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Sat Sep 24th 2011
Saturday afternoon ride from Grove 2*
Leader:
David Bridge
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Ride north from Grove between the lakes near Stanton Harcourt. After tea at the Aston Pottery we will return via Buckland and Charney Basset. That's just over 50km.

If the weather is bad I will probably use a shorter route round Faringdon.
Riders:
Adrian West
David Bridge
David Smith
David Yearley
Geoff Neill
John Stamp
John Talbot
John Tranter
Michael Tayler
Mila Yearley
Stephen Quartermain
Steve Swanton
Susan Holdroyd
Ursula Hallam
Riders = 14
Report:
Started with14 riders from Grove setting an early pace of 11mph. This soon rose to 13mph once I found that everyone in the group was reasonably comfortable at that speed. We cycled out to the Rose Revived to stopped and regroup before cycling amongst the lakes by Standlake.We had to make a small change to the route when we found that there was no proper link between Standlake and the Stanton Harcourt road but we were still able to reach Aston Pottery via a back route.

After a 40 minute tea stop we made our way back to Grove via the Great Brook road and Buckland.
Distance:
51.00 km (31.69 mi)
 
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Start Locations
WMP
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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