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Sun May 13th 2018
Blowingstone-Boomerang 53km Audax 2*
Leader:
Nick Dunton
Start Time:
10:30 am
Start Location:
Village Hall Uffington
Description:
New for this year will be the Blowingstone-Boomerang Audax, a 53km event aimed at those who do not want to tackle the full route. This still includes Blowingstone hill but has considerable less climbing than the main event and is designed to encourage more local riders to participate.

Note the event is run under Audax UK regulations and there is a [small] fee payable if you want to ride. There will not be a led ride. While we hope to be able to accept entries on the day, it would help enormously if you can pre-enter via the Audax UK website, and pay via PayPal. That way, you also receive the route description ahead of time and can prepare, and we can ensure there is enough cake at the finish for everyone!

More details at: https://sites.google.com/site/thamesvalleyaudax/events-in-the-thames-valley-area/blowingstone.
Riders:
Gareth Smith
Hugo Pile
Martyn Wigmore
Nicole Pethybridge
Nigel Hughes
Olivia Pile
Richard Pethybridge
Riders = 7

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
Perfect cycling weather! A reasonable turnout for this new event: 17 entries, all finished safely within the time limit. Good to see some riders trying Audax for the first time. And to see Hugo back on his bike.
Distance:
53.20 km (33.06 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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