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Sat Sep 28th 2013
Saturday afternoon ride from Grove 2*
Leader:
Sara Smith
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
39 miles at the slower end of 2* . Route is Letcombes, Hackpen Hill, Lambourn, Faringdon and home. Refueling in Shrivenham.
Riders:
Adrian West
Brian Hipwell
Chris Walters
David Bridge
David Talboys
Des Higgs
John Stamp
Lorna Swanton
Maurice Bawden
Ron Cutler
Sara Smith
Steve Boreham
Steve Joyce
Steve Swanton
Val Smith
Riders = 15

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
After a slightly chaotic start everyone made it up Hackpen Hill. Despite a strong easterly wind we zoomed down into Lambourn (Des managed to get up to 37 mph). A glorious run into Ashbury past Weathercock Hill and Ashdown house slipping into Shrivenham for refueling. Legs aching we managed another two hills (Fernham to the A420 and up to the Faringdon Folly) before returning home.
Distance:
62.76 km (39.00 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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