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Tue Sep 3rd 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1*
Leader:
Steve Swanton
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.

All too soon we've reached the end of our Tuesday Evening ride season. For our last 1* outing, a loop around the Vale, heading out to Goosey green, Charney Bassett and back via Lyford and Denchworth. Essentially flat, just under 12 miles. As the nights are drawing in, lights are required. It is also starting to cool off in the evenings, so an extra layer is recommended.
Report:
Our last 1* evening ride of the season was a relaxed affair without incident. We stopped briefly in each of Denchworth, Goosey and Charney Bassett to check all was well and a chat. In the gathering gloom lights were most definitely required for the last stretch home and we were back in Grove just before 8pm.

Thanks to all those who have helped with leading the 1* rides on a Tuesday this year. It has felt much more like a team effort, making my load a lot easier, which has been much appreciated. I look forward to the resumption next April. And don't forget that Thursday daytime and monthly Saturday afternoon 1* rides continue throughout the year - see you there.
Distance:
18.51 km (11.50 mi)
 
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29341976"
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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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