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Sat Nov 30th 2019
3* Fifth Saturday Special 2*
Leader:
Richard Pethybridge
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
Honesty Cafe, Greenham, RG19 6HW
Description:
Hi everyone. In the good tradition of 5th Saturday rides I plan to run this one away from our normal hunting grounds of the Vale. The start will be at the Honesty at the Base cafe, address Communications Rd, Greenham Business Park, Thatcham RG19 6HW. This is on the south side of Greenham Common, not the control tower side! The cafe is open on Saturdays from 0800-1700, so early arrivals can get a coffee if required. The route is an exploration of the lanes to the south of Newbury through north Hampshire. We'll just stop for lunch (at Cobbs Farm Shop in Headbourne Worthy, slightly over halfway) due to the shortage of daylight. However, the cafe should still be open when we get back for a quick caffeine injection!
If you are planning to ride please let me know - email or text to 07875 456521 - so that I can give the cafe a call with expected numbers.
Report:
Well, that was a cold one! Congratulations to the five stalwarts who joined me for what turned out to be a lovely but very cold ride through the lanes of Hampshire. As one stage, as we descended at speed, into wind, through swathes of ice melting from the trees above us, the windchill factor was -10 deg C! Thankfully the sun did come out after the first couple of hours, and even its weak rays made an amazing difference.
Lunch was very tasty at Cobbs', albeit slightly delayed by a busy cafe and the leader's failure to book ahead, but it gave everyone the opportunity to warm up. A decent hill immediately after the restart gave everyone the chance to recover from the cold shock of stepping back outside, as did the long climb up and over to Highclere. We returned to the start just as darkness was falling, content but looking forward to being back inside!
Thanks to all who made it such an enjoyable ride.
Distance:
97.37 km (60.50 mi)
 
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31520371"
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Wantage Market Place
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Old Mill Hall, Grove
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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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