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Tue Sep 30th 2014
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.
Report:
A dry evening right at the end of October?!
Well, not dry in every sense as we did end up at the pub.

Tonight marked the return of Richard A, who seems to enjoy riding more as the conditions get worse.

We went along the canal and up through Letcombe Reigs and Gramps Hill. At the A338 we turned left to the Seven Barrows descent, which was fast but very rutty - a tricky balance. Then climb back up to the RIdgeway and down at Sparsholt Field - another track that is riding fast, but washed away by the summer rains in places.

At the Fox, John bought not only a round of beers, but a portion of chips which tuners out to be enormous and enough for us all to refuel. Thanks John!
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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