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Sat Jun 25th 2011
Saturday afternoon ride from Grove 2*
Leader:
David Wynn (deceased)
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Longer (90 km/55 miles) or shorter (55kms/35miles) morning/afternoon ride, with a tea stop, at a riding pace of ~18km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly. We are hosting a group of visitors (about 12) from Argentan Cycling Club in Normandy, Abingdon's twin town. The ride will be in 3 sections.
1. Leave Rugby Club car park in Lambrick Way, South Abingdon at 10.30 for ride via Peep-o-day Lane, Steventon, Hendreds, Lains Barn to Grove for a picnic lunch at OMH.
2. Leave OMH at 1 p.m. heading west via Childrey, Kingston Lisle, Gt Coxwell to Coleshill Tea Room, returning via Watchfield, Hatford, Denchworth where the ride will divide:
3. Wantage group returning to Grove; Abingdon group returning to Abingdon via Hanneys, Steventon and Drayton, perhaps stopping at the Red Lion..
Riders:
Andy Newell
Brian Hipwell
Chris Walters
David Bridge
David Wynn (deceased)
Des Higgs
Geoff Neill
James Wigmore
Steve Boreham
Steve Swanton
Riders = 10
Report:
An interesting ride with 12 visitors from the Club de Velo D'Argentan (Abingdon's twin town in Normandy) and six less experienced riders from amongst the Abingdon hosts. Two (of the nine) Wantage riders rode on the first leg from Abingdon, the remainder joining at Grove. From there we split into two groups as we were 25 strong. The rain held off although we were faced with a strong head wind as we headed west through pretty downland villages to Coleshill tea rooms (good for the return journey). En route the French visitors took in some tourist spots - a cricket match at Childrey and the great barn at Great Coxwell. An enjoyable and slightly different ride. The full return to Abingdon, with the French visitors stopping off at the Red Lion in Drayton was 59 miles.


Distance:
58.10 km (36.10 mi)
Ride Details:
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/95504183
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Wantage Market Place
OMH
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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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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