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Sat Mar 23rd 2019
2* Saturday Half Day Ride 2*
Leader:
Jon Townsin
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Half day ride (45-55km / 30-40 miles), 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.

We're off to Lambourn via The Letcombes and Hackpen Hill. No sooner we're down off the Ridgeway than we're heading back up a gentle climb, past Ashdown House and down Ashbury Hill.
We'll stop for refreshment at Ashbury village cafe before heading east along the spring line, as far as Compton Beauchamp.

From there it's a gentle amble across the vale and back via Denchworth.

A ride of just over 50 km at 2 star pace and we'll be stopping at the top of hills and Ashdown House.

Please let me know by text if you're planning to come so I can advise the cafe.
Riders:
Barry Stanton
Chris Bailey
David Jackson
Des Higgs
Guy Yeates
Jane John
John Groves
John Tranter
Jon Townsin
Karl Blake
Lee Ann Norris
Nicole Pethybridge
Paul Bentley
Philip Blampied
Richard Pethybridge
Stephanie Haddrell
Steve Swanton
Riders = 17

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
A pleasantly spring like day with more sun than was promised !

17 riders in all turned out so we split the ride for the route out of Wantage but regrouped in the quieter roads. A warm welcome back for Guy who hasn't risen with us for a while.

Everyone coped well with the climbs including the grind up the back of the escarpment!

The tea rooms at Ashbury gave us a fright by posting on top of the Ridgeway that they don't open on Saturdays! Luckily they did and coffee, tea and cakes were enjoyed, although I think we overwhelmed them, if speed of service is a measure!
Distance:
50.00 km (31.07 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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