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Tue Jul 9th 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1*
Leader:
Stephanie Haddrell
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Our leisurely and sociable 10-mile club rides are designed specifically with adult newcomers to cycling and youngsters in mind, or those who just want some relaxed and sociable exercise. We cover a distance of about 10 miles at a gentle pace of 8-10 mph, following quiet country lanes and the occasional easy off-road track. We stop regularly to catch our breath, to take in the views and anything that takes our interest along the way. This week we will head out to Sparsholt. A ride of approximately 14 miles with one climb. We will head out via Downsview Road, Badger Drive, Stockham, East Challow, & Childrey to Sparsholt; back via Childrey bridleway to West Challow and Denchworth.
Report:
What a beautiful evening! We started out with just 4 and thankfully picked up Naomi along Brereton Drive. We made a relatively a quick escape to the country out via the new estate the canal footpath and Stockham to the bridleway at East Challow. Here we took a leisurely ride avoiding the pot holes which had caught Martyn out at the weekend, and were treated to a culinary interlude as we learnt from Martyn how to pickle walnuts!
From here we went on to Childrey and Sparsholt Church our original destination.... we then had a brief discussion as to whether we should extend the ride and visit Westcott and come back into Sparsholt via the spring line...being a daring bunch it was decided that going 'off piste' would be fun and so we did! We said a quick Hi to Lizzie as we passed her reputable cafe, and found the road down to Sparsholt Church was very pleasant and in good condition. We returned as planned through Childrey with a stop for chat by the pond and the obligatory 1* selfie... thanks Martyn!
It was then plain sailing through West Challow Denchworth and home.
A lovely evening with great company.
Distance:
16.09 km (10.00 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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