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Sat Aug 3rd 2002
Saturday Ride from Grove
Leader:
Edith Hipwell
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
GMS
Description:
There will be shorter and longer (and faster) options on offer. Edith is leading the faster group.
Riders:
Alan Jones (dec)
Amanda Seddon
David Newnham
Diane Stuckey
Gareth Leach
Grahame Hambleton
Helen Dorsett
James Leach
Jane Bruffell
Marion Jones
Mavis Rose
Nadja Rathges
Neil Warner
Nigel Stuckey
Richard Divall
Richard Jenkinson
Stephen Quartermain
Steve Bruffell
Riders = 18
Report:
Unfortunately Edith could not lead the ride and there were a few last minute changes. 18 riders met which included two new riders, so a hearty welcome to Nadja and Grahame.

We rode around the valley out to Shrivenham via Fernham and Longcot then back to The Tea Pot at Britchcombe Farm under the white Horse via Bourton and Hinton Parva.

Scrumptious scones and delicious homemade raspberry jam at Britchcombe Farm. The rain was falling over the areas we had been through but our luck held and we had some glorious sunshine for the tea stop.

The ride split after the stop, with seven charging up Blowingstone Hill, and the rest went back to Grove via Kingston Lisle and Uffington.

Steve B, Steve Q, Mavis, Amanda, Richard,Dave and James went up the hill. Amanda has now used all her gears on her new Cannondale! James, I understand, got to the top first!! From the Ridgeway we dropped down to the Lambourn road, and returned via Sparsholt Hill (in the rain) and New Road to the A417. As always seems to happen to me I lost half my Peleton. Three to Wantage directly and one to Stanford in the Vale so there were only three of us back in Grove. We covered 41 miles, but were back home before the thunder and lighning.

Steve B
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WMP
Wantage Market Place
OMH
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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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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