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Thu Mar 7th 2019
Daytime 1* Ride Series 1*
Leader:
Lorna Swanton
Start Time:
10:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Social rides up to 24km (15 miles), usually with a cafe stop, at a riding pace of 13-16km/h (8-10mph). Please check website on the morning of the ride if the weather is poor as it may be cancelled or the start time changed.

Out via Denchworth to Lyford, Charney Basset and Gainfield, hoping to see some March hares along the way. Coffee at Stanford before returning via Park Lane and Asti Equestrian.
Report:
A blustery wind made this more of a challenge than might have been expected, and the leader's puncture 2 minutes from Old Mill Hall delayed the start (a reminder to check tyres regularly, not just for pressure but for thorns etc!). Overall, though, a nice sociable ride with a stop at the excellent Stanford Coffee Shop, and double-quick glide back along smooth Park Lane with the wind at our backs. Huge thanks to Karl, assisted by Roger and Martyn, for mechanical first aid at the start (it takes me MUCH longer than that to replace an inner tube), and thanks to Eddie for sweeping.
Distance:
24.14 km (15.00 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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