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Sun Aug 16th 2020
2* Sunday Half Day Ride 2*
Leader:
Jon Townsin
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Half day ride (45-55km / 30-40 miles), with a possible tea stop, at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly. Might be a struggle for new or irregular riders in winter months.

This is a pre-bookable ride. To book your place, text your name and preferred ride to Jon Townsin on 07780 676051 no earlier than 9.00am on the Monday before the ride. You will receive confirmation or be advised that the ride is fully booked. A reserve list will be maintained.
Riders:
Gerry Jones
Jon Townsin
Karen Townsin
Sarah Lewis
Riders = 4

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
Quite a still, warm and slightly muggy day turned out to be perfect for a 2* half day ride. We welcomed new rider Gerry to the group who coped well with the pace and Sarah, on her second club ride also managed well (clap).

It was good to be out cycling in the vale again and we had to make do with a snack at Ashbury as they don't open on Sunday but we made it back in good shape.

Lovely to see so many riders out on the roads and so few cars by comparison !

The road down from Knighton was still very pleasant, in contrast to the similar descent from Kingston Lisle which is cutting up a bit.

Thanks to Karen for sweeping and to Gerry and Sarah for their company.
Distance:
55.00 km (34.18 mi)
 
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30290849"
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Sun Aug 16th 2020
3* Sunday Half Day Ride 3*
Leader:
Eddie Little
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
WMP
Description:
Half -day touring ride (60-70 km/38-45 miles) possible tea stop en route, at a riding pace of 18-22km/h (11-14mph). Not suitable for irregular riders. Climbing almost inevitable.

This is a pre-bookable ride. To book your place, text your name and preferred ride to Jon Townsin on 07780 676051 no earlier than 9.00am on the Monday before the ride. You will receive confirmation or be advised that the ride is fully booked. A reserve list will be maintained.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT I HAVE MOVED THIS RIDE TO SUNDAY 16th AUGUST. RIDE DEPARTS 09:30am FROM WANTAGE MARKET PLACE (hi)


We'll head out of Wantage & make our way to our first climb of the day Hackpen. From this point we'll use the fantastic Sheepdrove road, which will take us down through the Lambourn Valley. We'll ll then have a nice ride along some quiet lanes, ending up in the market town of Hungerford. This is where we'll have our Tea Stop. A nice choice of cafes to choose from. Eliane, The Tutti Pole & Honesty. There is also a nice Bakery which sells excellent pastries & coffees /teas for takeaway, which we could eat on the Common, free choice! Once we are all refreshed, we'll make our way over Hungerford Common, passing through Kintbury & over the Kennet & Avon Canal, Wickham, Boxford & Leckhampstead. We'll then enjoy the wonderful decent of ChainHill, arriving back in Wantage for 13:30 pm.

Ride Distances, 41 mi / 66km. 826m of Climbing.
Route Checked. 11:8:20
Report:
Four of us set off from Wantage Market Place on a warm & cloudy morning. Swapping the ride to this morning was certainly the correct thing to do. As we reached the Letcombe’s Andy warned me of the Red Kite that likes to attack walkers & cyclists. We nervously approached the area where the Red Kite haunts (sweat) fortunately the coast was clear.:| We made our way up to Hackpen where the view from the top was rather hazy. From that point we enjoyed the ups & downs of the beautiful countryside, through to the market town of Hungerford, where we all enjoyed an amazing tea stop at Eliane of Hungerford. Once refreshed, we all set off across Hungerford Common, which is an amazing place for cycling. We passed over the Kennett & Avon Canal, which was fairly busy with narrow boats. Just before Boxford, the ride leader suffered a rear puncture. The second in two weeks:$ This was soon fixed & we made our way towards the decent of the day, the mighty Chain Hill. Where we all enjoyed the wonderful decent back down to Wantage. Thanks to everyone for your company. A really nice group to lead(clap)
Distance:
66.00 km (41.01 mi)
 
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/54140217?privacy_code=L44mUjB0c0dEOKTh"
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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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