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Tue Apr 16th 2013
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
Richard Pethybridge
Robin Tucker
Riders = 5

Weather:
clear sky (night)
Report:
A very pleasant evening and we set off to go a bit further than usual.

We went via Crab Hill to the Ridgeway, climbing Goddards Brook then down the other side, and up again - but only 2/3 of the way up the hill before turning left. About here 2 of us had punctures in quick succession - hedge trimmings being the prime suspect.

Then we carried on along the field edge and down a fast track to the road into West Ilsley, where we turned left and slogged back up to the Ridgeway. Our final big descent was the Ginge singletrack - regrettably still in washboard from having dried out with many hoof impressions in the mud. Still, we all retained most of our teeth.

Back to Grove in the dark and starting to get a little cold. A great ride even with the enforced stops!
Distance:
32.19 km (20.00 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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