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Sat Oct 27th 2012
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.

For October we will be exploring the quiet minor roads west of Wantage. Autumn colours will be at their finest, so hopefully a little sunshine will be on the menu! :-)

We will head out through the Letcombes before dropping down to Childrey and onto Sparsholt, Westcot, Kingston Lisle, Uffington, Fernham, Coxwells, calling at Faringdon for tea.

Returning by way of Fernham, Baulking, Goosey, and Denchworth. (Approx 50 kms)

Weather forecast looking good but chilly...We will be back well before dusk, but advisable to bring lights and reflectives in case of delays!
Riders:
Brian Hipwell
Chloe Tucker
David Smith
David Yearley
Des Higgs
Glen Savegar
Guy Yeates
John Stamp
Kerry Tucker
Michael Tayler
Mila Yearley
Paul Watson
Richard Delacour
Richard Preece
Richard Saunders
Robin Tucker
Sarah Gilbert
Steve Swanton
Ursula Hallam
Riders = 19

Weather:
sunnycold
Report:
A fine turnout and afternoon. A repeat of a route I have led quite a few times now, so the OS map wasn't really necessary to be honest!...:-)

Once clear of the bustle of Grove and Wantage, we were soon on quiet back roads and enjoying the Autumn colours, with the temperature remaining in single figures due to a brisk Northerly breeze. A brief stop to admire the magnificent Tythe Barn at Great Coxwell before heading onto Faringdon for tea, where the sensible members of the group opted to sit indoors, whilst the remainder of us shivered outside...The sunshine was too nice to resist!...:-)

Returning in good time now assisted by the breeze, we said bye to Des at Fernham, arriving back to Old Mill Hall for just before 5.00pm. It's hard to imagine our next Saturday 2* ride will need lights for the homeward stretch. A warm welcome to Sarah, joining us for her first ride with CTC Wantage!

Thanks everyone, and to Steve for the extra photo's!

Glen S
Distance:
51.00 km (31.69 mi)
 
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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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