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Tue Apr 23rd 2019
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4*
Leader:
Peter Cowan
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). May be hilly.

A fairly generic flat spin across the Vale with 2x rises to raise the heart rate. White Horse Hill optional, but advised.

Tight, tidy & brisk group riding on the flat, do your own thing on the hills. Regrouping on both.

Lights still advisable and If it's wet and you don't have mudguards, please stay at the back.
Report:
A close evening under ominous skys, 5 optimistic 4*'ers gathered at Old Mill Hall trusting in the forecasts and not bringing wet weather attire.
Early signs were not good, with the smell of rain in the air, cloud bursts were spotted over to the west, exactly where we were heading!
As we swooshed through Denchworth, we collected a lost and visibly confused Paul Jarvis to make it a tidy 6.
We pressed on towards the rides twin peaks of Kingston Lisle and the menacing Dragon Hill (one of Oxfordshire's top 10 dogging spots, according to todays Oxford Mail). No great differences in form today, so we quickly regrouped and descended back into the Vale, where we happened upon not 1, but 2 other CUK groups enjoying the warm and muggy evening.
We said goodbye (hi) to Phil at Hatford and continued onward towards Charney Bassett where we raised a glass (beer) in celebration of Franks' birth anniversary.
A nice time was had by all, and happily, we stayed dry on the outside.
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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