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Sun Dec 14th 2003
Mince Pie Ride to White Horse Hill
Leader:
Nigel Stuckey
Start Time:
10:00 am
Start Location:
WMP
Description:
Ride from Wantage at 10:00 or join us at White Horse Hill NT car park (Grid Ref 293866) from 11:15am for mince pies & mulled wine. Proceeds to Whizz Kidz, the childrens mobility charity. Followed by lunch at a local hostelry (booking essential). Please contact Nigel to order mince pies or Steve (who is leading the ride) to book lunch before 11 Dec.
Riders:
Alice Robson
Andrew Moore
Angela Douglas (dec)
Ann Furtado
Barry Eastwood
Brian Hipwell
Brigitte Hickman
David Fox
Derek Boutle
Des Higgs
Diane Stuckey
Edith Hipwell
Eve Thornton
Gary Woodhead
Gesine Hermann
Ginny Henderson
Heather Harwood
Jackie Holding
James Dawton
Jan McCabe
Jane Bruffell
John Gordon
John Holding
Judi Boutle
Kevin Fairs
Kevin Hickman
Liz Russell
Marion Jones
Matthew Guy
Mavis Rose
Mel Roberts
Nick Stokell
Nigel Stuckey
Norman Trevatt
Pat Hurt
Philip Thornton-Evison
Rex Belcher
Richard Divall
Richard Jenkinson
Robert Shaw
Robert Wyatt
Roger Payn
Steve Bruffell
Steve Swanton
Stuart Booth
Sue King
Teresa Belcher
Tony Pink
Vera Friend
Wenfeng Yang
Riders = 50
Report:
A gorgeous day saw a record turnout for a Wantage event. 27 rode from Wantage (in two groups)and we were joined on route by 3 from Lambourn and others on the climb of White Horse Hill. We welcomed newcomer John plus Stuart, Tony and David on their yearly Mince pie visit and it was good to see Gesine on a weekend visit from Sussex.
The route took us through the Letcombes for a warm-up on Holborn Hill before descending into Childrey to follow the lower road through the spiringline villages to Westcot. Running late, it was decided not to descend to Uffington but to continue straight to White Horse Hill.
Nick and Ginny led the first group 'over the top' and the car park was already busy with cyclists on our arrival. Swindon section (joining us for the first time)had arrived soon after Diane and Nigel, who brought all the goodies. Excellent mulled wine and mince pies were consumed amid lively conversation in the warm winter sunshine. For once the brazier went almost unnoticed.
Almost too soon, it was time to continue to The True Heart for lunch. The pub coped admirably with 40 of us, and the meal was, as usual, excellent.
It rained during lunch and for the first few miles of the return, but fortunately our route through the Vale (via Bourton, Shrivenham and Fernham) seemed to take us out of the weather and back into the sunshine. With West Oxon and other riders peeling off at various points along the way it was a small band that returned to Diane and Nigel's to help polish off the mulled wine.
Overall, at least 75 participated and we raised
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WMP
Wantage Market Place
OMH
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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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.
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