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Sun Dec 11th 2011
Annual Mince Pie Ride to White Horse Hill
Leader:
John Tranter
Start Time:
9:45 am
Start Location:
WMP
Description:
Our annual festive ride, which again is in aid of Whizz-Kidz, the children's mobility charity.

Guests and other cycling clubs are very welcome to cycle with us from Wantage Market Place from 10:00 onwards or join us at White Horse Hill NT car park (grid ref SU 293866) from 11:15 to 12:00 for mince pies and mulled wine. All proceeds on the day will go to Whizz kidz.

We shall have on-road rides at 1*, 2* and 3* grades and two off-road rides to choose from - please see separate ride entries for route details (there is an earlier off-road option starting from the Lord Nelson at 9:30). This is a very popular event, so please arrive in good time for registration. There will be a short briefing at 10 am. The 3* ride will set off soon after, the 2* ride 5 mins after that and the 1* at about 10:15.
Riders:
Adrian West
Ben Szulc
David Paine
David Yearley
Derek Boutle
Des Higgs
Eve Thornton
John Tranter
Kevin Fairs
Lou Rose
Mavis Rose
Pat Hurt
Richard Ryan
Steve Boreham
Steve Burr
Wenfeng Yang
Riders = 16
Report:
Well, another amazing success. Records were broken for total numbers of riders attending at the National Trust car park (approx 100) and for money raised by those riders' generous contributions for the Whizz Kidz charity (550).

Many thanks to the leaders of the 5 different rides (another record) and to all who helped out with the other aspects of the day.

Even the weather was about as good as could be expected for the time of year!

The names logged here are those members who were on the hill, who either made their own way there or were not riding for one reason or another.
Comment on this ride

1

Written by : Alasdair Worsley.

Posted on : July 6, 2012 at 11:45 PM

It is so nice to see that the mince pie run my parents and I started many moons ago with clubs some of which gone and others like want age still around. Goes on and still attracts good turnout.

Alasdair with the trike.

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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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