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Tue Jul 10th 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2*
Leader:
Jan McCabe
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

The past couple of 2*rides have been flat, so I thought I'd some gentle hills this time, which will be taken at a gentle pace, with plenty of rests to regroup and get our breath!
Flat initially and then climbing up through Sparsholt to Sparshot firs, before returning via the Letcombes
At only 26k (16 miles) it is shorter than the typical 2*, but will be good to tak our time and admire the views from the hills
Riders:
Brian Hipwell
Des Higgs
Douglas Gunn
Jan McCabe
John Hibberd
Kirsty Gunn
Lorna Swanton
Michael Tayler
Paul Bentley
Phillip Folkes
Steve Swanton
Val Smith
Riders = 12

Weather:
sunny
Report:
A lovely sunny evening, and a bit of a breeze meant it wasn’t too hot for our ride.
There were 12 of us including new rider Paul, always great to see new people coming along.
First part of ride was flat out through Denchworth, then a short stretch of A417 before we started out gentle warm up climb to Sparsholt, as we crossed the B road it was possible to see how the road snakes up the hill side towards the radio mast at the top. Climb was gentle at first, then got steeper as we ascended through the trees where it was shady. Everyone managed the climb without any issues, at last I assume they did as I’d postered along at the back on that stretch and everyone seemed recovered and admiring the views by the time I got to the top :) we then enjoyed the descent down hackpen hill before undulating through the Letcombes and returning to grove around 8:15
Distance:
26.00 km (16.16 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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