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Tue Jul 21st 2015
Tuesday Evening Off-road Ride 2*
Leader:
Robin Tucker
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know.

Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any 2. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.
Report:
Another dry evening and the trails are even getting to be a bit dusty. (I"m writing this on the Saturday afterwards between 2 days of heavy rain so that's probably all changing!)

Good to see the return of JD making a total of 5 of us, and DY benefitting from a clean bike and well-adjusted bike thanks to me borrowing it for a test ride :-)

We we up Crab Hill and Lark Hill then crossed to Manor Hill for the climb up to the Ridgeway. Then back East, going down Jolly Green Giant and up again. At this point DY had a puncture in his tubeless tyres again - fixed with a rubber 'anchovy' and a bit of friendly help and CO2.

Having rested a bit, and with user consent, down opposite Betterton and back up to Scutchamer's Knob. This all encouraged us for a final big descent at E Ginge, which is now running brilliantly again.

Then across the fields a bit and back home, ending a relatively long ride just before 9pm.
Distance:
30.58 km (19.00 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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