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Tue Aug 6th 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 route of about 14 miles out to the village of Garford. We will go via Lyford on the way out and return via West Hanney to Denchworth and home.
Report:
Despite the weather forecast we had a sunny evening for a leisurely ride to Garford. We visited the old church through the farmyard and sat in the porch and chatted. We went out through Lyford and back through Hanney about 14 miles.
Distance:
23.34 km (14.50 mi)
 
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30715182"
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Tue Aug 6th 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 tonight, but well worth it. We head north via Denchworth and Charney Bassett, cross the A420 on the wonderful bridleway bridge at Southmoor, then run along to Appleton before cutting back across the A420 at a nifty dual carriageway crossing into Tubney Woods. After a brief section of A338, we cut across through Tubney village to take the secret tunnel entrance to Fyfield. Then home on familiar roads via West Hanney and Denchworth.

23 miles so we should be back by 8.30. There are some short cut options if we need them!
Report:
Another Tuesday evening with an apocalyptic weather forecast - torrential rain one hour before the start, but in fact once again we got lucky. A brave group gathered and in the end we had wonderful weather conditions for our long evening ride.

We had talked about short cuts but all was going well and we did the full route. We ended up crossing the dreaded A420 four times, but even that was uneventful.

All round, a great evening ride with great company!
Distance:
37.01 km (23.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/38257389
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30715366"
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Tue Aug 6th 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:
How great to see a joint operation between the usual off-road suspects and the usual 4* Road crew.

All riders took to the mud beautifully.
Distance:
32.00 km (19.88 mi)
 
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Tue Aug 6th 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Jane John
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 (no 'may' about it, it is!) We're going up Chain Hill, through Brightwalton, Chaddleworth then back to the A338 and a glorious swoop down Court Hill to Letcombe and back to Grove.

Secondary ride leader is...
Riders:
Ben Mitchell
Chris Bailey
Clare Hazell
David Talboys
James Bosley
Jane John
Jon Townsin
Joy Arthur
Nicole Pethybridge
Sian Mitchell
Riders = 10

Weather:
sunnysunny intervalswindy (fine)
Report:
A last minute change of plan (a common theme in my rides!) due to some very heavy rain showers earlier meant that we decided to stay low and ride an alternative route around the vale. As we missed out on the work out of riding up Chain Hill the pace was kept up and we completed our 21 miles in 1 hour 24 minutes at an average speed of 14.9 mph. Not bad with a headwind in the first half of the ride. The sun shone and all in all it was a lovely evening ride.
Welcome to Ben Mitchell, who had his first ride with Wantage CUK and thank you to Jon for sweeping and Chris and Sian for giving me some relief from the afore mentioned headwind!
Distance:
33.83 km (21.02 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/38278442
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30749742"
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Tue Aug 6th 2019
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4*
Leader:
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

**NO RIDE TONIGHT**

For something a bit different, the regular 4*'ers are joining the OFF ROAD ride.

Feel free to join!
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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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