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Tue Jul 25th 2017
Tuesday 2* Evening Ride 2*
John Tranter
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.

Optional stop at The Fox in Denchworth at the end of the ride.

This is a bridging ride at the upper level of the range to allow riders to gauge their pace and gain confidence to step up to the next star level.

Just tweaking the hill count a little after last week - this time we go out through the Letcombes to Holborn Hill and then the more significant challenge of Hackpen Hill. Once we have enjoyed the views from the top, we will also enjoy the swooping descent to the south before switching back on the Seven Barrows road for a gentle run back up to the Ridgeway. A big drop down Blowingstone Hill is followed by the exhilarating technical descent of Kingston Lisle Hill. Then back through Goosey to the pub at Denchworth and/or back to Grove.

20 miles to the pub, 2 more to Grove. A good steady 12mph pace.
Brian Hipwell
Des Higgs
Gareth Smith
Jo Little
John Tranter
Mila Yearley
Phillip Folkes
Robert Treadgold
Roger Postbeschild
Roger Turnbull
Roger Veasey
Steve Joyce
Susie Turnbull
Val Smith
Riders = 14

What a perfect summer evening! A big group as a result and everyone seemed up for a little challenge to head up over the Ridgeway and back. Holborn and Hackpen Hills didn't seem to worry anyone excessively and the return leg up over Seven Barrows was despatched very easily. The big descents of Blowingstone and Kingston Lisle Hills were great fun and then we all headed for home and/or the throbbing Fox at Denchworth (throbbing with morris dancing as far as we could tell...)

Also - three Rogers on one ride. That's got to be a new record!

Thanks to all for your company and for a great ride!
37.01 km (23.00 mi)
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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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