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Wed Aug 26th 2020
Wednesday Evening 2* A - CANCELLED 2*
Leader:
Steve Swanton
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
RIDE CANCELLED, in order to balance up the numbers on the other rides.

Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.
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Now on WEDNESDAY - rescheduled from our usual Tuesday evening slot due to the high winds forecast on Tuesday evening.

A classic 2* loop, out via the Hanneys to Steventon and back via East Hendred and Ginge. Some moderate climbs on the return.

This is a pre-bookable 2* ride. To book your place, text your name and preferred ride to Jon Townsin on 07780 676051 no earlier than 9.00am on the Wednesday before the ride. You will receive confirmation or be advised that the ride is fully booked. A reserve list will be maintained.
Details of the ride can be found in the map below.

Please bring lights as the evenings are drawing in and we will be returning along tree-lined roads.
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28228596"
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Wed Aug 26th 2020
Wednesday Evening 2* B 2*
Leader:
Des Higgs
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.
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This is a pre-bookable 2* ride. To book your place, text your name and preferred ride to Jon Townsin on 07780 676051 no earlier than 9.00am on the Wednesday before the ride. You will receive confirmation or be advised that the ride is fully booked. A reserve list will be maintained.
Details of the ride can be found in the map below.
Report:
We had a full complement of riders as Steve Swanton joined us from the other 2* ride. A very enjoyable relaxed ride with no problems. Both Sarah and Gerry are reasonably new to the club and both were very good riders and very good company. Thank you one and all for a great ride and thank you to Steve for being a very good sweep.
Distance:
30.00 km (18.64 mi)
 
Proposed Route: http://ridewithgps.com/trips/5963856"
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Wed Aug 26th 2020
Wednesday Evening 3* A 3*
Leader:
John Tranter
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.
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This is a pre-bookable 3* ride. To book your place, text your name and preferred ride to Jon Townsin on 07780 676051 no earlier than 9.00am on the Wednesday before the ride. You will receive confirmation or be advised that the ride is fully booked. A reserve list will be maintained.

A classic route suitable for this time of year as the nights continue to draw in. Some reasonable climbing rewarded by some swooping descents. it will be fun!

Details of the ride can be found in the map below.
Report:
Compared to the howling gales of 24 hours before, this was a super pleasant evening. After a bit of group shuffling at the start, we ended up with a full complement of six riders and it turned out to be a well-matched group. The climbs of Holborn Hill and Hackpen Hill were dealt with smoothly and we then enjoyed the long descent towards Lambourn before heading for home (with a tailwind) via Seven Barrows and the big drop down Blowingstone Hill.

Thanks to all for great company on a lovely evening.
Distance:
37.01 km (23.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/55056173
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31945783"
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Wed Aug 26th 2020
Wednesday Evening 3* B 3*
Leader:
Katherine Boyce
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
WMP
Description:
Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.
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This is a pre-bookable 3* ride STARTING FROM WANTAGE MARKET PLACE IN FRONT OF MARMALADE. To book your place, text your name and preferred ride to Jon Townsin on 07780 676051 no earlier than 9.00am on the Wednesday before the ride. You will receive confirmation or be advised that the ride is fully booked. A reserve list will be maintained.
Details of the ride can be found in the map below, a bit of scrappy editing, but it will give you the idea of our route to White Horse Hill ;)

PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE LIGHTS AS THE NIGHTS ARE DRAWING IN ALREADY!
Report:
The niggly headwind on the way out was not in the same league as the winds on Tuesday night but reinforced the rightness of postponing last nights ride!

The others very patiently did my pace on undulating springline before setting off at their own paces up White Horse Hill. Lisa made short shrift of her first cycle up the hill. Quick photo at the top and then off again, racing against the sunset. With the wind behind us we were back in Wantage with light to spare (just!)

Great ride thanks all :)
Distance:
34.06 km (21.16 mi)
Ride Details:
https://www.strava.com/activities/3970126029
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29892551"
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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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