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Sun Apr 1st 2001
DA All Fools Treasure Hunt
Brian Hipwell
Start Time:
11:00 am
Start Location:
Edith and Brian will lead a ride from WMP (via GMS) to join the Treasure hunt. Otherwise meet at 12:30 for lunch at Wotton and Dry Sandford village hall. Then try the clues. Contact Ellen on 01865 204706 for details of the event.
Alan Jones (dec)
Brian Hipwell
Edith Hipwell
Eve Thornton
Graham Lewis
Julian Gough
Kevin Fairs
Mavis Rose
Neil Lewis
Pat Hurt
Steve Swanton
Sue King
Riders = 12
This turned out to be rather Wantage-dominated DA Event. Of the 14 riders who took part, 10 were from Wantage and Pat organised the hunt.

This was certainly a hunt with a difference: 10 photographs of curiosities along the route that we had to put in order of discovery. Church windows, St.George slaying the dragon, almshouses and an goods waggon in a field were among the objects we had to espy. So we all cycled along looking everywhere but where we were going. Even so, none of us spotted the wooden log stranded 6ft up a telegraph wire in Radley (we thought it was the April Fool Clue). It was a longish route too - 27 miles via Boars Hill, Abingdon, Steventon, Hanney and Fyfield. The hunt certaintly added an extra dimension. A quick check of the route up to the closed tunnel at Fyfield was rewarded by spotting the winning clue by yours truly and Jules (all the other teams went straight along the A420). Really enjoyed it. Thanks Pat for a novel competition.

Steve S.
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Old Mill Hall, Grove
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