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Tue Jul 31st 2007
Tuesday Evening Rides
Edith Hipwell
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
We will aim to have two rides leaders each week to offer leisurely (12-18ml)and sporty (20-25 ml) options.
Brian Hipwell
Bryan Charleston
Callum Preece
Chris Lea
Chris Walters
Chris Wyatt
David Bridge
Des Higgs
Edith Hipwell
Geoff Neill
Henk Altmann (deceased)
Kevin Fairs
Liam Smith
Peter Busby
Richard Preece
Sorrel Williams
Steve Swanton
Riders = 17
We split the ride early this evening - Des's plan was to get out to Compton Beauchamp with the sportier group, so we bade the leisurely group farewell at Denchworth. A cracking pace was set through Charney Bassett, Gainford, Hatford, Shellingworth, Fernham and Longcot, where Kevin became the first to relent, texting Des his farewells.

Second (and temporary) "loss" was just after Longcott, where Chris Wyatt went (the wrong way) off the front and was chased down by Peter, catching up with the group again at the Downs Road, just above Compton Beauchamp. We eased the pace a little down through Kingston Lisle (saying our farewells to Liam on his first ride with the group - welcome aboard Liam!), and stumbling across the remains of the leisurely group coming in the opposite direction.

We returned through Goosey and the obligatory Denchworth, having dropped Chris Wyatt off the back - cycling over from Lambourn without any tea had taken it's toll on Chris - ah well - you always remember your first bonk - jam sandwiches next time?

Thanks to Des for leading the sporting ride - we covered 44.5km and averaged over 25km/h (that's 16 mph in old money), and there was concensus at the end that it was a fantastic ride, speedy, a little different to usual, but great nonetheless. As we panted our recoveries in the car park, the remainder of the leisurely group arrived, as did Richard out walking his dog!

Chris Walters
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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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