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Tue Apr 19th 2016
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
David Smith
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

An old favourite, out over Hackpen Hill, down to Lambourn and back via Seven Barrows, Lingston Lisle, Goosey and Denchworth.

Light still required.
Riders:
Andy Pixton
Chris Walters
David Smith
David Talboys
John Groves
John Tranter
Jon Townsin
Joy Arthur
Karen Froud
Karen Townsin
Mike Cooke
Nicole Pethybridge
Olivia Pile
Richard Kidd
Ruth Fisher
Sara Ward
Ursula Hallam
Riders = 17

Weather:
sunny
Report:
Despite a navigational moment near the start the ride went well and according to plan. A big group, we split in to 2 until we reached the turning to the Letcombes. Holborn and Hackpen Hills were quickly dispatched, but the descent to Lambourn was slower than expected because of a headwind.
The ride along the Seven Barrows road was enjoyable as usual and the descent of Blowing Stone quick!

The group then made good progress back to Grove, with various people dropping off along the way as the neared home.

Thanks to everyone for coming along and making it an enjoyable ride and for Andy Pixton for sweeping.
Distance:
37.40 km (23.24 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/8593738
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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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