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Sat Dec 28th 2019
3* Saturday Half Day Ride 3*
Leader:
Eddie Little
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Half day ride (60-70km /38-45 miles), with a tea stop, at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). Likely to visit distant destinations. Not suitable for irregular riders.Climbing likely.

For this ride we'll be staying close to home using local roads around the Vale. We'll head out through the Letcombes &
take a trip up Hackpen, from this point we'll take advantage
of the lovely Sheepdrove road which takes us down into the
Lambourn valley, we'll then have an early tea stop/ breakfast at Goodies cafe. Once we are all refreshed we'll head along Seven Barrows, taking in the nice descent of Blowingstone Hill. We'll then wiggle our way along the Springline until we reach Knighton.
This is where the route becomes a lot flatter, we'll cut through the Vale, passing through some nice villages.
Compton Beauchamp, Fernham, Shellingford, Hatford, Stanford in the Vale & Denchworth arriving back in Grove for around 13:15hrs. Ride distance, 36.3miles, 58.4km.
Hope to see you on the ride, Happy Christmas,Ed. (hi)
Report:
A very chilled group to lead;) Only one punchture, but
this was soon sorted! Goodies Cafe was fast & efficient!
More than happy to return there! The roads were fairly quiet.
Overall a nice ride with great company (clap)
Let's make 2020 a special year, hope to see you on a ride very soon! Ed 8)
Distance:
58.00 km (36.04 mi)
 
Comment on this ride

1

Written by : Ursula

Posted on : December 28, 2019 at 5:12 PM

Nice one Ed! Thank you for leading.

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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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