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Tue Sep 8th 2020
Tuesday Evening 2* A 2*
Leader:
Stephanie Haddrell
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:
A beautiful evening for the last ride of the season with great friends! Out to the Letcombes, and Childrey and home via Goosey and Denchworth. A quick sprint around the vale!
Distance:
22.53 km (14.00 mi)
 
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33514607"
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Tue Sep 8th 2020
Tuesday Evening 2* B 2*
Leader:
John Tranter
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.

A nice mellow loop around the north Vale. Featuring a footbridge over the A420 and the lovely villages of Longworth and Hinton Waldrist. Just on 17 miles. Details of the ride can be found in the map below.

PLEASE BRING LIGHTS - THIS IS OUR LAST TUESDAY OF THE SEASON AND IT WILL GET DARK QUICKLY!
Report:
Another perfect evening! we enjoyed a nice loop around the north of the Vale, with tantalising glimpses of side roads to explore another time, when chasing the sunset is less of a priority.

A lovely sunset and back to Grove just as it was getting properly dark.

Thanks to all for your company - a great group for the last ride of the Tuesday road series.
Distance:
28.97 km (18.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/55841893
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33514530"
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Tue Sep 8th 2020
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2*
Leader:
Robin Tucker
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
WMP
Description:
NB: Wantage Market Place start from September.
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres required and good lights when it gets dark ('get you home lights' in spring/autumn).
We are keen to welcome new riders and can make recommendations or have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know. Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any two. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.
Report:
A very pleasant evening, with a bit of wind coming from the west so that's where we headed first - on the track behind the sports centre to Letcombe and up the hill fort track.

Then David Brown had the plan to take us over to Fawley (the one without the oil refinery) and I'm glad to say the track was a lot less muddy than the last time he led me that way (pre-lockdown last winter!) We then headed northeast, almost to Farnborough (the one without the air show) and made our big descent on Jolly Green Giant followed by Goodards Brook.

As my wife had taken the car to IKEA (we've downsized to one) I had to ride home to Abingdon, but on a fine evening such as this, a few extra miles on top of the 15 that everyone else did were no bad thing.
Distance:
24.14 km (15.00 mi)
 
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Tue Sep 8th 2020
Tuesday Evening 3* A 3*
Leader:
Jan McCabe
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.
Details of the ride can be found in the map below.
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31836121"
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Tue Sep 8th 2020
Tuesday Evening 3* B 3*
Leader:
Katherine Boyce
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
WMP
Description:
Testing.
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. 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 (Ignore starting point on map, we are starting from Wantage Market Place). PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE LIGHTS AS WE WILL BE CYCLING IN TWILIGHT TOWARDS THE END
Report:
And then it was the last ride of the evening season!!!! Another brisk and business like trot taking in a few minor hills and the flat vale to ensure we were home before the light ran out.

Pity the patching of Fawler Hill is already showing where it will part and the approach from either direction is interesting to say the least :(

It's been a fun 6 weeks trying to get as many rides in as possible.

Many thanks to Jon Townsin for all the work he has put into making this work.
Distance:
29.03 km (18.04 mi)
Ride Details:
https://www.strava.com/activities/4031731510
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31945844"
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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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