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Tue Jul 16th 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1*
Leader:
Steve Boreham
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.

Gentle figure of 8 - via Denchworth to Goosey, then across to West Hanney, before curling up and round to Lyford, Denchworth and back to Grove. Around 12 miles.
Riders:
Alvaro Rey
Cath Hopkins
Jason Hopkins
Lewis Hopkins
Owen Hopkins
Steve Boreham
Riders = 6

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
Glorious evening!

Only surprise - that not more riders turned up!

A select but very grand little gathering if six of us - consisting of the Hopkins family, plus two "Honorary Hopkins" for the evening.

As it was warm, took it gently fitting the ride billing - naturally. Regular stops for breathers including outside the pub in Denchworth (tempting?). Then Goosey Green to admire the lovely setting of the village.

Next stop - outside the church in Lyford. Seemed to be a few cars moving around - first just thought it was people arriving home etc - but no - it was a treasure hunt! If they were searching for cyclists they found us...

Group photo kindly taken by Jason (to be added!) of the motley crew outside Lyford Church, before we escaped the rush hour traffic, moving round via the Southmoor Road to West Hanney, and back to Grove around 8.30.

Well done to Lewis and Owen for sterling efforts - and no problem with the distance!

Thanks to all for making it so easy.
Distance:
23.17 km (14.40 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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