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Tue Aug 13th 2013
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
John Talbot
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Long, hilly, quick - or any combination!

Distance 35-45 km (22-28 miles) at a pace of 20-22 km/h (13-14 mph) or slightly faster if flat. May include hard hills.

Old Boar's Hill is tonight's target. Via Steventon, Abingdon and Wootton. Back via the fabulous descent of Fox Hill, Marcham, Garford and West Hanney. Plenty of straight flat sections for some pleasant quick riding plus a challenging climb at halfway. 46km total.
Riders:
Andy Cowan
David Talboys
Hugo Pile
John Talbot
Mark Austin
Peter Cowan
Phil Stubbings
Ursula Hallam
Riders = 8

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
Lovely late summer evening and we missed all the nearby showers! The roads were also very quiet throughout, very little traffic which was good :)

We got the boring bit to Steventon done quickly and then through Abingdon and the seldom cycled road past Dalton Barracks. We tackled Old Boars Hill which was after the long drag up Lamborough Hill through Wootton.

After the climb we were treated to fantastic views of Oxford bathing in golden evening sunshine. The fast descent followed and then it was a quick ride back through Marcham, Garford and West Hanney.

Legs were pretty tired after 44km at 26kph average so there was a half-hearted Denchworth Dash before returning at 8.20pm as the light began to fade.

A very pleasant evening ride (sun)

Distance:
45.90 km (28.52 mi)
Ride Details:
http://ridewithgps.com/trips/1628975
Proposed Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3072329"
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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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