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Tue Jul 4th 2017
Tuesday 2* Evening Ride 2*
Leader:
Karen Townsin
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.

'Not likely to be very hilly.'
Well how about one hill? Kath planned the ascent of White Horse Hill for last month, but the weather was against us and the ride was cancelled, so with another month of riding in our legs, let's have another go. A pretty much flat ride apart from the large bump in the middle. This hill is achievable and the view from the top will be well worth it.
Out through Challow, then metalled bridleway to Childrey, on to Westcot and the Spring line before the ascent, then home through Woolstone, Baulking and Denchworth.
Report:
What a fantastic evening to be on the top of White Horse Hill. Just stunning. For many of us it was the first time this year; it was good to be reminded of what a challenge this climb is. However, everyone made it and there were smiles all round as we took in the glorious views and chatted to the 3* riders.
Then, as we swooped down the hill the view back up to the white horse, positively shimmering in the sunlight, afforded more photo opportunities.

Thanks all for a simply glorious mid-Summer evening ride.
Distance:
32.00 km (19.88 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/15821652
Comment on this ride

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Written by : John Hibberd

Posted on : July 5, 2017 at 6:08 PM

Brilliant ride out thanks to all!

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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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