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Tue May 29th 2018
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Steve Swanton - 07857 527990
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
The Hanney Explorer - this is my favourite 10-mile club route, visiting a hidden corner of the Hanneys and taking in some easy off-road, including the wonderful track from West Hanney to Denchworth. A round trip of just over 10 miles.

There is the option to stop at the Fox for a social get-together with riders from the other groups at the end of the ride - lights will be needed for riding home if you decide to stop.

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: 9:10pm   Twilight Ends: 9:55pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27570762

Tue May 29th 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
John Tranter - 07836 238350
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 social stop at The Fox at Denchworth at the end of the ride.

A favourite route to the east this time. We head down the cycle path to Wantage and then take the quiet tracks and lanes to Ginge and across to East Hendred. Featherbed Lane then leads to a lovely descent into Steventon. We will head back to the Hanneys and the pub at Denchworth or back to Grove.

There are a few sections on bike tracks but the surfaces are generally not too bad and should be suitable for all bikes (unless you've gone a bit crazy with the carbon bling).

18 miles with what feels like more downhill than uphill (I know that can't actually be right, but trust me on this...)

Sunset: 9:10pm   Twilight Ends: 9:55pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7955611

Tue May 29th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Brown - 07980 459693
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15-20 miles.

Optional social stop at The Fox at Denchworth at the end of the ride.
Sunset: 9:10pm   Twilight Ends: 9:55pm

Tue May 29th 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Eddie Little - [javascript protected email address]
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Heading out via Wantage down the A417 into East Challow.
A small climb up Letcombe Hill. Then we will drop down through the Letcombe's up Holburn Hill & along the Childrey rollercoaster 🎢 following the Springline.Then we travel down through Woolstone,Uffington,Baulking,& Goosey.
The ride will end at The Fox at Denchworth optional social stop🚴🚴‍♀️🍺🍽🍷Please remember to bring your lights!
Distance 19.94miles, Ride Time,1hr 25min.

Sunset: 9:10pm   Twilight Ends: 9:55pm
Proposed Route: //ridewithgps.com/routes/27486731

Tue May 29th 2018
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Paul Jarvis - 07867 692765
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.

This weeks 4* ride will be at the lower end 16 Mph With many of the regular 4* rides not in attendance it will give an opportunity for others the step up from 3*.
Route to be loaded soon
Optional social stop at The Fox at Denchworth at the end of the ride.

Sunset: 9:10pm   Twilight Ends: 9:55pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27594836

Sat Jun 2nd 2018
3* Saturday Half Day Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Katherine Boyce - 07817 727563
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
WMP
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.

PLEASE NOTE THIS RIDE STARTS FROM WANTAGE MARKET PLACE.

It seems only right that in our anniversary year we do one of Henks rides. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him, I have heard enough about him from others to know he was a splendid crafter of rides and this was one of his best. The route has been tweaked slightly from last year to replicate Henks original. Out through the Letcombes, on to Lambourn, a delightful wiggle to Hungerford before going over the Common to Kintbury. We'll return via Boxford and the Downs and the delightful swoop down Chainhill and back to Wantage. 65km with just over 600metres of climbing. We'll have a tea stop at either the Tutti Pole at Hungerford or Saddleback.

Sunset: 9:15pm   Twilight Ends: 10:01pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27588811

Sun Jun 3rd 2018
Easy on a Sunday morning Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Robin Tucker - [javascript protected email address]
Start Time:
10:00 am
Start Location:
WMP
Description:
Regular off-road rides for 2018 we are toning these down and keeping them closer to Wantage.

Free parking at The Beacon, and meet at Wantage Market Place, by King Alfred.

The rides will be 15-20 miles, on quiet local tracks through the woods, and maybe up to the Ridgeway. Pace equivalent to 2*, best on a mountain bike, but a cyclocross bike and if dry a robust hybrid will be fine. Call/email Robin if you would like to know more.
Sunset: 9:16pm   Twilight Ends: 10:02pm

Tue Jun 5th 2018
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
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: 9:18pm   Twilight Ends: 10:04pm

Tue Jun 5th 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
John Tranter - 07836 238350
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.

A north Vale loop tonight, passing through the lovely villages of Garford and Fyfield, rarely visited by the 2* group. We will hone our technical skills over the Southmoor footbridge from the north before dropping back down to Charney Bassett and home.

22 miles / 34km.

Sunset: 9:18pm   Twilight Ends: 10:04pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/10159666

Tue Jun 5th 2018
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: 9:18pm   Twilight Ends: 10:04pm

Tue Jun 5th 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Terry Penn - 07833 141534
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: 9:18pm   Twilight Ends: 10:04pm

Tue Jun 5th 2018
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
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.
Sunset: 9:18pm   Twilight Ends: 10:04pm

Sat Jun 9th 2018
2* Saturday All Day Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nicole Pethybridge - 07789 228361
Start Time:
9:00 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
This will be a little unusual as an ALL DAY 2* ride. I ran it last year as 2* riders do like to venture a little further afield but at a steady pace.

NOTE Start time -9.00 am
We will repeat the ride from last year with a minor variation to ensure we get a morning tea stop. (last year's route below)

Heading to Highworth, South Cerney and Lechlade in a lovely loop and back home again.

Sunset: 9:21pm   Twilight Ends: 10:08pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/14731392

Sun Jun 10th 2018
Boulters Bash 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nick Dunton - 07774 838310
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
Pangbourne
Description:
Sunset: 9:22pm   Twilight Ends: 10:09pm

Tue Jun 12th 2018
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
John Tranter - 07836 238350
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: 9:23pm   Twilight Ends: 10:11pm

Tue Jun 12th 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Katherine Boyce - 07817 727563
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: 9:23pm   Twilight Ends: 10:11pm

Tue Jun 12th 2018
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: 9:23pm   Twilight Ends: 10:11pm

Tue Jun 12th 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
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: 9:23pm   Twilight Ends: 10:11pm

Tue Jun 12th 2018
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.
Sunset: 9:23pm   Twilight Ends: 10:11pm

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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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