Past Rides

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 Jul 9th 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1*
Leader:
Stephanie Haddrell
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 we will head out to Sparsholt. A ride of approximately 14 miles with one climb. We will head out via Downsview Road, Badger Drive, Stockham, East Challow, & Childrey to Sparsholt; back via Childrey bridleway to West Challow and Denchworth.
Report:
What a beautiful evening! We started out with just 4 and thankfully picked up Naomi along Brereton Drive. We made a relatively a quick escape to the country out via the new estate the canal footpath and Stockham to the bridleway at East Challow. Here we took a leisurely ride avoiding the pot holes which had caught Martyn out at the weekend, and were treated to a culinary interlude as we learnt from Martyn how to pickle walnuts!
From here we went on to Childrey and Sparsholt Church our original destination.... we then had a brief discussion as to whether we should extend the ride and visit Westcott and come back into Sparsholt via the spring line...being a daring bunch it was decided that going 'off piste' would be fun and so we did! We said a quick Hi to Lizzie as we passed her reputable cafe, and found the road down to Sparsholt Church was very pleasant and in good condition. We returned as planned through Childrey with a stop for chat by the pond and the obligatory 1* selfie... thanks Martyn!
It was then plain sailing through West Challow Denchworth and home.
A lovely evening with great company.
Distance:
16.09 km (10.00 mi)
 
Comment on this ride

Tue Jul 9th 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.

I think it's about time we went out and conquered Uffington White Horse Hill. It really has to be done at least once in the 2* Tuesday season and I feel the time is right. So - direct routing via Goosey and Baulking to Uffington, through the village and up the big hill - as simple as that! The views from the top are glorious and the remarkable scenery on the way up past Dragon Hill is stunning. So tell yourself that a few minutes effort will be well worthwhile. After the glorious descent, probably the same direct route back.

Around 20 miles. Go on - you know you want to!
Riders:
Carin Tranter
Des Higgs
John Tranter
Julie Haynes
Karl Blake
Lorna Swanton
Robert Treadgold
Steve Boreham
Steve Swanton
Tess Evans
Tim Parr
Val Smith
Riders = 12

Weather:
white cloud
Report:
This was the BIG ONE for the 2* group. Always hard to know who will be brave enough to give it a go - quite a few, as it turned out! Well done to everyone for taking the challenge. The route out was straightforward and the Hill loomed ever larger as we got closer (I don't think that helps...)

After the warm up climb out of the village (which didn't seem to trouble anyone much), we all set off up the main climb past Dragon Hill. Frankly, everyone smashed it! Great efforts, big smiles at the top and some good photos. Even the car drivers who followed us up got into the spirit of the thing and offered to take a group photo. The descent was fun as always and we set a good pace back across the Vale.

Thanks to all for great company and a great effort.
Distance:
35.41 km (22.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/37032655
Comment on this ride

Tue Jul 9th 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
Jason Jones
Robin Tucker
Riders = 3
Report:
Distance:
33.00 km (20.51 mi)
 
Comment on this ride

Tue Jul 9th 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Jo Little
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... Eddie Little

This ride will head out through the Letcombes and up Hackpen Hill before going down Sheepdrove road and ending up in Lambourn. We'll then take the road towards Kingston Lisle, then go through Goosey and Denchworth before ending up in Grove.
As always we will regroup at the top of hills. If the weather is good we should be rewarded with some good views.

41.6 km/26 miles.
Report:
Fourteen riders met up and we decided to stay as one group.
The weather was warm and sunny and the views were lovely. Just a small mechanical for Clare - who was riding clipped in for the first time.
Everyone was soon up Hackpen and we then used Sheepdrove to get to Lambourn before returning via Seven Barrows and Kingston Lisle.
Everyone enjoyed the ride and thank you for your company. Thank you to Eddie for sweeping.
Distance:
41.84 km (26.00 mi)
 
Comment on this ride

Tue Jul 9th 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). May be hilly.
Riders:
Andy Cowan
Frank Schroer
Neil Townsend
Nick Fisher
Pete Wrench
Riders = 5
Report:
Distance:
69.00 km (42.87 mi)
 
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
« Jul 2019 »
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
Recent Rides
Sat Dec 14th 2019
2* Saturday Half Day Ride
37km 9 riders Ride has photos

Thu Dec 12th 2019
RIDE CANCELLED - Daytime 1* Thursday Ride

Wed Dec 11th 2019
Turbo Training

Tue Dec 10th 2019
Off Road Tuesday Evening Ride

Sun Dec 8th 2019
1* Mince Pie Ride
26km 13 riders
Off Road Mince Pie Ride
40km 2 riders Ride has photos
2* Mince Pie Ride
3* Mince Pie Ride
45km 17 riders Ride has photos
Annual Mince Pie Ride to White Horse Hill
4 riders Ride has photos

Thu Dec 5th 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride
45km 10 riders

Wed Dec 4th 2019
Turbo Training

Tue Dec 3rd 2019
Off Road Tuesday Evening Ride

Sat Nov 30th 2019
3* Fifth Saturday Special
97km 6 riders Ride has photos

Thu Nov 28th 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride
35km 11 riders

Wed Nov 27th 2019
Turbo Training

Tue Nov 26th 2019
Off Road Tuesday Evening Ride
24km 4 riders

Sat Nov 23rd 2019
2* Saturday Half Day Ride
56km 9 riders Ride has comments

Thu Nov 21st 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride
33km 9 riders

Wed Nov 20th 2019
Turbo Training
8 riders

Tue Nov 19th 2019
Off Road Tuesday Evening Ride

Sun Nov 17th 2019
Regular Wantage Ride
96km 10 riders

Sat Nov 16th 2019
1* Saturday Half Day Ride
25km 9 riders

Thu Nov 14th 2019
RIDE CANCELLED - Daytime 1* Thursday Ride

Wed Nov 13th 2019
Turbo Training
11 riders Ride has comments

Tue Nov 12th 2019
Off Road Tuesday Evening Ride
28km 3 riders

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

Ride Archive

*