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Tue Oct 3rd 2017
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2*
Leader:
David Yearley
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
WMP
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 - 20 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know. Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any two. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.
Report:
Tonight's ride was a surprise. The tracks were not muddy, but instead provided plenty of grip as we went through the secret single-tracks guided by Robin and Dave B.

From Wantage Market Place we ventured out to Letcombe Regis and then onto climb up to the Ridgeway via Gramp's Hill at Letcome Bassett. Moving eastwards we carried on along the Ridgeway before dropping down the Stileway Road and Hungerford Road to the side of the Harwell Campus.

The route back took us via some craft single-track in the woods, as well as the stinging nettles and mud route to avoid the Bridge of Doom.

In all, about 400 metres of climbing and a very good ride.
Distance:
33.00 km (20.51 mi)
 
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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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