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Tue Aug 8th 2017
Tuesday 3* Evening Ride 3*
Leader:
Nicole Pethybridge
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.

A circular route round the Vale taking another chance to scale Dragon Hill and take in the view before the end of summer.

Out through Challow, Sparsholt and Uffington before duelling with the Dragon. Back down, through Woolstone and Balking, Goosey and home.

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of heavy rain we will bypass under White Horse Hill due to the danger of descending in poor conditions.


Fellow leaders please download the route if you can, in case we have high numbers.
Riders:
Alex McGregor
David Smith
David Talboys
Joy Arthur
Mike Cooke
Nicole Pethybridge
Roger Turnbull
Ursula Hallam
Riders = 8

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
Eight riders braved the threat of rain and Dragon Hill on what turned out to be a fairly pleasant evening. We took a less than usual route out to the spring line road keeping a steady pace as we knew what was ahead. Taking the full stretch of the climb from Uffington up to the White Horse we all crested the top in time to see the setting sun and a good backdrop to the view.

A lovely descent and ride back meant we could up the pace and stretch the legs. A good lively bunch and a nice ride without a drop of rain :)
Distance:
38.95 km (24.20 mi)
 
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23861460"
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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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