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Sun Jul 1st 2018
Easy on a Sunday morning Off Road Ride 2*
Leader:
Robin Tucker
Start Time:
10:00 am
Start Location:
WMP
Description:
Regular off-road rides for 2018 we are toning these down and keeping them closer to Wantage.

Free parking at The Beacon, and meet at Wantage Market Place, by King Alfred.

The rides will be 15-20 miles, on quiet local tracks through the woods, and maybe up to the Ridgeway. Pace equivalent to 2*, best on a mountain bike, but a cyclocross bike and if dry a robust hybrid will be fine. Call/email Robin if you would like to know more.
Riders:
Barry Baker
Clare Hazell
David Lynch
Eddie Little
Robin Tucker
Riders = 5

Weather:
sunny
Report:
Feelin' hot hot hot!
That was the weather for today's ride and we kept the pace low and looked for shade at every place we could for a drink break.

Our route up to the Ridgeway was up Lark Hill, then along the gallops and through Bitham Wood with a final climb past the monument to Baron Wantage. Then we headed west along the top of the ridge, soaking in the sun and the views.

When we got to Sparsholt Field we turned right and down the entertaining track, washed out in a few places. Then it was a road section to Childrey and along the canal to Grove.

Clare peeled off at this point, and the remainder of us took the cyclepath back to Wantage, and started looking for a cold drink!
Distance:
28.97 km (18.00 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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