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Tue Jul 22nd 2014
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3*
Leader:
David Smith
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Another longish route along the spring line road to Ashbury. over to Lambourn and return to Grove via Hackpen Hill and the Letcombes.
Riders:
Andy Pixton
Barry Farquhar
David Smith
David Talboys
Hugo Pile
Jon Townsin
Mark Shepley
Nick Dunton
Olivia Pile
Peter Greenfield
Phil Stubbings
Ursula Hallam
Riders = 12

Weather:
sunny
Report:
A good turnout for the ride and we were making good progress out of Grove until the leader punctured near the skate park. :(

Andy Pixton kindly "volunteered" to lead the group onwards while the leader fixed his puncture and then tried to catch up with the group.

I gather that the spring line road was as challenging as ever to the group. Ursula & I caught the group up as they ascended Ashbury Hill. I think everybody enjoyed the descent down to Lambourn where, after a short rest by the church, we climbed to the top of Hackpen Hill and the return to Grove via the Letcombes.

Thanks to Nick for sweeping and Andy for picking up the lead duties to Ashbury.
Distance:
47.20 km (29.33 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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