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Tue Apr 19th 2016
10 Mile Club 1* 1*
Steve Swanton
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:

Our first ride will follow an out-and-back route via Denchworth to the village of Goosey with its large open green and picturesque church, a total distance of about 8 miles. It can be chilly in the evening shadows along the lanes in April, so an extra warm layer and gloves are recommended.
Bill Flockton
Clare MacPherson
Ellie Goulding
John Stamp
Joshua King
Larry King
Lorna Swanton
Marcia Griffith
Nicky Clark
Sarah Dore
Steve Swanton
Tony Clark
Tony Hetherington
Riders = 13

sunny intervals
A lovely sunny evening and a great turnout for our opening 10-mile club ride of the season. A warm welcome to Nicky, Larry, Josh and Ellie on their first outings with the club, and welcome back to Tony (H) and Claire.

We followed the usual back route of Mary Green path, Waylands Road and Brereton Drive out of Grove to avoid Main Street and cycled out to Denchworth in the sunshine. We stopped by the Fox PH to check that everyone was ok, before continuing on to Goosey, where we stopped for a rest (and photo call) in the middle of the green.

It was decidedly chillier on the way back in the shade but the evening sunshine was beautiful and we cast long shadows onto the road in front of us as we rode back to Denchworth. We stopped again by the pub on the way back to look at the old village cross (it used to be in the centre of the Grove road junction until hit by a lorry and relocated in 1989) and were then pleased to see the village peacock with his three albino peahens walking by.

We were back in Grove by 7:45 before sunset. Well done everyone, we look forward to seeing you again next week.
13.52 km (8.40 mi)
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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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