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Sat Nov 28th 2015
Saturday afternoon ride from Grove 2*
Steve Swanton
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
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.

THE RIDE IS ON! Let's go for it. There is squally weather forecast but it isn't due til about 3pm. So we can adjust as necessary. Please be prepared for showers.

With just over a week to go before the Mince Pie ride, I'm planning a route with a few ups and downs to get our climbing muscles in action before we tackle White Horse Hill next weekend. There will be (at least) two options for those who want to do some extra climbing (or not) with some short-cut options back to Grove too.

First, we'll tackle the Lains Barn climb before dropping into Lockinge to join Sustrans route 544. We'll climb steadily to Ginge and then use the Farm Track to East Hendred (road option via West Hendred for those that would prefer). We'll continue to Steventon where we can potentially split the group before heading back west across Cow Common. The shorter route (27m, see below) will loop round to Childrey via Goosey, coming back into Wantage via the track to East Challow. The longer route (31m) will loop round to Kingston Lisle and have the option of taking in the Letcombes as well (+2m).

Tea stop in Wantage at the Bay Tree Café at the end of the ride. Please bring a snack for a short stop at East Hanney, half-way around. Lights are required and will be needed for cycling home after tea.
Brian Hipwell
David Bridge
Des Higgs
John Tranter
Joy Arthur
Steve Swanton
Riders = 6

light rain showerswindy
Fortune favours the brave! Despite the forecast for squally showers later in the afternoon, as often happens the weather wasn't as bad as expected. The rain held off and although the breeze made us labour at times, we completed the ride as planned. Fuller report to come...
43.13 km (26.80 mi)
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Start Locations
Wantage Market Place
Old Mill Hall, Grove
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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