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Tue Aug 4th 2020
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2*
Leader:
Robin Tucker
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know. Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any two. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.
Report:
Two new riders and a rare off-road showing from Frank brought us to a total of 6 for this first official post-lock-down off-road ride.

The weather was great: sunny and mild, with a bit of breeze from the southwest. We'd started from Grove so Crab Hill was our first section. I'd not ridden this since winter and it was in good shape, a bit rutty and grassy but rideable, we climbed the slope and entered Wantage.

Past the Nelson and on the to cycletrack out of town - we made use of the wiggly side path. Then it was up the the Ridgeway along Goddards Brook, first a gentle climb , then a steeper section. A brief pause at the top to gather our selves and we were ready for the final section of climbing - first a bumby section by the gallops and then turning left to climb up through Bitham Woods.

At the top we had a discussion about which way to come down - there are so many good options! We settled on the 'Ginge descent' and rode ease on The Ridgeway with the wind behind us. Down the hill - the track was dry if a bit bumpy and a definite highlight!

Then it was the journey home. We had a brief inspection of the works on the new cycle bridge across the Ginge stream, which looks to be going well, and headed west on a rutted track. A bit more woods, and back on the cycle track, Crab Hill again and we were back in Grove.
14 miles in all and no major events!
Distance:
22.53 km (14.00 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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