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Sat Oct 27th 2001
A bit of rough
Leader:
Pat Hurt
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
WMP
Description:
All MTBers welcome
Riders:
Alan Jones (dec)
Alice Johnson
Alvaro Rey
Angela Bell
Chris Mallinson
Des Higgs
Glen Paterson (deceased)
Jan McCabe
Julian Gough
Kevin Fairs
Pat Hurt
Phil Jennings
Steve Swanton
Riders = 13
Report:
13 riders on a gorgeous sunny and mild afternoon. It was muddy, very muddy in places, but great fun. Pat took us South, climbing to the Ridgeway from Betterton then a nice descent to World's End. We then followed Old Road all the way to Chievely. It was slow going along the muddy tracks, traction was at a premium in places, with a lot of going sideways. Alan got in plenty of practise at falling over gracefully. " It's all part of the plan!", he said "I've got this mountain bike book that says the first thing you have to do is learn to fall over"... Eventually we reached Chievely and turned left to Hermitage for tea at the garden centre (which we didn't reach til nearly 4). Due to the late time, the return trip was on-road back through Chievely, Downend, Peasmore and Lilley as far as the top of Chain Hill. But then for the final descent we turned down into the grassy field and zoomed down to the gallops, eventually emerging at West Lockinge at dusk.
Angela and Alice came as far as World's End before heading up to Scutchamer knob for a more leisurely ride home. Good to have Julian out on a Wantage ride for the first time and to see Phil again.
Thanks Pat, another good'un.
Steve S.
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Wantage Market Place
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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.
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