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Tue Aug 27th 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.

Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.

A nice mellow ride this evening, just enough to work up an appetite for the pub. North via Denchworth and Charney Bassett, crossing the A420 on the Southmoor bridge, then a nice meander round the back of Longworth to a beautiful hidden corner with a manor house and a church, well surfaced brldleway to Hinton Waldrist, then back via Pusey, Stanford and Park Lane to the pub.

17 miles to the pub and 20 miles in total. No hills!
Report:
It's always a but sad when the realisation sinks in that the nights are drawing in and the Tuesday evening season has to also draw to a close. Only one more left! But it was great to see such a good group enjoying this lovely summer evening.

It was a mellow and pleasant ride. It is always a pleasure to ride through Longworth and reveal the beauty lurking at the back with the church and the manor house. Then the bridleway was very rideable to Hinton Waldrist and that's another lovely village too. After that it was just a case of bashing back to the Fox for the usual pub convivialities.

Thanks to all for great company.
Distance:
32.19 km (20.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/39159595
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30889160"
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Tue Aug 27th 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.

Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.
Riders:
David Brown
David Yearley
John Davies
Robin Tucker
Riders = 4
Report:
Distance:
32.40 km (20.13 mi)
 
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Tue Aug 27th 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.
A shortened tour of the Vale, out via the Letcombes, Hackpen Hill, down to Sparsholt, back via Uffington, through Goosey with optional stop at The Fox, or back to Grove.
Remember your lights, sunset is 20.04

Secondary ride leader is Yvonne Bird

Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.
Report:
A lovely sunny evening, and as always with my rides a slight detour from the planned route! With a group of 15 we split into two with Yvonne leading the second group. A lovely ride up Hackpen Hill with a glorious swoop down from Sparsholt Firs to Sparsholt. From Kingston Lisle it was a very enjoyable down hill all the way to The Fox at Denchworth.
Thank you to Yvonne for being my second leader, Jo and Kath for sweeping.
Distance:
0.00 km (0.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/39231943
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30905629"
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Written by : Nick Dunton

Posted on : August 29, 2019 at 10:11 PM

Don’t forget me ...

Tue Aug 27th 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.

Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.
Due to last minute changes, route will appear later this afternoon.

A shorter flatter route this week of around 48km. Heading out towards Southmoor, Charney Bassett, Hatford we will reach the spring line briefly via Compton Beauchamp, before heading back to the Fox at Denchworth, where the ride will end.
Lights advisable.
Riders:
Graeme Dowson
Jason Jones
Louis Hall
Paul Jarvis
Pete Wrench
Riders = 5

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
A pleasant flattish ride around the vale, with great company. Finishing at the Fox for a pint. (beer)
Distance:
48.00 km (29.83 mi)
 
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30958605"
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Tue Aug 27th 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride
Leader:
Roger Postbeschild
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.
Simple loop up through Charney Bassett with a section of track back to Denchworth for the pub stop at The Fox, where the lead ride will terminate.
I have ridden the route and the track section is quite rough and would suit mountain or hybrid bikes best. Gravel bike was fine.
There is an option to get to Denchworth on tarmac and those with skinnier tyres may think this wise.
PLEASE BRING LIGHTS.
Riders:
Jan McCabe
Lorna Swanton
Naomi Merritt
Paul McCabe
Roger Postbeschild
Steve Boreham
Riders = 6
Report:
A lovely warm evening, a nice bit of off-road track, great company and a pub stop. What more could you want?
Slight deviation from the route and we were first to the pub!
Distance:
19.00 km (11.81 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30191277
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30191277"
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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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