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Sat Apr 27th 2019
2* Saturday Half Day Ride - OXFORD SPECIAL 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
John Tranter - 07836 238350
Start Time:
1:00 pm
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.

This is a 2* ride that has pretty much everything! We head out via Charney Bassett and discover the nifty Southmoor footbridge - the safest way to cross the A420. Then we follow the quiet road parallel to the A420 all the way to Cumnor and swoop down Cumnor Hill to the edge of Oxford. From there we utilise a a super cunning bike-safe transit of the A420/A34 Botley junction to head north for a lovely circuit around Port Meadow before heading back into town via Wolvercote to my very own St Cross College for a VIP coffee stop. You can only get in if you are a friend of the Bursar, with catering from the fine cafes of St Giles. Then there is more fun with my most cunning bike track and riverside route out of town to the west, before the climb of Cumnor Hill. We head for home via Wootton, Tubney and Fyfield.

At just over 40 miles, it is a long ride for an afternoon, but we have a few short cut options in the final section which we can use if necessary. I don't expect to be back before 5.30pm. Having said that, there are very few hills and we will stick to a steady 2* pace.

Sunset: 8:22pm   Twilight Ends: 9:00pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15888752

Tue Apr 30th 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Steve Boreham - 07946 744618
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Our leisurely and sociable 10-mile club rides are designed specifically with adult newcomers to cycling and youngsters in mind, or those who just want some relaxed and sociable exercise. We cover a distance of about 10 miles at a gentle pace of 8-10 mph, following quiet country lanes and the occasional easy off-road track. We stop regularly to catch our breath, to take in the views and anything that takes our interest along the way.

Tonight - an amble out via Denchworth, to Lyford, before circling round to West Hanney, then on back to Denchworth, for liquid refreshment at the Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride, before returning to Grove. Total Distance around 11 miles.

Don't forget lights if you plan to stop at the pub and ride home afterwards.

Sunset: 8:27pm   Twilight Ends: 9:05pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27469877

Tue Apr 30th 2019
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Susie Turnbull - 07710 274653
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.
Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.
Out and back via Denchworth, to West Challow and up to A417, down to Letcombe Regis and up to Letcombe Bassett. down to Childrey and then along to Kingston Lisle and then heading back to Denchworth to the pub. 19 miles to the pub and 21 miles back to Grove

Sunset: 8:27pm   Twilight Ends: 9:05pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29811062

Tue Apr 30th 2019
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Yearley - 07792 967607
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 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.
Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.
Sunset: 8:27pm   Twilight Ends: 9:05pm

Tue Apr 30th 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Eddie Little - [javascript protected email address]
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.

This will be a nice quick flat ride passing through East Challow, West Challow, Childrey, Sparshot,Westcot, Kingston Lisle, Uffington, Baulking, Goosey & finally The Fox, Denchworth. Please remember your lights!
Secondary Ride leader: Jo Little.

Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.
Sunset: 8:27pm   Twilight Ends: 9:05pm

Tue Apr 30th 2019
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Andy Cowan - [javascript protected email address]
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). May be hilly.

Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.

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Sunset: 8:27pm   Twilight Ends: 9:05pm

Thu May 2nd 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Lorna Swanton - 07766 757801
Start Time:
10:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Social rides up to 24km (15 miles), usually with a cafe stop, at a riding pace of 13-16km/h (8-10mph). Please check website on the morning of the ride if the weather is poor as it may be cancelled or the start time changed.

This week we'll be heading eastwards through Charlton, Lockinge, Ginge and East Hendred to a refreshment stop at the Farmhouse Bakery and Café in Steventon. Back across Cow Common, the Hanneys and Denchworth. A round trip of about 20 miles. Some gentle climbing along the Sustrans route to Ginge followed by the roughish farm track, then some nice descents.
Sunset: 8:30pm   Twilight Ends: 9:09pm

Sat May 4th 2019
3* Saturday Half Day Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Andy Pixton - 07814 017890
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 likely.
Sunset: 8:34pm   Twilight Ends: 9:13pm

Tue May 7th 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Lorna Swanton - 07766 757801
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Our leisurely and sociable 10-mile club rides are designed specifically with adult newcomers to cycling and youngsters in mind, or those who just want some relaxed and sociable exercise. We cover a distance of about 10 miles at a gentle pace of 8-10 mph, following quiet country lanes and the occasional easy off-road track. We stop regularly to catch our breath, to take in the views and anything that takes our interest along the way.
Sunset: 8:38pm   Twilight Ends: 9:18pm

Tue May 7th 2019
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Jon Townsin - 07780 676051
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.
Sunset: 8:38pm   Twilight Ends: 9:18pm

Tue May 7th 2019
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Yearley - 07792 967607
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 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: 8:38pm   Twilight Ends: 9:18pm

Tue May 7th 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Katherine Boyce - 07817 727563
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.
Sunset: 8:38pm   Twilight Ends: 9:18pm

Tue May 7th 2019
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nick Fisher - 07870 933574
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). May be hilly.

Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.
Sunset: 8:38pm   Twilight Ends: 9:18pm

Thu May 9th 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
10:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Social rides up to 24km (15 miles), usually with a cafe stop, at a riding pace of 13-16km/h (8-10mph). Please check website on the morning of the ride if the weather is poor as it may be cancelled or the start time changed.
Sunset: 8:42pm   Twilight Ends: 9:22pm

Sat May 11th 2019
2* Saturday Half Day Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
9:30 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.
Sunset: 8:45pm   Twilight Ends: 9:25pm

Sat May 11th 2019
New Forest Weekend part 1 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Eddie Little - [javascript protected email address]
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
Lyndhurst
Description:
A 63 mile (101km) ride in the rolling New Forest countryside.

This is day 1 of a two day visit to the New Forest. We are making it a weekend away and are staying in Lyndhurst from Friday to Sunday. It would be possible, however, to travel down early on Saturday and just treat it as a day ride.

The ride starts in Lyndhurst and visits Lepe and Beaulieau then skirts past Brockenhurst and along the ornamental drives then loops back round past Cadnum to Lyndhurst. The ride isn't too hilly and will be done at an average 3* pace and covers a good variety of the beautiful New Forest countryside.
We will have a cafe stop in Beaulieu at The Old Bakehouse Tea Rooms and then a lunch stop at The Royal Oak in Fritham.
We can then all meet up for an evening meal in Lyndhurst at La Pergola, an Italian restaurant near the starting place, which we will book beforehand.

The starting place for both days is the Bolton's Bench car park on the B3056 Lyndhurst to Beaulieu road. When approaching from Lyndhurst village (on the A35 Southampton Road) the B3056 is on the right hand side, opposite the fire station. The car park is immediately on the left. La Pergola is on the A35 just a bit further on, on the left hand side. It has a large car park.

Lyndhurst has several small hotels, including the Ormonde House Hotel and The Rufus House. There are also some B&B's. We have booked The Rufus House for when we stay in May, but the area is popular so it would be best to book quickly.

We are limiting both days to 12 riders, as any more is too much on these roads. Please contact either Eddie or Jo if you would like to put your name down.

We will set up a Whatsapp group to help co-ordinate everything nearer the time. Jo has contact details for nearly everyone but please could you ensure you have downloaded Whatsapp onto your phone.

Please note the ride is showing as 115km on the map but that is because of a mapping error I have made and now can't undo. It is only 101km and we will finish where we started.

Sunset: 8:45pm   Twilight Ends: 9:25pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28974656?beta=false

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Wantage Market Place
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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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