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Tue Apr 23rd 2019
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2*
Leader:
Gareth Smith
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.

Out via Denchworth and Lyford to Southmoor. Bridge over the A420. Then along to Hinton Waldrist. Back via Pusey and Charney Bassett. 18.7miles. We should be back before dark but bring lights.
Report:
The weather seemed to threaten rain before we set off, but true to the forecast the evening was fine and dry. A steady ride out towards Southmoor followed by the foot/cycle bridge over the A420. A short stop in Hinton Waldrist by the church - and near the site of the former castle followed by the gentle downhill to Charney Basset via Pewsey. Crossing the A420 again was not so difficult as the traffic had eased by this time of the evening. We had been informed of a cycling time trial taking place along part of our route back from Charney Bassett but we didn't meet any of the competitors - At least until the 3* ride caught us up between Denchworth railway bridge and Grove when some riders sped back.
Distance:
30.09 km (18.70 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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