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Sun Dec 7th 2014
Mince Pie Ride - 2* 2*
Leader:
Glen Savegar
Start Time:
10:00 am
Start Location:
WMP
Description:
For full details of the event see the "Annual Mince Pie Ride" entry.

The 2* ride will leave after the 3* group at about 10:00 - but please arrive at least 10 minutes beforehand to register.

Ride out with us to the NT car park at White Horse Hill, Uffington, for mince pies and mulled wine.

Our route will leave Wantage market place for the Letcombe villages, Childrey, Sparsholt, and Westcot, before taking the B4507 and the final ascent of Dragon Hill road, with everyone climbing at their own pace, with time to gather breath, and take in the fab views across the vale.

Approx 16.8 km (10.5 miles)
Riders:
Alison Corfield
Barry Gills
Brian Hipwell
Chas Boshell
David Bridge
Derek Boutle
Des Higgs
Glen Savegar
Graeme Larson
Jacquie Boshell
Jane John
John Rushton
John Vandore
Liz Smith
Phil Clarke
Robert Snook
Susie Turnbull
Riders = 17

Weather:
light rain showerssunny intervals
Report:
Another amazing turnout in the market place for this years ride. Sorry if I was unable to capture everyone on the riders list. We seemed to expand in numbers just before setting off, and lost several riding off the front of the group. Please do get in touch via the contacts page if your name is missing from the list !

A nice straightforward ride, initially chilly and overcast, turning to blue skies and sunshine as we approached the White Horse. Well done to everyone for tackling Dragon Hill (many for the first time !). It's a good huff and puff at the best of times, but always rewarding ! :-)

A big thankyou to Des, David, and Brian for their help with the sweeping duties, and to Carin and the team for a magnificent job on the hill serving the minced pies and mulled wine !

Glen S
Distance:
16.90 km (10.50 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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