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Tue Jun 7th 2016
Tuesday Evening Off-road Ride 2*
Leader:
Robin Tucker
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know. Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any two. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.

Report:
Also, a new rider Tom.

The weather was dry, but with risk of thunder storms.
We took the normal journey out via Crab Hill, and then it was up Lark Hill and right, across to climb up to the Ridgeway in the field by Manor Road.

We headed East, keeping our eye on clouds and hearing the occasional rumble of thunder. We decided not to go south of the Ridgeway as that's where darker clouds lurked and it would make any retreat harder.

So we headed down Jolly Green Giant, and then turned right to climb back to the ridge. Keeping east, we came down at Ginge, which was a great run. Then the Bridge of Doom! All got down safely and some of us had a go at climbing it as well. 3 successes, one failure. I'm not saying who...

We then turned west and back to Wantage and Grove. A few specks of rain could be felt. But, apart from that it stayed dry until we got back and I was able to load a dry and mostly clean bike into my car.

Then, about 5 minutes in to my drive home, all the rain came down! That's what I call good timing!
Distance:
25.75 km (16.00 mi)
 
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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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