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Sun Mar 22nd 2015
CTC Oxfordshire - Bicester Explorer Ride 2*
Leader:
Steve Swanton
Start Time:
10:00 am
Start Location:
Bicester Leisure Centre, OX26 2NR
Description:
CTC Oxfordshire's first Explorer Ride of the year, jointly with Oxford City group exploring the quiet roads around Bicester. Option of 32 or 41 miles from Bicester at a steady 2* pace.

Start at 10 am from Bicester Leisure centre or meet us at coffee at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre (9 miles, 11am), where we'll meet City group and then ride together to lunch at the Bull & Butcher at Ludgershall via Poundon, Marsh Gibbon and Grendon Underwood. We'll return to Bicester across Otmoor.

There is plenty of free parking at both Bicester start points. For further information please follow the link below:
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Please let Steve know if you are planning to come to help gauge numbers for lunch.
Riders:
Adrian West
Ellen Lee
Lou Rose
Mavis Rose
Richard Morris
Robin Tucker
Stephen Lee
Steve Swanton
Riders = 8

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
There are occasional days this time of year that provide a welcome foretaste of the long sunny days of summer that (we all hope) lie ahead. Today was such a day, just a lovely sunny clear Spring day to be out the bike.

8 riders gathered at the start by Bicester Leisure Centre, 5 from Wantage and 3 (Mel, Jo and Neil) from Bicester Millenium CC, with whom CTC Oxfordshire is working to put on a programme of accessible social cycle rides from Bicester this year. It was a sunny and fresh morning as we set off westwards out of town towards Bucknell...

Full report and some pictures to come. Thanks to Adrian for route details below.
Distance:
69.20 km (43.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://www.strava.com/activities/272389403
Proposed Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7169651"
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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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