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Thu Oct 22nd 2020
Daytime 2* Thursday Ride 2*
Leader:
Des Higgs
Start Time:
10:00 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Sociable rides from 24km-40 km (15-25 miles) at a pace of 16-19km (10-12 miles) per hour. Please check website on the morning of the ride if the weather is poor as the ride may be cancelled or the start time changed. This is a pre-bookable ride. To book a place, text your name to the ride leader no earlier than 9:00am on the Friday before the ride. You will receive confirmation or be advised that the ride is fully booked. A reserve list will be maintained.

This week we are going to Faringdon. Out through Denchworth, Charney Bassett, Gainfield and over the Hatford Downs to the A420. A short way down the A420 to Littleworth, Thrupp and back up to Faringdon. Coffee at “Stay Grounded” in Faringdon Market Square. We go homeward via Fernham, Baulking, Goosey and Denchworth back to Grove. About 25 miles with only one (not too steep!) hill.
Report:
There was a short sharp shower just before the ride, but it turned out to be a lovely dry day with no more rain and it was not too windy.
We took the overlooked route over Hatford Downs to the A420. We negotiated this for a short distance and turned off to Littleworth with no problems. I warned everyone to be careful of the road surface and mud through Thrupp treacle mines. Everyone climbed the hill up into Faringdon with no problems and we all got served very quickly at the cafe, where there were already 5 other club members.
After refreshments we set off for Fernham, but just after the A420 crossing we discovered we had lost Ernie. Steph and I rode back to find him, he was still in Faringdon with his bike upside down repairing a rear puncture. I decided for Steph to lead the rest back to Grove and I stayed to assist Ernie. We rode back together after the repair.
Thanks to Steph for taking over the lead and thanks to everyone for a good ride and good company.
Distance:
44.67 km (27.76 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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