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Thu Oct 24th 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride 1*
Leader:
Des Higgs
Start Time:
10:30 am
Start Location:
Awayday ride from Longcot
Description:
Social rides up to half day - 32km (20 miles), usually with a cafe stop, at a riding pace of 16-20km/h (10-12mph). Please check website on the morning of the ride if the weather is poor as it may be cancelled or the start time changed.

An awayday ride from my house in Longcot (for directions to my house give me a call). This ride is a bit lumpy but full of beautiful views (if the weather is good). The hills are probably the equivalent of 2 - 2.5 x Holborn Hill, but not all in one go!
About 20 miles.
Report:
What a day for a bike ride! Six riders set off in dry, fine weather but it didn't stay like that for long. As soon as we got into the hills the rain started and the temperature dropped by 10 degrees. So no views, which was what this ride was all about. We all decided to head for the cafe at Shrivenham which was full with locals. We did manage to find 5 seats (as Richard had decided to head for home). We all had hot food and drinks to try and warm up, but it took me more than 3 hours to stop shivering!
Thanks for coming and sorry about the weather. If I could control it I would be a very rich man!
Distance:
32.19 km (20.00 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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