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Tue May 14th 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Jon Townsin
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.
A flat loop around the vale. Expect this to be at the upper pace range for three star in view of the absence of climbing!
Please bring and use lights.
44km.
Report:
What an evening for a bike ride - well, at least 19 riders, ready for a thrash around the vale thought so !!

We split into two groups, thanks to Kath for leading the second group, and headed off for a beautiful and pacey ride through mainly quiet lanes. Despite me asking several times, no-one seemed to want to go slower, so we completed the ride at the top of 3* pace and got back in good light.

The road closure at the 'Volunteer bridge' caused the only lozenge of cars on the way into Denchford and the 2* group gave us a good target to aim for on the way back to Grove.

The second group arrived five minutes later with no calamities to tell :)

Thanks to Eddie for sweeping the first group and Kath, if you could let me know who swept for you, I'll add them in too.
Distance:
44.00 km (27.34 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/34720610
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29954077"
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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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