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Tue Apr 3rd 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2*
Leader:
John Tranter
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.

A very straightforward classic loop through the Vale to kick off the Tuesday 2* season. Out to Denchworth, along to West Hanney then up what may be the smoothest road in Oxfordshire to Southmoor. A nice gentle glide back down to Charney Bassett, Denchworth again and home.

No hills at all (unless you count the Denchworth railway bridge, which we don't).

16 miles, so should get us back just around sunset. But - lights are essential!
Riders:
Alex Davison
Brian Hipwell
Caroline Yorston
Clare Hazell
David Lynch
Des Higgs
Emma Hazell
James Bosley
Jan McCabe
John Tranter
Karl Blake
Lisa Benn
Michael Tayler
Olivia Pile
Sara Ward
Riders = 15

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
Wow - what a great group and what a lot of people! Clearly, everyone was excited by a rare pleasant evening after a truly terrible Bank Holiday weekend. There was still a fair bit of standing water around the place and an unpleasant amount of potholes, but it was a very nice evening and we had a great ride.

Emma's friend Lorna decided she wasn't feeling too good and left us at Dechworth, but the rest of the group stayed together really well and dealt with a somewhat nagging wind with no problem at all.

Clare's brother James also joined us.

Thanks to all for a great evening!
Distance:
25.75 km (16.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/21798225
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12819041"
Comment on this ride

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Written by : Barry Stanton

Posted on : April 4, 2018 at 6:57 AM

Sorry I couldn't make it .. was looking forward to meeting up with old friends and meeting new one... woke up Tuesday morning with a stinking cold so while you were out enjoying yourselves I was wrapped up in bed with me Lemsip and Eddie my dog.. see you all soon I hope.... hope the Lemsip isn't on Wada list

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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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