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Tue Apr 30th 2019
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1*
Leader:
Steve Boreham
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.
Report:
A glorious evening and a lovely bunch of eight of us set out. All was running smoothly, however, turns out it set off "with a bang" - quite literally, as Martyn's new small wheeled bike graced us with the instant style puncture part way along the road to Denchworth. Was not feasible to repair on the spot for various reasons, so Martyn contacted the "boss" to come collect him.
So, eight became seven. All then continued smoothly, including a leisure stop by Lyford Church. Although the dog in the neighbouring house was not too impressed with our presence. "Chastened", it was time to move on round to West Hanney - via the "new" tarmaced road, which, sadly, is showing its first signs of wear. A slight delay further on when Lottie developed cramp - can happen to any of us. Various movements were tried and it eventually wore off. What more could happen? A second church "pause" in West Hanney, and then on back towards Denchworth, as it was beginning to get cold and the pub beckoned(!).

On the way past the Lyford turn....who is that "honing" into view? Could it be Martyn? Yes, Martyn had returned an another bike. Two different bikes on one club ride - a first?? My suggestion that Martyn completed the circuit was declined (no surprise) as was accepted that he had covered as much distance as us, so can definitely be included on the ride!

So to the pub - for four of us, with the other four going straight back, to round off a lovely evening. Thanks to all - a pleasure.
Distance:
17.70 km (11.00 mi)
 
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Tue Apr 30th 2019
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2*
Leader:
Susie Turnbull
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
Report:
Quite a small group and a sunny evening. I was immediately told the route was too long as should be in te he pub by 8, so
shortened it by about 2 miles. Out via Denchworth and then left to reach the A415 for a short stretch ant through West Hanney. At the top of the hill we re-grouped and then right down to Childrey, right again and then a wiggle through to Kingston Lisle. Lovely downhill to Baulking and then heading back to Denchworth to the pub. Only to find that the speedy (and shorter route) 3* had got there before us.
thanks to Roger for being the Sweeper.
Distance:
25.75 km (16.00 mi)
 
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Tue Apr 30th 2019
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2*
Leader:
David Yearley
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.
Report:
Distance:
28.00 km (17.40 mi)
 
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Tue Apr 30th 2019
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
Eddie Little
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.

ETA at The Fox, Denchworth. 20:00hrs.
Ride distance to The Fox Denchworth, 16miles, 25.5km.
Ride distance to Grove, 18miles, 28.5km.


Optional sociable stop at The Fox, Denchworth after the ride.
Report:
An impressive 19 riders gathered for the first pub ride for the new season. Welcome to Graeme,Chris,& Adam.
The weather was warm & sunny, which made for a lovely evening. We used the bridleway from West Challow to Childrey which made a nice change. One of the highlights of the evening was two Herons flying low
between Goosey & Denchworth.

The Fox at Denchworth had kindly reserved two large tables for us. The food,(beer) & service was as usual excellent!

Many thanks to Jo for leading the second group & to Jane & Yvonne for excellent sweeping (clap)
Distance:
28.97 km (18.00 mi)
 
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Tue Apr 30th 2019
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4*
Leader:
Andy Cowan
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.

Short one for the pub and flat to keep it sociable.

If we are ahead of schedule we may add an extra little loop of 5k ish.
Report:
Straight forward,flat and thankfully uneventful scoot out to Abingdon.Fairly quick until we started debating the plunging temperature and how cold we would be half an hour later with a cold beer inside us;almost unanimous, sadly straight home,next time eh?
Good to be joined by a new 4* rider,welcome Rich but a couple of the heroic White Horse Challengers were noticeable by their absence,we`ll let you off this week !
Thanks for making it simple to lead gents,see you next week.

Av speed just over 18

07452 962312
Distance:
49.00 km (30.45 mi)
 
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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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