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Sat Oct 22nd 2011
Saturday afternoon ride from Grove 2*
Leader:
Glen Savegar
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
45-55km (30 - 40 miles) afternoon ride, with a tea stop, at a riding pace of ~18km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.

A good opportunity to sample the autumn gold of the vale before winter takes hold.

A ride taking in the quiet roads and villages west of Wantage, before heading north for tea at Faringdon.

Out- OMH, Letcombe Regis, Letcombe Bassett, Childrey, Sparsholt, Westcot, Kingston Lisle, Uffington, Woolstone, Fernham, Great Coxwell (passing Tythe Barn), Faringdon, (Tea stop).

Return- Fernham, Baulking, Goosey, Denchworth, OMH.

We should be back well before sunset, but please carry lights in case of delays along the way...
Riders:
Adrian West
Catherine Wainwright
Chris Walters
David Bridge
David Smith
Geoff Neill
Gez Cornish
Glen Savegar
Maurice Bawden
Michael Tayler
Neil McColl
Sarah Shackleton
Stephen Quartermain
Steve Swanton
Susan Holdroyd
Ursula Hallam
Riders = 16
Report:
A lovely crisp sunny autumn afternoon, and a very fine turnout. I'd actually under estimated numbers slightly when phoning the cafe on Friday, so a quick call was in order to check they would be ok with 15 of us arriving en masse.

A fabulous day to be out, and a good steady pace saw us arriving at Great Coxwell 30 mins or so before our ETA at Faringdon. A golden opportunity to spend a little time exploring the magnificent 13th Century Tythe Barn.

It was very nice to be sat in the autumn sun at the coffee house, and we were soon served by the friendly staff. Chilly though, and I'm guessing we may well be sat inside on our next ride out....

Post tea and a shorter return on virtually traffic free roads via Baulking and Goosey. Even the A420 crossing was faff free...:)

Arriving back to OMH for about 5.00 (ish), with Chris leading a short 3* style breakaway for our more athletic riders...:)

Thanks everyone for an excellent afternoon...

Glen S
Distance:
57.94 km (36.00 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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