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Tue Aug 2nd 2016
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2*
Leader:
David Smith
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Simple loop around the Vale. Along the Spring Line to Kingston Lisle, Fernham, Gainfield, Denchworth and back to Grove.
Riders:
Adrian West
Andy Belcher
Barry Stanton
David Smith
Des Higgs
Gareth Smith
Jane John
John Tranter
Karl Blake
Mila Yearley
Richard Preece
Simon John
Susie Turnbull
Ursula Hallam
Val Smith
Riders = 15

Weather:
black low cloudcloudy with light rain
Report:
An excellent turnout of 15 riders on a warm and sometimes damp evening. The Spring Line road seemed particularly busy and the undulations seemed to get most people working hard. The new road surface from the Blowingstone pub to the Baulking road were navigated safely this week if at various speeds. A loop around to Fernham and we were soon saying goodbye to Des & Adrian as they made their way home from there.
The dreaded slow puncture was detected by one unlucky rider, but thanks to our chairman’s pumping prowess we all made it back to Grove without changing the tube.
Thanks Richard for sweeping, John for pumping duties and to all for coming along, hope you enjoyed it!
Distance:
38.80 km (24.11 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/10288526
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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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