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Sat Dec 12th 2020
2* Saturday Half Day Ride 2*
Leader:
John Tranter
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Half day ride (45-55km / 30-40 miles), with a 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 a place, text your name to the ride leader no earlier than 9:00am on the Sunday before the ride. You will receive confirmation or be advised that the ride is fully booked. A reserve list will be maintained.

This is a 42 km ride out across the vale to climb the White Horse, enjoy the view and head back to Grove.
Report:
A lovely day for a ride. Perfect visibility and just a little wind from the southwest. It was a nice group, and we set off around the Vale in good spirits. Sadly, from Shellingford to Fernham we found ourselves on something resembling a motorway with ludicrous amounts of traffic in both directions and a very nasty close pass which came very close to being disastrous. It later transpired that the A420 was shut and this was clearly the primary diversion route. So we modified the route to head straight across to Uffington and fortunately peace descended once again. The great Hill loomed (as it does) but everyone tackled it very well and we had a triumphant reunion at the top (plus a few mince pies). The descent was fun and we had a great tailwind assisted return to Grove.

Thanks to all for great company.
Distance:
43.45 km (27.00 mi)
 
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34796565"
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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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