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Sun May 8th 2016
Blowingstone-White Horse 3*
Leader:
Nick Dunton
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
Uffington
Description:
Now in it's 3rd year of running, this popular but tough 100km audax is organised by CTC Wantage. Note the event is run under Audax UK regulations and there is a [small] fee payable if you want to ride. While we will accept entries on the day, it would help enormously if you can pre-enter via the Audax UK website [see link below], and pay via PayPal. That way, you also receive the route description ahead of time and can prepare, and we can ensure there is enough cake at the finish for everyone!

See http://www.aukweb.com/events/detail/16-588/ for full details.
Riders:
Andy Pixton
Bill Flockton
David Roberts
David Smith
Hugh Falkner
Hugo Pile
John Tranter
Karen Townsin
Louis Hall
Lucia Singer
Mark Irons
Michael Brooke
Nick Stokell
Nicole Pethybridge
Peter Cowan
Richard Pethybridge
Richard Saunders
Robin Tucker
Ron Cutler
Steve Swanton
Ursula Hallam
Vicky Lawson
Riders = 22

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
Again we were blessed with excellent weather, although a gathering breeze slowed some of the later riders.

Sixty-six riders started [only six no-shows]. Only four failed to finish – due to a mix of mechanicals, exhaustion and getting lost [no Wantage riders!].

Tremendous thanks to Clan Talbot [for HQ assistance], Chris Walters and Des Higgs [for manning the Marlborough control], Kath for excellent catering, and Richard Pethybridge who rode the event after putting out most of the tables at the start. Chapeau!

Feedback from riders was unanimously positive: this event certainly helps us showcase Wantage cycling and some of the best countryside the Vale has to offer.

We will be making donations to Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Flexicare from the surplus money.

Mark your calendars for 14 May 2017!
Distance:
107.00 km (66.49 mi)
 
Comment on this ride

1

Written by : Nick Stokell

Posted on : May 10, 2016 at 9:29 PM

Thank you Nick and all your team for great organisation and catering.

2

Written by : Karen Townsin

Posted on : May 12, 2016 at 7:32 AM

A great day Nick. Thanks to all those behind the scenes too who made it happen.

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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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