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Tue Aug 13th 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.

Trip out via Stockham, Locks Lane, across to Route 44 to Lockinge, Betterton. Then back via Lanes Barns, before a stunning cut through to West Hanney, before returning via Denchworth. Round about 13 miles.
Report:
Quirky variation on a theme tonight....

Encountered "1 star regulars" who fancied the challenge of 2 star, then other 1 starrers who were open minded. Upshot was that it was decided that the 1 star "group" would tag along with the 2 star - on their route.

This worked "well" until we left Grove! Some of the "1 stars" got held up behind cars (yes the cars held the RIDERS up!) and we lost the 2 star group who had sailed off in the distance not to be seen again.

Not to be deterred, - it was a glorious evening - we carried on, reaching Baulking. Impromptu decision, due to the time, to "browse" in to the village, before curling back, via Park Lane, Asti Stud and home.

The "spur of the moment" change from the billed route seemed to go down well - especially as it was less hilly!

PLUS - we went FURTHER, so hats off all round!

Thank you all for a lovely relaxed informal ride, and thanks to Steve S for great support.
Distance:
26.80 km (16.65 mi)
 
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28328245"
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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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