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Tue Nov 21st 2017
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Brown - [javascript protected email address]
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 - 20 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know. Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any two. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.
Sunset: 4:08pm   Twilight Ends: 4:45pm

Wed Nov 22nd 2017
Turbo Training Add to Calendar
Contact:
Amanda Seddon - 07511 243508
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Indoor turbo session of approximately 1 hour's duration, will comprise of a warm up, a workout focusing on different elements of training and a warm down. Different leaders plan and deliver each session, accompanied by a soundtrack. Amount of exercise is determined individually so sessions are suitable for riders of all levels. Turbo set up time from 6.30 for a 7pm start.
Sunset: 4:07pm   Twilight Ends: 4:45pm

Sat Nov 25th 2017
Saturday Half Day Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Katherine Boyce - 07817 727563
Start Time:
11:00 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Half day ride (45-55km / 30-40 miles), with a tea stop, at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly. Might be a struggle for new or irregular riders in winter months.

*****PLEASE NOTE THE 11am START******

Eynsham Emporium for lunch. Thanks to Ursula for this route. It's a figure of 8 going out to Southmoor, over the bridge and along to Cumnor. Then the glorious swoop down to Farmoor and on to Eynsham for lunch. Back via Stanton Harcourt, the skip up the hill and back over the A420.

We should be back by 3 but always wise to take lights out with you at this time of year.

If you are riding without mudguards, please bring a plastic bag to sit on in the cafe. Thanks

Sunset: 4:04pm   Twilight Ends: 4:42pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26517627

Tue Nov 28th 2017
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 - 20 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know. Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any two. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.
Sunset: 4:01pm   Twilight Ends: 4:40pm

Wed Nov 29th 2017
Turbo Training Add to Calendar
Contact:
Katherine Boyce - 07817 727563
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Indoor turbo session of approximately 1 hour's duration, will comprise of a warm up, a workout focusing on different elements of training and a warm down. Different leaders plan and deliver each session, accompanied by a soundtrack. Amount of exercise is determined individually so sessions are suitable for riders of all levels. Turbo set up time from 6.30.
Sunset: 4:00pm   Twilight Ends: 4:39pm

Fri Dec 1st 2017
Wantage Dickensian Evening Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
6:00 pm
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Market stall publicising Cycling UK Wantage to the community as part of the annual Wantage Dickensian experience
Sunset: 3:59pm   Twilight Ends: 4:38pm

Sat Dec 2nd 2017
Saturday Half Day Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Phil Ward - 07789 691823
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Half day ride (60-70km / 38-45 miles), with a tea stop, riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). Likely to visit distant destinations. Not suitable for irregular riders. Climbing - yes! Definitely a lumpy one.

The Big Breakfast Bagnor (sic) - Refreshments come late in the ride folks, so please enjoy a hearty breakfast &/or stock jersey pockets with nice things to nibble on.

Bucking the "off season" trend for stooging around in the Vale, we head South, up and over towards Theatre land - "Oh yes we do".

An initial investment up Chain Hill (regathering to compare notes at the very top) affords us a long, mostly gravity assisted meander through the lanes down toward Winterbourne. Intermittent short hills will keep us on message while avoiding perilous parts of the B4494. Turning for home past the Watermill Theatre at Bagnor, we run along the Lambourn Valley briefly prior to heading Northwards at Boxford.

Our aim is to arrive at Saddleback Farm just as Lunch Service begins at 12:00. For the time-crunched, skipping the cafe opportunity should see you back in Wantage by around 12:30.

Those taking sustenance can "enjoy" the obligatory post-cafe climb/grovel up to Farnborough prior to embarking on the potentially chilling Chain Hill descent.

Anticipating an urge by some to head off for some Christmas shopping or more likely an afternoon doze (snooze) in front of the fire we will likely be returning to OMH some time around 1-30pm.

Please fuel, clothe and illuminate appropriately for the conditions - it is December after all ! If conditions are deemed too inclement, I will cut chunks off the ride to retain our sense of humour ;-)

Sunset: 3:58pm   Twilight Ends: 4:38pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26468036

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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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