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Sat Feb 28th 2009
Easy-rider Saturday Ride from Grove
Leader:
Maurice Bawden
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Regular Saturday afternoon ride of 45-50km with tea stop.

starting in Grove and then going to Hanney, Fyfield, Appleton, Cumnor, Farmoor and Eynsham for some cake and tea. Back through Stanton Harcourt, Standlake, Southmoor, Charney Bassett and Grove.
Riders:
Dean Douglas
Geoff Neill
Mandy Taylor
Maurice Bawden
Michael Catherall
Richard Divall
Sam Lockwood
Sorrel Williams
Steve Boreham
Steve Bruffell
Steve Swanton
Riders = 11
Report:
A good turnout on a dull coldish day. The planned route was mainly flat, though the descent from Cumnor towards Farmoor brought smiles to a few faces. A welcome coffee and cake stop in Eynsham was extended by a rider who would probably prefer to remain anonymous, but is identified as Steve B, who padlocked three bikes together then did not know the combination to undo it!

Steve S volunteered to try and locate a hardware store to obtain bolt cutters or hacksaw to free the bikes. However after several phone calls someone was found who provided the required digits and the bikes were released. At this point Steve S returned not with cutters but with a man from the local tackle and bait shop who claimed to be able to pick the lock. needless to say when he attempted to show off this prowess he failed.
We then returned to Grove relatively uneventfully apart from one of Steve Bs party falling into the road as we waited for some riders to get through some traffic lights.

My thank to everyone for your patience and company.

Maurice.
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WMP
Wantage Market Place
OMH
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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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.
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