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Sun Nov 17th 2019
Regular Wantage Ride 3*
Leader:
Jo Little
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
WMP
Description:

All-day touring ride (80-100km / 50-65 miles), lunch and possibly tea stop en route, at a riding pace of 18-22km/h (11-14mph). Not suitable for irregular riders. Climbing almost inevitable.

This ride will head from Wantage along the A417 to Childrey, then past Baulking and Fernham and through Watchfield and Highworth before heading out towards roads unknown (by me) going past Kempsford, Paulton and Quenington before stopping for lunch at Lechlade garden centre (62km/38 miles). We then head back on a well known route via Littleworth, Hatford and Stanford , Denchworth and then back to Wantage.
95km/59 miles but a fairly flat (538m elevation) route.

Please note: this route has been changed slightly since originally put on here. We are now cutting off Quenington as it was very flooded when I did my test ride there at the weekend. The distance is now 59 miles, so not much change.
Report:
It was a very cold start to the day (and it didn't warm up all that much either) but we still had a good sized group to start the ride. The floods had vanished from the roads, which made cycling a lot more enjoyable, however many of the fields were still underwater.
We visited some new villages and roads that people hadn't been through before, which made a welcome change - Fairford was especially scenic. The lunch stop at Lechlade garden centre was very welcome and very efficient. The last 20 miles went past quickly and we were soon back in Wantage. A longish ride for this time of year. Thank you to everyone for being such a good humoured group to lead.
Distance:
95.76 km (59.50 mi)
 
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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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