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Tue Aug 7th 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Katherine Boyce
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.

At this point in the season, a jaunt into the hilly Downs should be a doddle :O. Please don't remind me of my words as I struggle up the hills!

Coinstrained by all the roadworks around Wantage and Grove, straight into Wantage and up to Brightwalton on the A338, then over to West Ilsley, back to Farnborough and then the glorious swoop down Chain Hill and back to Grove.

The nights are starting to draw in, so please make sure you bring lights.
Report:
A lovely rolling ride tonight. Despite there being a wide range of abilities and a great deal of climbing, the ride kept together really well :)

James managed to get up Manor Hill and the climb to Brightwalton despite a puncture and its reappearance. He decided that having to change his mountain bike tube would cause too much of a delay to the rest of us so chose to sort it out on his own and make his own way back. The rest of us carried on up and down, enjoying the wonderful views. And so we came to the top of Chain Hill and the glorious swoop down to Wantage.

Nick very kindly agreed to lead those returning to Grove, whilst the leader snuck off for an early shower ;) Many thanks to Dave T and Jane for sweeping and to all of you for a really enjoyable, convivial evenings riding.
Distance:
37.00 km (22.99 mi)
Ride Details:
https://www.strava.com/activities/1756979229
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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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