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Sun Mar 1st 2020
Sunday Shortie 2* 2*
Roger Postbeschild
Start Time:
10:00 am
Start Location:
Sunday Shortie 2 hours at a riding pace of 18 - 20 km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be hilly.
Staying in the Vale to avoid the worst of the, now usual, grotty weekend weather. Kingston Lisle, Fernham, Charney is standard fare but at least it's out!
Coffee options back in Wantage on a Sunday are I am advised, better before 2.30 and Bay Tree Caf�© looks a good option. We should be back around noon.

RIDE IS ON. If anything changes, I will post by 8.30 Sunday morning. Frustrated 3* riders are most welcome but this ride will be at 2* pace. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A STRETCH OF BRIDLEWAY but a road option is available.

Please also note slight CHANGE OF ROUTE to avoid the worst of the floods.
The weather was kind and water levels had dropped from yesterday, the only flooded section being the Shellingford turn on to the A417 but it was below bottom bracket height. Not a drop of rain fell on us and we basked in sunshine!
Ride out to the Kingston Lisle turn was tough into the wind but it eased after that and the run from Fernham to the turn down to Charney caused barely a pedal to be turned!
A select few went into the Bay Tree Cafe, which was heaving due to a large party, a table was free though.
A good steady average of 19kph.
Thanks to Des for sweeping duties.
36.70 km (22.80 mi)
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Start Locations
Wantage Market Place
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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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