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Sun Mar 19th 2006
Regular Wantage Ride
Des Higgs
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
A full day ride of 80 to 100km, including a pub stop for lunch
Des Higgs
Ginny Henderson
Glen Savegar
Jan McCabe
Mavis Rose
Steve Swanton
Sue King
Tim Martin
Riders = 8
A bright sunny day saw us heading westwards to Cricklade for lunch. This was a lovely ride along the foot of the Downs road to Kingston Winslow, north to Shriveham, Highworth and then out into the "flat" country through Hannington, Castle Eaton and Down Ampney. Des kept the tempo up with the aid of a tailwind and it wasn't until Mavis punctured at Latton that we had a significant rest. Just like London buses, we soon we another one over lunch, taken in the Cricklade Cafe - very good value - where Richard joined us to eat.
The cycling was harder returning into the wind. From Cricklade we headed south on minor roads and then east around Swindon. We followed the B4019 through Broad Blunsdon and then turned off and out of the wind to Stanton Fitzwarren and back through Sevenhampton to Watchfield. By this time lack of winter miles was starting to tell and th offer of tea and cakes at Des's in Longcot could not be resisted. And lovely cakes they were - thanks to Chris. Refreshed we returned to Wantage by way of Gainfield, Charney Bassett and Grove. An excellent route and enjoyable ride. Thanks Des.
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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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