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Sun Jun 4th 2017
3* Lite Ride 3*
Karen Townsin
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
This is the second in this season's series. The purpose of the 3* lite rides is to give confident 2* riders the chance to try out a 3* ride ride at the lower end of the 3* riding pace. There will be opportunities to experience riding at a faster pace on the flat and to attempt some hills. The atmosphere will be supportive and encouraging and there will be the opportunity to stop for a coffee and a natter at the end.
All welcome.

Today we'll ride a route similar to a 3* Tuesday evening ride that Andy P led a few weeks ago. It's only 40km but there's 490m of climbing, so plenty of opportunities to practise those hills! We will be taking them at a steady pace and stopping at the top.
We ascend the Ridgeway via Court Hill, then wend our way through some pretty West Berkshire villages to climb back up the escarpment before the lovely descent of Chain Hill. Then it's into The Bay Tree Cafe for those who'd like to.
There was a slight chill in the air and therefore the usual arms/no arms discussion took place as 10 riders met at the feet of King Alfred A warm welcome to Clare on her first Cycling UK Wantage ride and hats off to her for choosing a nice hilly one to start with.
It was the first ascent of Court Hill this season for some of us, but we took it at our own pace and were soon flying down the A338 towards Wooley, when a sudden hiss signalled a puncture. Waiting at the monument gave us a chance to take some pictures and have a natter, while the pit-stop team did a remarkably quick tube change.
The tour of West Berkshire continued, including a small deviation in Leckhamstead to take in the Manor House and views over to Hampshire. Then it was on to Hillgreen, Peasmore and another deviation as we decided to take the route back via Brightwalton rather than toil over the lIsleys.
6 of us then retired to The Bay Tree cafe after finishing with the final swoop down Chain Hill, which was as good as ever.
Thanks everyone for an enjoyable ride and to Jon for sweeping duties.
35.00 km (21.75 mi)
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Start Locations
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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