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Tue Nov 6th 2012
Tuesday Evening Off-Road Ride 2*
Leader:
Robin Tucker
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know.

Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any 2. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.
Riders:
David Brown
David Yearley
Richard Anstis
Robin Tucker
Riders = 4
Report:
A pub night, so we headed generally westward rather than east. First, to Wantage and it was clear straight away that the trails were very slippery indeed. Then up by Goddards Brook, left up to the RIdgeway and back on ourselves past Baron Wantage. We then headed west and then down to Letcombes Bassett and Regis.

We tried an unfamiliar bit of trail between there and the B4507, but it was just as muddy and slippery as the rest. And going down Cornhill Lane, I think all of us slipped off at some point. I certainly put one foot into a deep muddy puddle.

After that, we were on the road, and with beer in mind we dialled in our energy reserves and went into peloton mode for the few miles to Denchworth and the Fox.
Distance:
27.36 km (17.00 mi)
 
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Start Locations
WMP
Wantage Market Place
OMH
Old Mill Hall, Grove
Categories
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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