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Tue Sep 6th 2016
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Paul Jarvis
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:

Sunday update: ride leading solved - many thanks to Paul Jarvis and Andy Cowan for coming to the rescue!
It felt like the season final ride should be hilly even though I'm not the fastest climber ! ***No one gets dropped ****
If your unsure about the amount of climbing please consider joining Johns 2* ride I have included an option to reduce length !
We will head through Wantage, up Chain Hill re -grouping at the top to catch our breath, taking a right turn descending to join the A338, heading back towards Wantage at the top of Manor Hill we take a sneaky left turn descending Court Hill, through to Letcombe Regis , towards wantage, grove and home
Andy Cowan
Jane John
Kirsten Smith
Martin Purling
Mike Cooke
Paul Jarvis
Susie Turnbull
Yvonne Bird
Riders = 8
A somewhat depleted group of eight due to many on holiday and some put off by climbing Chain Hill
The challenge was picked up by four gallant lady riders who in there own words were Chain Hill Virgins,but no longer!
Once the climb was dispatched we enjoyed a fast descent through 9 Acre Woods joining the A338 rolling to the top of Manor Hill in good time.Photos to follow
We descended Court Hill through Letcombe Regis heading back through Wantage to Grove where we said cheerio to Mike and Martin who split off for home.
A sense of achievement was had by those who climbed Chain for the first time showing girl power and putting others to shame !
A big thanks to Andy for an excellent job sweeping
32.20 km (20.01 mi)
Comment on this ride


Written by : Katherine and Andy

Posted on : September 6, 2016 at 10:19 PM

Thanks Paul and Andy, looks as if you had an awesome last 3* of the season. Great route, will have to remember that one ;)


Written by : Jane John

Posted on : September 7, 2016 at 10:06 PM

Thank you to the 4* boys, Paul and Andy, for a really enjoyable, pacy final Tuesday evening 3* ride. Great to have a bit of a challenge!

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Start Locations
Wantage Market Place
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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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