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Sat Nov 22nd 2008
Easy-rider Saturday Ride from Grove
Chris Walters
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
We'll be doing the route of the Tuesday evening "Fast and Furious" - a nice flat route out to Watchfield, and back to Grove for tea at the Cornerstone cafe - 46km or just shy of 30 miles. We'll not be doing a "fast and furious" pace though, just one that everyone is comfortable with! The route is here:

Lights may be required for the journey back from the tea stop if it's a dingy day!
Alex Gaberscik
Brian Hipwell
Chris Walters
David Ryan
Geoff Neill
Janet Charleston
John Tranter
Kevin Fairs
Maurice Bawden
Michael Catherall
Mila Yearley
Philip Thornton-Evison
Sorrel Williams
Stephen Quartermain
Steve Joyce
Steve Swanton
Tom Millar
Riders = 17
The signs were good - a couple of phone calls on the Saturday morning from prospective new riders - maybe even in spite of the cold, we may get a few riders out? In the event, we had 17 riders, a great mix of old-timers and newcomers. Welcomes to Alex, Mila, David and Michael!

A very uneventful ride into a headwind to Watchfield, with a very visible weather front looking very ominous from the west, but fortunately it stayed in the west for the duration of the ride. Kevin and Tom joined us just after the A417 on the way to Baulking.

For the first part of the ride we kept together very well, only to be broken around Fernham, requiring a bit of a chase to rein everyone in!

Then we had the chase to the tea stop at the Cornerstone in Grove, sending out an advance party to stake a claim to our seats before it closed and myself and Steve helping the stragglers home. A very welcome cuppa followed!

Big thanks must go to the more experienced members who "buddied up" with the newcomers.

Overall a mellow ride in nice conditions.

The ride record is here:
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Start Locations
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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