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Tue Jul 2nd 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.

Slightly longer 1* ride via Charney Bassett and along the bridleway to Pusey. Return back to Charney and possible extra loop to Lyford
Approx 14 miles if we do the Lyford loop.
Riders:
Carin Tranter
Diana Whidborne
John Tranter
Laura Horton
Nicky Clark
Sheena Arnold
Susan Holdroyd
Tess Evans
Riders = 8

Weather:
sunny
Report:
A lovely sunny evening with a breeze gave us a fun ride out to Pusey along the bridleway. A nearly all ladies ride except John came along as back up although we did think we would manage!
The bridleway was unexpectedly rather overgrown with many doubting the leader's directions when we dived off into the woods! After the woods came the barley and maize field but we still managed to get through along the tyre tracks left by the tractor. We were on the correct route and made it back to the main road through the lovely village of Pusey. We returned via Charney Bassett and Lyford.
Distance:
22.85 km (14.20 mi)
 
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30405948"
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Tue Jul 2nd 2019
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2*
Leader:
Des Higgs
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

From Old Mill Hall Grove. Usual route out via Goosey to Baulking. Then avoiding Uffington to go towards Fernham. Back via Shellingford and Hatford then through Stanford-in-the-Vale and along Park Lane to retrace our route back. 20.5 miles. Fairly flat.
Report:
A beautiful evening for a blast through the vale. No mechanicals or incidents to report, just a good ride with good company.
Distance:
32.99 km (20.50 mi)
 
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30398109"
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Tue Jul 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:
36.00 km (22.37 mi)
 
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Tue Jul 2nd 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Andy Pixton
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.

Secondary ride leader is Katherine Boyce

There's plenty of daylight for a ride out to Boar's Hill.

We'll go out via Fyfield and Eaton, to Wootton, then up The Hill.

Weather permitting, there should be a great view of Oxford.

Return via Cothill, Marcham, and Garford. 50km.
Report:
Distance:
49.80 km (30.94 mi)
Ride Details:
https://www.strava.com/activities/2498926428
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27768292"
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Tue Jul 2nd 2019
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4*
Leader:
Jason Jones
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.
This weeks 4* ride will be about 45 miles or 72km and 2100ft of climbing. We'll start out with Chain hill passing through Farnborough and onto the Ilsley's. We'll then make our way towards Ashbury via Great shefford, heading back to Grove through Uffington.
Riders:
Andy Cowan
Frank Schroer
Jason Jones
Peter Cowan
Philip Ingles
Richard Burnham
Vicky Lawson
Riders = 7

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
Severn riders assembled for tonight's 4* ride and we were fortunate enough to have some lovely sunny weather also.
The ride itself was enjoyable, after the first couple of hills were behind us, we had some great country lanes to ride through.
A distance of 45 miles and an average speed of 16.8mph.
Distance:
73.00 km (45.36 mi)
 
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30396880"
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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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