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Thu Aug 12th 2004
Section Pub Night
Diane Stuckey
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
A ride to the "The Chequers" at Charney Bassett, or meet us at the pub at 20:00 for a meal and a pint. Lights required.
Amanda Seddon
David Charlton
Derek Boutle
Des Higgs
Diane Stuckey
Gary Woodhead
Ginny Henderson
Jon Seddon
Judi Boutle
Nigel Stuckey
Richard Divall
Steve Swanton
Riders = 12
Four of us set off from Grove on our bikes with a very dark cloud overhead. My original plan was to go up Hackpen Hill but I decided that it may be better to stay closer to home so we could short cut into Charney Bassett if the heavens should decide to open on us. So the ride eventually went around Grove, across the West of Wantage and then we turned up the B4507. A nice fast ride down Silver Lane, left up the A417 and then right towards Denchworth. Just before Denchworth we turned left and then right at the T junction with a loop up around Lyford before our arrival at The Chequers in Charney Bassett. Steve S arrived on his bike a little later as did Dave Charlton. The weather had remained dry and by the time we finally cycled home it was a lovely evening.

Unfortunately although we had booked a table, the pub was very busy and the kitchen was obviously under some pressure! I gather it is also under new ownership. Having ordered our meal at 20h00 it was well after 21h30 by the time it had arrived. Steve S was very resourceful and spoke to the management and it was decided that we would get pudding for free because of the long wait. Those that did not have pudding ended up with a reduction on their main meal. The food when it did arrive was pretty good, but the wait certainly would put me off trying it again for some time.

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Wantage Market Place
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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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