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Sat Apr 2nd 2016
Saturday Afternoon Ride from Grove 3*
Leader:
Nick Dunton
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

An old favourite. Heading north for an arc round Witney and dipping our cleats into the Windrush and Evenload valleys. A mix of small country lanes and some larger roads where we can stretch our legs. A few hills as we flirt with the fringes of the Cotswolds – plus the climb from Tadpole Bridge to Buckland – but nothing serious. Small section of bridle path. Tea stop at Aston Pottery. 78.4km. Back c. 5.30

Route: Grove, Denchworth, West Hanney, Southmoor, Appleton, Cumnor, Farmoor, Swinford Bridge, Enysham, Cuckoo Lane, East End, Ashford Bridge, Wilcote, Delly End, Hailey, Priest Hill Lane, Crawley, Curbridge, Aston, Great Brook Lane, Tadpole Bridge, Buckland, Charney Bassett, Denchworth, Grove.

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Riders:
Alan Gale
Chris Walters
Jason Jones
John Groves
John Talbot
John Tranter
Matthew Bray
Nick Dunton
Phil Stubbings
Richard Saunders
Riders = 10

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
What a pleasure to ride and not feel cold! Was this the first day of spring cycling? A good turnout with varying degrees of white flesh on display. An uneventful ride with a good pace maintained throughout. A southerly wind was evident on the return leg but didn't hindered us too much. Welcome to Matt on his first CTC Wantage ride. Thanks to Richard and John for sweeping duties.
Distance:
78.40 km (48.72 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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