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Tue May 23rd 2017
Tuesday 3* Evening Ride 3*
Leader:
Jon Townsin
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.

This week we're heading out west via Goosey, Hatford and Shellingford to enjoy the show of Hawthorn trees north of Compton Beachamp (they ere a little disappointing on the trial ride!). Back via Uffington and Denchworth. The short climb up to Knighton is the only respite from the otherwise pan flat Vale :)

The distance of 45k over fairly flat terrain should get us back to OMH before 8.30 pm.
Riders:
Adrian West
Barry Stanton
David Talboys
Des Higgs
Eddie Little
Jan McCabe
Jane John
John Groves
Jon Townsin
Joy Arthur
Karl Blake
Mike Cooke
Ursula Hallam
Riders = 13

Weather:
sunny
Report:
An absolutely beautiful evening to go cycling in the Vale ! An evenly matched group set off at a mid - upper 3* pace to cover the 46 kilometres in good time. Traffic was scarce and the roads were enjoyably quiet. Sadly scarce also was the hawthorn showing north of Compton Beachamp :(

Adrian and Des had cycled to the start from home so peeled off mid-ride (but not before the only climb of the evening !). Karl suffered a puncture on the way down from Knighton, which meant we could all enjoy the lovely evening and the pleasant company of the cows!

We picked up the pace on the second half of the ride and everyone seemed to manage the increase with Jane heading the group down the homeward (Denchworth) stretch (clap).

We got back a little later than planned at 8.45 after a very pleasant ride indeed. Thanks to all for enjoying it with me and thanks to Dave for sweeping.
Distance:
46.00 km (28.58 mi)
 
Comment on this ride

1

Written by : Karl Blake

Posted on : May 24, 2017 at 7:15 AM

Thanks for a great ride Jon.
Many thanks to Des for lending me a inner tube after my spare tube failed. 😁

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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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