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Fri Sep 21st 2018
France trip 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Richard Pethybridge - 07789 228361
Start Time:
6:00 pm
Start Location:
Whale Island, Portsmouth
Description:
I will be leading a repeat of last year's very successful weekend trip to France this weekend, taking the Friday evening ferry across from Portsmouth to St Malo, arriving early on Saturday morning. An outline route follows the coast eastbound before turning inland and heading up for an overnight stay in Vire. On the Sunday the route goes via Caen down to the coast and the return ferry from Ouistreham. Full details are on the appropriate day sections.:
We will depart Portsmouth on Friday evening, at 2015 (8.15pm). Free parking will be available in Portsmouth courtesy of the Royal Navy!
Sat 30 Sep - Arrive St Malo 0815. Ride to Vire. Distance approx 120km, with approx 1,000m of climbing. Stay overnight in Vire. Potential hotel accommodation in the Hotel Saint-Pierre.
Sun 1 Oct - Cycle to the coast via Caen (and hopefully the Cafe Gondree at Pegasus Bridge, for D-Day aficionados). Distance 80km, with approx 750m of climbing. Catch the 1630 ferry to Portsmouth, arriving 2115.
A core group has already formed, but there is still a little bit of space for late-comers.
Anyone interested in going is requested to contact me (Richard Pethybridge - 07875 456521 or pethybridgera@yahoo.co.uk) as soon as possible. Travel and accommodation is the responsibility of individuals.
Sunset: 7:06pm   Twilight Ends: 7:39pm

Sat Sep 22nd 2018
FranceTrip 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Richard Pethybridge - 07789 228361
Start Time:
6:00 am
Start Location:
St Malo, France
Description:
First day in France. We arrive early (having lost an hour on the boat) but will quickly make time across flat ground after leaving St Malo. We will take coffee in Cherrueix, followed by lunch in Ducey (a new restaurant this year). After lunch the climbing starts, along a mix of roads and old railway lines. We should arrive in Vire around 1700, with plenty of time for a rest, a spruce up, and a beer before dinner.

Sunset: 7:03pm   Twilight Ends: 7:37pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28182893

Sat Sep 22nd 2018
2* Saturday Half Day Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Susie Turnbull - 07710 274653
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.
Bit more hilly than usual. Quite flat through the Vale and then uphill at Ashbury and lovely downhill stretch to Lambourn. Down the Lambourn valley to Great Shefford and then uphill northwards towards Wantage with a coffee stop at Sadddleback Café after approx. 30 miles. Down Chain Hill and back to Grove.

Sunset: 7:03pm   Twilight Ends: 7:37pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28575136

Sun Sep 23rd 2018
France Trip 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Richard Pethybridge - 07789 228361
Start Time:
8:00 am
Start Location:
France
Description:
Day Two. After an early(ish) breakfast in the hotel we will start our journey back to the coast. The route is rolling (but not too steep...) through the Normandy countryside (La Suisse Normande), on quiet roads and tracks. We will crack on through and aim to have lunch in Caen, giving us plenty go time to enjoy it before the last few flat miles along the canal to Ouistreham and the ferry.

Don't forget to bring decent lights as we will be disembarking from the ferry in the dark.

Sunset: 7:01pm   Twilight Ends: 7:34pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28182974

Tue Sep 25th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Yearley - 07792 967607
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
WMP
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: 6:56pm   Twilight Ends: 7:30pm

Sat Sep 29th 2018
3* Fifth Saturday Special 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
All-day touring ride (80-100km / 50-65 miles), lunch and possibly tea stop en route, at a riding pace of 18-22km/h (11-14mph). Not suitable for irregular riders. Climbing almost inevitable.
Sunset: 6:47pm   Twilight Ends: 7:20pm

Sun Sep 30th 2018
Corallion Crusade Audax 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
9:00 am
Start Location:
Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall Uffington
Description:
This new Audax is running very close to our area and will be a great opportunity to explore our patch in a new way!

"A gentle exploration of the Corallian limestone escarpment which forms a low ridge between Oxford and Swindon. The distinctive yellow stone has been extensively quarried and used in many of the local buildings." Proceeds and refreshments courtesy of / contributing to Flexicare

Sunset: 6:45pm   Twilight Ends: 7:18pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17701700

Tue Oct 2nd 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Yearley - 07792 967607
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
WMP
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: 6:40pm   Twilight Ends: 7:14pm

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Wantage Market Place
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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.
4* - Suitable for athletic riders who can ride safely above the 3* standard. Quick rides for the fit.
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