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Tue Jun 17th 2014
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
John Talbot
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.

Enough daylight now to tackle my Boars Hill route. This is about as far as is possible to go on a Tuesday evening (46km). Essentially a flat ride apart from the climb up the hill to admire the view across to Oxford. Followed by a great descent and a quick flat dash back to Grove.

This ride will leave promptly at 6.30pm so don't be late!
Riders:
Adrian West
Amanda Seddon
Andy Butcher
Andy Cowan
Andy Pixton
Barry Gills
Chris Walters
David Smith
David Talboys
Janet Charleston
John Talbot
Katherine Boyce
Mark Austin
Nick Dunton
Peter Cowan
Phil Stubbings
Rachel Bennett
Tina Tian
Ursula Hallam
Riders = 19

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
A nice evening brought out a big group of riders with some welcome returners.

We had a headwind to deal with on the outward leg but we kept up a spirited pace and saw loads of other cyclists out enjoying the evening too, good to see 2 wheels hugely outnumbering 4 wheels :)

It wasn't long before we were at Boar's Hill and the quieter back road up to the top, an incident with a reversing horse caused Phil to tumble into the verge, but no damage done.

The group was getting used to hearing Adrian tear a few more teeth off his chain ring at each junction by this point :|

The fast and smooth descent down Foxcombe and with a tailwind and a slight downhill gradient we arrived in Marcham. We split into three groups for the section along the A415 and A338 to Garford which worked very well.

A very spirited Denchworth Dash finished a great ride and everyone had big smiles when we arrived back in Grove so I guess they enjoyed it!

Special mention to Andy Cowan who was a fantastic sweep which helped relieve the stress of leading such a large group (clap)

Distance:
47.00 km (29.20 mi)
Ride Details:
http://www.strava.com/activities/154798209
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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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