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Sat Jan 24th 2015
Saturday afternoon ride from Grove 2*
Leader:
Glen Savegar
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Monthly 45-55km (30-40 miles) afternoon ride, 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.

Our first 2* Saturday outing of the year, and a chance to explore some of the villages and quiet lanes of the vale, before calling off at The Rookery Faringdon for tea.

Distance will be at the lower end of our guidelines, but decent lights are still essential in case of delays. A couple of moderate climbs, but always at a comfortable pace for all.

OMH, Letcombes, Childrey, Sparsholt, Westcot, Kingston Lisle, Uffington, Fernham, Little Coxwell, Faringdon (Tea), Fernham, Baulking, Goosey, Denchworth, OMH.

Approx 49 kms (30 miles)
Report:
A deceptively chilly afternoon but accompanied by glorious sunshine, the vale looking really lovely in the low winter light as we wound our way towards Faringdon.

After tea it was time to wrap up again and head for home, the light and temperature now fading rapidly. A slight change to the planned route due to the railway bridge closure at Uffington junction saw us return via Shellingford and Hatford.

Thanks everyone! :-)

Glen S
Distance:
49.70 km (30.88 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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