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Sat Jul 5th 2008
Regular Moderate Ride
Leader:
Geoff Neill
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
A somewhat hilly ride out to Aldbourne by way of Uffington and Hinton Parva. Back via Lambourn and down Blowingstone hill. Tea/Pub stop at either Aldbourne or Lambourn. Distance 70Kms.
CHANGE OF PLAN!!
It's come to light that this ride will duplicate the next moderate ride sheduled for 2nd of August, and in the interest of providing a varied and interesting series of rides the organiser has agreed to change the route.
To Boxford via Ashbury and Lambourn, returning by way of Chaingang hill
Riders:
David Bridge
Dean Douglas
Derek Boutle
Des Higgs
Geoff Neill
John Tranter
Maurice Bawden
Neil Warner
Richard Preece
Simon Gibbs
Riders = 10
Report:
The Windy Ride

The ride set off to to a stiff south wester, and route to Ashbury by way of Kingston Lisle was chosen in an attempt to miss some of the wind (not entirely successfully). Over Ashbury hill, the riders were faced with a strong cross wind down to Lambourn and on to Great Shefford. Despite the wind the ride moved at a good speed headed by the fittest riders. The promise of Pub stop at Boxford failed as it was closed and to add to the disappointment, it then started to rain. Moving out of Boxford and under the M4, the weather improved and for the first time the wind was behind us. Left and on to Leckhampstead Thicket and Brightwalton. Finally on to the B4494 for the fast descent down into Wantage.

On arrival in Wantage at 16:15 to find the alternative tea stop at the museum was closed so a number made for Sainsburys. Overall, a very good ride spoilt by the strong winds.
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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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