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Tue Jul 5th 2016
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
David Smith
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Out to East Ilsley via Manor Road and Brightwalton. Back via Farnborough and down Chain Hill.
Hilly. Very wet last time!
Riders:
Adam Cavendish
Alex McGregor
Andy Butcher
Andy Pixton
Chris Walters
David Smith
David Talboys
Jane John
Jo Little
John Groves
Jon Townsin
Joy Arthur
Karen Townsin
Katherine Boyce
Mike Cooke
Phil Stubbings
Ursula Hallam
Yvonne Bird
Riders = 18

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
A very good turnout on a lovely evening saw 19 3* riders set off from Old Mill Hall, soon down to 18 as there was a major tyre blowout and a retiree. We made good progress to the foot of Manor Road where the fun begins and the flat roads ended. We climbed, descended and rolled our way through Brightwalton, Peasemore, Stanmore, East & West Ilsley and Farnborough. The final descent of Chain Hill, first time down for a few of us :) was excellent fun. Several people headed off home in various directions from the bottom of Chain Hill, while the rest of the group made its way through the market place and back to Grove.

Thanks for coming along and making it a great ride to lead and many thanks to Jon Townsin for going the extra mile (probably literally) in his role as sweep. ;)
Distance:
45.10 km (28.02 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/9805960
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/4709015"
Comment on this ride

1

Written by : Chris W

Posted on : July 5, 2016 at 10:52 PM

Fantastic ride - thanks for a great lead David!

Ride Filter
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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