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Tue May 8th 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Nick Dunton
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

A scenic trip to Didcot and the NR5 cycle-path behind the power station. Most of the route is fully surfaced and fine for road bikes. However, we’ll also take the cycle path between Ginge and East Hendred which is rough in places. Fairly flat route of 46.7km, so aiming for a reasonable pace. Note: in places this route uses busier roads than the majority of our rides, so best to avoid if you dislike riding in traffic. Please bring lights in case of unexpected delays.

Lains Barn Lane, East Lockinge, Ginge, Hendreds, Featherbed Lane, Harwell, Didcot, NR5, Sutton Courtenay, Drayton, Steventon, Hanneys, Denchworth, Grove
Report:
A very select group tonight. Perhaps the delights of Didcot weren’t sufficiently attractive. No matter – it was a very evenly balanced bunch and a doddle to lead. Despite the warnings, traffic was quiet throughout the ride. Even the transit of Didcot went smoothly. The temperature seemed to drop a few degrees during the ride and several of us felt distinctly underdressed. The setting sun also caused problems – maybe I’ll reverse the route next time. The highlight of the evening was the illumination of Joy’s ‘ride-the-night’ pink spoke lights. Thanks to Andy for sweeping.
Distance:
46.90 km (29.14 mi)
 
Proposed Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7948640"
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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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