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Tue Jun 13th 2017
Tuesday 4* Evening Ride 4*
Leader:
Nick Stokell
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Weekly 1.5-2 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). May be hilly.

This is a bridging ride at the lower level of the range to encourage riders who feel ready to move up to the next star level.

Anti-clockwise loop passing through Steventon, Sutton Courtney, Abingdon and Kingston Bagpuize. This is a pretty flat ride and we'll set out at a steady pace of 25 km/h in keeping with the ride's bridging status and try and keep together! It should therefore, mechanicals apart, finish around 2030.
Riders:
Adrian West
Carrie Kembleton
David Smith
David Talboys
Eddie Little
Frank Schroer
Harry Kenyon-Slaney
Hugh Falkner
Jason Jones
Jon Townsin
Louis Hall
Mike Cooke
Nick Stokell
Paul Jarvis
Peter Cowan
Phil Ward
Richard Anstis
Riders = 17

Weather:
sunny
Report:
Record size group I think, appreciating the good weather and flat terrain, so an early decision was taken to split in two - thanks to Phil for leading the other half.

Somewhere en route David got separated (I don't think he was in my half but apologies if he was). One surreal moment when we found Adrian in North Abingdon waiting for us despite him starting in the second group behind us!

The outward roads were a little busy but after Kingston Bagpuize the quiet lanes were appreciated.

Due to operator error on the Garmin there is no record below, but the first group arrived back at Millbrook at 2020 followed a few minutes later by the second. Later - Happy to report this was a genuine Garmin error - file given incorrect date and time, an issue which was resolved when transferring to Strava (see below). Weird that!
Distance:
50.00 km (31.07 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/15333666
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21895456"
Comment on this ride

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Written by : paul jarvis

Posted on : June 14, 2017 at 7:36 AM

You've go done in the clubs history for leading largest 4* ride to date ! No idea how long Adrian was waiting as we found him top of Spring Hill ! He went of the front having taken a short cut ! He must not fancied re joining your group pace must of been to fast ! 😬

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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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