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Sun Jan 19th 2003
Regular Wantage Ride
Jan McCabe
Start Time:
10:00 am
Start Location:
Includes lunchtime pub stop. Lights recommended
Alan Jones (dec)
Amanda Seddon
Andrew Moore
Barry Eastwood
David Newnham
Derek Boutle
Des Higgs
Eve Thornton
Gary Woodhead
Jan McCabe
Jane Bruffell
Jon Seddon
Kevin Fairs
Laurent Chambard
Mavis Rose
Rex Belcher
Richard Divall
Richard Jenkinson
Steve Bruffell
Steve Swanton
Sue King
Teresa Belcher
Riders = 22
It had been raining heavily on Saturday night, and was still raining when I got up on Sunday morning, so I was wondering how many people we would get out on this damp January day. Looking back I see we had 9 people on the January ride last year and 11 the year before, so I was slightly surprised when people kept turning up, by the time Sue and Mavis arrived the rain had stopped and we totalled 22. I was begining to wish I'd notified the pub that we'd be coming for lunch!!

We hadn't even got as far as Hanney when I heard a sudden hissing from my front tyre, so I handed the map to Kevin who continued to lead the ride(Thanks Kev), With Steve's help my pucture was quickly fixed, and along with Laurent and Richard who had also waited we started the chase to catch the main group, we rode at a fast pace (at least I thought it was!) through Haney, Fyfield, Appleton and Farnmoor, before eventually catching the others up the far side of Eynsham, we continued through Church Hanborough and down the muddy lane to Freeland and eventually up the hill into North Leigh, due the large numbers out, half of us ate at the Woodcutter, and the rest continued to the Saddlers Arms in New Yatt where excellent roast dinners where enjoyed. We continued after lunch via Crawley, Curbridge, Bampton and Buckland. By now Richard was starting to think of cakes and coffee at the museum so made a move to the front and set the pace. We arrived at the museum having completed 50 miles and as we were locking our bikes it began to rain, perfect timing!!

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Wantage Market Place
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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.
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4* - Suitable for athletic riders who can ride safely above the 3* standard. Quick rides for the fit.
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