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Tue Apr 18th 2017
10-mile Club - 1* Evening Rides Restart 1*
Leader:
Steve Swanton
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Our leisurely and sociable 10-mile club rides are designed specifically with adult newcomers to cycling and youngsters in mind, or those who just want some relaxed and sociable exercise. We cover a distance of about 10 miles at a gentle pace of 8-10 mph, following quiet country lanes and the occasional easy off-road track. We stop regularly to catch our breath, to take in the views and anything that takes our interest along the way.

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.
Riders:
Alvaro Rey
Brian Hipwell
Carin Tranter
Edith Hipwell
Lorna Swanton
Mandy Wassell
Naomi Merritt
Nicky Clark
Sheena Arnold
Steve Boreham
Steve Swanton
Riders = 11

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
A great start to our 1* season with 11 riders on a sunny but chilly evening. Great to see Edith, Mandy, Nicky and Sheena out again. We enjoyed a nice gentle ride out to Goosey and stopped for a rest by the small picturesque church on the corner of the village green. Several riders took the opportunity to take in the view of the Downs from the back of the churchyard.
We returned by the same route in glorious late evening sunshine with the setting sun casting long shadows in front of us as we rode home. Lovely.
Thanks everyone for coming and see you next week.
Distance:
13.52 km (8.40 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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