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Tue Apr 28th 2015
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2*
Leader:
Adrian West
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.

This ride will be at the HIGH end of the grade but still within it.

Optional stop at The Fox in Denchworth at the end of the ride.

Leaving OMH we will head out to the Letcombes and then tackle Hackpen Hill.
Do not be put off joining this ride! We will not be sprinting to the top or handing out any polka dot jerseys.
We will however look at climbing in an efficient and comfortable way, so hopefully in the future you can look on hills as a challenge rather than dreading them.

Those who can climb with ease can go for the King of The Mountains if they wish and those who would like to learn how to make climbing more pleasant, can join me up the hill with tips on taking the pain out of ascending.

Once we're at the top we will head down to Sparsholt and Goosey making our way to the pub stop at the Fox at Denchworth.

I plan on leaving my car at the pub and ending the ride there. If you don't want to stop at the pub you can make your own way back to Grove or join other riders as they make their way back.
If you would prefer to have the ride leader escort you back to Old Mill Hall, please let me know in advance so I can park there and make my way back after the pub stop.

This will be a very enjoyable ride with a very friendly and enjoyable social evening at the end so please come along, it will be fun :)
Riders:
Adrian West
Bethany Tranter
Carin Tranter
Caroline Talboys
David Talboys
Des Higgs
Ian Howland
John Tranter
Jon Townsin
Joy Arthur
Maurice Bawden
Richard Pethybridge
Steve Joyce
Riders = 13

Weather:
sunny intervalswindy
Report:
It's been a long while since I lead a ride and it was nice to see so many attend, I hope all enjoyed it.
The riders split into 2 groups straight away for less impact on impatient drivers, but alas the second group still encountered one so I heard.
The ride was at the upper end of speed and ability for a 2* crossing the boundary into an easy 3* ride nicely at times even with a strong headwind.
The plan to help riders up Hackpen Hill didn't happen as the group as a whole were strong climbers with the ride leader being probably the weakest/ heaviest.
Some riders cut out the hill and met us near Childrey where we re-grouped and made our way to Denchworth for the monthly pub stop at the Fox to drink and make merry.

Distance:
28.10 km (17.46 mi)
Ride Details:
https://www.strava.com/activities/294339280
Proposed Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7550716"
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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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