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Mon Jun 15th 2020
Cycle Treasure Hunt 9-15 June 2020
Leader:
Steve Swanton
Start Time:
8:00 pm
Start Location:
Where you are
Description:
While we are unable to cycle together as a club, a cycle treasure hunt can provide us with a common goal for individual or household cycling. To participate, all you need to do is find the answers to any three of the clues while riding over the coming week (between now and 8pm, on Monday 15 June). Do share your experiences of riding to collect the answers with the club on Facebook or by email to Steve.

For this week, the level of cycling challenge is relatively modest, with seven clues located within 10 miles of Wantage and Grove. Each clue is provided on the interactive googlemap accessed through the link below. Just click on a checkpoint to reveal the clue. No route between the clues is provided. It is for each rider to plan their own route(s) to collect the clues, depending on their starting point.

All clues are located in quiet, readily accessible public places. Most clues are intended to draw attention to points and places of interest that we sometimes cycle through or past without really noticing. Do take the time to take in and enjoy your surroundings.

Click on the interactive map here

1. The clues are in no particular order. You could collect them in a single ride or on several rides over the week if you want to.
2. Please do share your experience on the club Facebook page.
3. But please dont give away the answers!
4. If you do have trouble finding the answers, please let Steve know.
5. Please email your answers to Steve by 8pm on Monday evening (15 June),
6. The answers and results will be given out on Tuesday at the Virtual Pub Night and subsequently through the website,
7. There are no prizes for being the first to complete the challenge but it may merit a mention, as might the most interesting, longest or shortest routes.
8. Above all, have fun, enjoy cycling and stay safe.

If there is sufficient interest, we can undertake further treasure hunts, perhaps on a weekly basis.
Report:
Congratulations to all of those who completed our first Treasure Hunt by visiting all of the checkpoints over the last week. Roger was the first to send me a complete set of answers and chapeau to David and Ursula who cycled over from Newbury to bag all seven on Sunday. Peter and Ros also completed the round in one go from Abingdon. Jan tells me she ran out of time to complete the set on Sunday while hunting for the Uffington answer, but she then went out again to bag it on Monday evening!

I'm delighted you all enjoyed it and in light of the feedback, we shall run it again, with more clues over a two-week period.

The checkpoint map remains open via the link above for anyone to use as a spur for riding and exploration. Enjoy!
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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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