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Sat Apr 26th 2008
'Easy Rider' Saturday Ride from Grove
Leader:
Sorrel Williams
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
An easy paced, sociable ride 45-50km with tea stop. The route will be from Grove to Faringdon and back via Charney Bassett, Hatfield, Thrupp, Fernham and Stanford. Depending on the group we will either have tea in Faringdon or at the Cornerstone Cafe on our return to Grove.
Riders:
Brian Hipwell
Chris Walters
Edith Hipwell
Geoff Neill
Jo Bindloss-Gibb
Maurice Bawden
Philip Thornton-Evison
Richard Divall
Sorrel Williams
Steve Swanton
Riders = 10
Report:
A ride towards the spritely end of easy, but enjoyed by all. We headed out to Denchworth and Charney Bassett and then along to Hatford. The road from Hatford to the A420 was a little busy with cars, but still the perfect rolling road where not too much effort was required.
A short stint on the A420 and then through Littleworth and Thrupp to Faringdon.

Onwards to Fernham with a quick consensus to lenghten the ride as long as we were back into Grove before the Cornerstone Cafe closed, so we went from Fernham through to Shellingford, back to Hatford and then into the wind to Charney Bassett, Denchworth and Grove.

As ever, the Cornerstone Cafe were most accomodating (especially as they thought they were going to close early!) for well deserved tea and cake (and the biggest scones you have ever seen.)

45km in total over 2hours and 20 minutes.
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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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