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Sat Feb 21st 2015
Easy Saturday afternoon ride from Grove 1*
Steve Boreham
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
Monthly 16-32km (10-20 miles) family and social afternoon rides, usually with a tea stop, at a riding pace of 13-16km/h (8-10mph). Occasional short or gentle climbs.
This month we will head out via Denchworth, to Goosey, Baulking, Fernham, Shellingford, Hatford, before tea at Standford in the Vale (trying out a new tea venue!). Then the shorter hop back via Park Lane and Denchworth.

Sunshine on order
Adrian West
Andy Belcher
Barbara Lambers
Bethany Tranter
Brian Hipwell
Carin Tranter
Carrie Kembleton
David Bridge
John Stamp
John Tranter
Lorna Swanton
Nick Portsmouth
Richard Kembleton
Simon Payne
Steve Boreham
Steve Swanton
Vicky Fox
Vyvyan Hazell
Riders = 18

sunny intervals
Wonderful turn out of 18 riders (plus buggy with "new model" in tow). For safety and "management" reasons, it was decided to split into two groups of 9. John Tr very kindly taking up the mantle to lead the second group.
Nice sunny day, although maybe a bit cold (On typing this the next day it is cold wet and miserable so turns out we picked the right day!)
At the start, had to phone ahead to the Huddle, a new tea stop, to advise numbers & ETA. Lady at the café was pleasantly "shocked" when I said how many riders...
From the front group, Steve & Lorna took short cut to the tea stop, the rest of us, leader has to confess, were pushing the 1* remit a little, (route extended slightly via Uffington due to a closed bridge) in order not to get to the café too late, taking a short cut to Stanford to save time (leader worried café would want to close!). Turns out the second group pushed the pace as well for the same reason.
Nice long tea stop, an excellent new venue. Some riders left first to get back, the remaining 11 or so of us doing the short 5 or 6 mile route back, definitely at true one star pace!
Thank you everybody for a great ride, to John Tr for leading as well, and to the backmarkers - stirling efforts all round.
33.80 km (21.00 mi)
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Start Locations
Wantage Market Place
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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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