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Tue Sep 16th 2014
Tuesday Evening Off-road 'Taster' Ride 2*
Leader:
Robin Tucker
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
A shorter, easier off-road ride to give you a chance to try it out or re-introduce yourself gently, before it gets darker and wetter.

The tracks we will use are all ones that you can take at your own speed. If you wish, I and the other experienced off-roaders can give you some tips on how to handle the various ruts and ups and downs.

Ride will be 8 to 12 miles, mostly off-road. We'll start along Crab Hill to 'The Nelson' in Wantage. Then along to West Lockinge and up the gently sloped hill along Goddard's Brook. Here we will keep climbing as long as we all want to, also providing a good chance to observe the track for the way down. We'll return the same way, but may follow the road and cycle path instead of Crab Hill.

This ride should suit any mountain bike, or, as long as the weather is not too bad, a tourer, cyclocross or hybrid bike with some knobbles on the tyres. We'll aim to complete the off-road sections before it gets dark, but please bring basic lights for the journey home.

If wet, in hall ;-)
Riders:
Brian Hipwell
David Brown
David Paine
David Talboys
Ellie Paine
John Davies
Joy Arthur
Mark Austin
Robin Tucker
Riders = 9

Weather:
white cloudcloudy (night)
Report:
Another dry evening, and another very pleasant ride up to (nearly) the Ridgeway.

Some format as last week, and 9 people to enjoy it. On the way back, with a bit of light-lending, were were able to stay off-road and retrace our way along Crab Hill.

This gave a proper night-time off-road end to the ride, and a few new people now understand why some of us are so keen on this!
Distance:
16.09 km (10.00 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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