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Sat Jan 21st 2017
Easy Saturday Afternoon Ride from Grove 1*
John Tranter
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:

A late change of leader - get well soon, Steve! A gentle ride around the Vale with a tea stop at the Bay Tree Cafe in Wantage for our first 1* outing of the New Year. We'll ride through the pretty villages of Denchworth, Lyford, Charney Bassett and Childrey. There will be a few short/gentle ups and a great descent of the Portway into Wantage before our tea stop towards the end of the ride. 16 mile round trip from Grove. Lights recommended for your ride home.
Barry Stanton
Bethany Tranter
Brian Hipwell
Carin Tranter
David Bridge
George Bacharach
Jackie Peck
Jan McCabe
John Hogston
John Tranter
Karl Blake
Linda Walker
Malcolm Peck
Steve Boreham
Tim Parr
Tony Clark
Riders = 16

A VERY cold ride, with a high point at the start of 3 deg C and a low point of zero by the time we finished. On the plus side, it was beautifully sunny and there was no wind.

Great to see such a good turnout once again, with the chance to welcome new riders Malcolm, Jackie, Linda and young George. Also great to welcome back John and Tim after riding with us a few months ago.

The ride was fairly uneventful, although we had to take care on some stretches of icy road. Everyone managed the ride extremely well and various people peeled off to head home as we approached Wantage. We got to the cafe but the consensus view was to give it a miss and get home and warm as the temperature dropped.

Thanks to all for a very enjoyable afternoon out in the Vale!
25.75 km (16.00 mi)
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Written by : Phil Ward

Posted on : January 21, 2017 at 5:50 PM

Well done all, it was a beautiful day to be out but perishing cold (well stood on a hockey touchline it felt that way).


Written by : Karl Blake

Posted on : January 21, 2017 at 8:14 PM

Great ride John, great pictures!

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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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