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Sat Aug 22nd 2015
Saturday afternoon ride from Grove 2*
Leader:
Karen Townsin
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Monthly 45-55km (30-40 miles) afternoon ride, with a tea stop, at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly. Might be a struggle for new or irregular riders in winter months.

The plan is to ascend the Ridgeway via Court Hill, then explore the downland villages of Brightwalton and Leckhampstead before stopping for tea at the excellent Saddleback Farm Shop. It's then just a whizz down Chain Hill and back to Grove. This route is undulating throughout, that is the nature and beauty of the downs, so a chance to try out some hills at a comfortable pace with plenty of opportunties to stop and admire the view from the top.
Approx. 43 km (26.5 miles)
Riders:
Alan Delaney
Alex Pethybridge
Brian Hipwell
David Bridge
Jon Townsin
Jonty Ward
Karen Townsin
Lou Rose
Maurice Bawden
Mavis Rose
Nick Portsmouth
Nicole Pethybridge
Phil Ward
Richard Preece
Roger Postbeschild
Roger Turnbull
Sara Ward
Steve Boreham
Susie Turnbull
Riders = 19

Weather:
sunnyhot
Report:
What a fantastic day for a bike ride!! It was great to be out and obviously lots of others thought so too. A dauntingly large group for my first Saturday lead, however, despite the numbers and the terrain, we managed to stay together pretty well.
After the climb out of Letcombe we took a lovely meander through some of my favourite West Berkshire villages. Everyone coped well with the undulations and seemed to enjoy the quiet lanes.
The only slight downside was a painfully slow stop at Saddleback farm shop.
It was great to have Mavis, Lou and Brian join us on route and, welcome back to Alan; hope to see you on another ride soon.

Thanks everyone for a most enjoyable ride.
Distance:
43.00 km (26.72 mi)
Ride Details:
http://ridewithgps.com/trips/6189501
Comment on this ride

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Written by : Phil Ward

Posted on : August 23, 2015 at 8:18 AM

Many thanks Karen, a cracking local route right under our noses.

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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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