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Sat Sep 5th 2020
2* Saturday Half Day Ride 2*
Leader:
Eddie Little
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Half -day touring ride (45-55km / 30-40 miles), possible tea stop en route, 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.

This is a pre-bookable ride. To book your place, text your name and preferred ride to Jon Townsin on 07780 676051 no earlier than 9.00am on the Monday before the ride. You will receive confirmation or be advised that the ride is fully booked. A reserve list will be maintained.

From Grove we’ll head out to Stanford in the Vale, we’ll pass through Hatford, Littleworth, Thrupp, passing over the Thames at Radcot, then onto Clanfield, Bampton arriving at Aston Pottery for out tea stop. Aston Pottery is very covid friendly, with plenty of indoor & outdoor social distance seating! + takeaway drinks & food service available if you prefer. Once we are all refreshed we’ll take a nice cycle route around Old Shifford & Great Brook. From this point we’ll pass back over the Thames at Buckland Marsh & tackle our one & only climb of the day, Buckland Hill. We’ll then head for Grove arriving back for around 13:30hrs.

Ride Distance. 36mi/ 57km.
Hopefully see you on the ride! :D
Report:
A select group of just 3 riders for this morning ride, which was really nice. The roads between Denchworth & Hatford were unusually busy for a Saturday morning. Once we had turned off from Hatford into Sandy Lane, we were able to enjoy some wonderful quiet lanes. We had a small stretch of the A420 to cycle along up to Littleworth. Due to the M4 being closed, this made the A420 a bit of a challenge, but we all made it nice & safely into Littleworth. From this point we enjoyed a nice decent & the quiet roads to our tea stop. Amanda had heard great things of the cinnamon buns at Blake’s Kitchen of Clanfield, so we made this our pit stop. A cyclist cafe for sure & as for the cinnamon buns (mm) A fantastic cafe stop, thanks Amanda. Once refreshed we made our way through to old Shifford & Great Brook which was mostly traffic free. Buckland Hill was tackled by all 3 riders with ease(clap) As we crossed over the A420 at Buckland which was a breeze, we gave Kath a (hi) heading in the opposite direction. We arrived back in Wantage 13:30 hrs. Kudos to Gerry for using a mountain bike on this ride. Very impressive. Thanks guys for your great company!!
Distance:
64.37 km (40.00 mi)
 
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33994336"
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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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