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Sun Dec 6th 2015
Mince Pie Ride - 3* 3*
Leader:
Phil Ward
Start Time:
9:45 am
Start Location:
WMP
Description:
For full details of the event see the "Annual Mince Pie Ride" entry.

The 3* ride will leave at about 9:55 - but please arrive at least 10 minutes beforehand to register.

Ride out with us to the NT car park at White Horse Hill, Uffington, for mince pies and mulled wine.
Riders:
Andy Butcher
David Talboys
Frank Schroer
Iain Kent
John Groves
Joy Arthur
Matt Chambers
Nick Stokell
Nicole Pethybridge
Pam Stokell
Peter Brodie
Peter Cowan
Phil Ward
Richard Pethybridge
Richard Saunders
Simon Payne
Vicky Lawson
Riders = 17

Weather:
windy
Report:
The mass exodus from Wantage proved uneventful thankfully, and the substantial whilst disparate group untangled itself once the first gradients were encountered after the Letcombes. Racier club types were off the leash and a consolidation of smaller groups behind ensued. Block headwind ascents of Hackpen and Dragon Hill were found to be distinctly challenging to those familiar with them and it was with relief that we entered the comparative oasis of calm, aka National Trust Car Park and site of most welcome refreshments.
Chilling in the lighter winds was however a stimulus to get going soon, again in revised formations - my apologies if anybody missed this departure. Cashing in on the tailwind section, we sped effortlessly back via Denchworth for those partaking of lunch, whilst riders were dropped off progressively through Grove and Wantage.
Thanks to all for staying upright, calm & safe in some testing conditions. Please let me know if I've not marked you as riding, in error - believe me, it was somewhat chaotic.
Distance:
42.00 km (26.10 mi)
 
Proposed Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1969387"
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WMP
Wantage Market Place
OMH
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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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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