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Sat Jan 11th 2020
2* Saturday Half Day Ride 2*
Leader:
Jon Townsin
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Half day ride (45-55km / 30-40 miles), with a tea stop, at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly. Might be a struggle for new or irregular riders in winter months.

Depending on the weather (!) this ride will take us over Hackpen and down into Lambourn and eastwards along the valley to Boxford and up the downs to Brightwalton and an exhilarating swoop down Chain Hill and back to Grove.

If the weather is horrible, this may change ! Keep an eye out on this site and Facebook for updates.
Report:
A breezy ride it was! Seven of us left OMH to head out to the Letcombes and the climb up Hackpen Hill. It was one of those winds that seems against you whichever direction you happen to be cycling in! A rare opportunity to pedal down the back of Hacken to Lambourn (!) was rewarded by a very pleasant stop at Pricilla’s Kitchen at East Garston. Quick and friendly service together with perfectly acceptable coffee and cake :).
Karen joined us for the return leg through Boxford and up the Downs to the top of Chain Hill. Cross winds made the descent a little skittish but we all made it down safely.
The only downside was a puncture that Steve picked up but everyone seemed pleased with an enjoyable 60 km ride in a wind tunnel!
Distance:
60.00 km (37.28 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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