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Sat Nov 5th 2005
Regular Saturday Ride from Grove
Leader:
Jan McCabe
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
GMS
Description:
Plan is to go out via Lains Barn, Ardington onto Ginge, and use the National Cycle Network route through to Harwell (i.e some off road, but on reasonable quality track) then onto Chilton and through Hagbourne, skirting the edge of Didcot, through Harwell village, to tea at Q Gardens, returning via Steventon, Hanney and Denchworth - fairly flat and not too far (27 miles)
Riders:
Angela Douglas (dec)
Chris Walters
David Bridge
Derek Boutle
Des Higgs
Ginny Henderson
Glen Savegar
Henk Altmann (deceased)
Jan McCabe
Jo Bindloss-Gibb
Kathrin Reuther
Kevin Fairs
Mavis Rose
Philip Thornton-Evison
Richard Divall
Sid Liddiard
Stephen Quartermain
Steve Swanton
Sue King
Wenfeng Yang
Riders = 20
Report:
The ride followed the planned route (above), with an excellent turn out with 21 riders, including newcomer Kathrin.
Shortly after we left Grove it started raining, and by the time we got to the far end of Lain's barn most of us had stopped to put waterproofs on, this did the trick, causing the rain to stop shortly afterwards and stay dry for the rest of the ride.
We just about filled the conservatory at Q Gardens, but all got served in reasonable time with our drinks and cakes, other cyclists get arriving, turned out the tea room was also being used as a stop on a 200k Audax - hope we hadn't eaten all of the cakes!
Arrived back in Grove just before lights were needed

Jan
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Start Locations
WMP
Wantage Market Place
OMH
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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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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