25th 2020
Off Road Tuesday Evening Ride

Mon Feb 24th 2020
Ride Leaders Meeting
20 riders

Sun Feb 23rd 2020
Sunday Shortie 3*
50km 6 riders

Sat Feb 22nd 2020
2* Saturday Half Day Ride
51km 5 riders
Annual Club Dinner

Thu Feb 20th 2020
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride
16km 6 riders

Wed Feb 19th 2020
Turbo Training
5 riders

Ride has photos Ride has photos
Ride has comments Ride has comments

Ride Archive

*