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Tue Apr 3rd 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Jon Townsin
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.
A gentle start to the new season taking account of available light and (potentially) untested legs!

N.B. Due to a poor road surface, we'll omit the descent into Sparsholt and go via Childrey instead.
Please see amended route...

We'll head out to Hackpen Hill, for the only climb of the ride, via the Letcombes and down into Sparsholt. from there we stay in the vale, taking in Kingston Lisle, Uffington, Goosey before returning home via Denchworth.

A shortish ride of c. 35k will get us home between Sunset and sun down. Although the sun will (hopefully) provide light, please make sure you bring your own!
A brilliant turnout to the new Tuesday evening season with 17 riders opting to brave the wind and (potential) showers to set the season off to a great start.

Thanks to Karen for leading the second (almost mandatory) group and to Paul and kath for sweeping.

The potholes and various road closures complicated an otherwise simple route and the wind did it's level best to make the outward part of the journey quite testing (at least for me!). The return leg saw the pace speed up but also meant that a puncture for Eddie created a split in the group for a time. Thanks to Andy for accompanying me back to the stricken group.

On the way back we were passed by the Karen's group which encouraged a concerted effort to catch up - which we did - just!

The two groups merged for the last few kilometres arriving back to Grove a little after 20.00.

I was impressed that the number of lights and fluorescent clothing meant that although the various delays got us back after sundown, we were highly visible to all other road users!
32.50 km (20.19 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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