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Sun May 12th 2019
Easy on A Sunday Morning Off Road Ride 2*
Leader:
Robin Tucker
Start Time:
10:00 am
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Regular off-road rides for 2018 we are toning these down and keeping them closer to Wantage. Free parking at The Beacon, and meet at Wantage Market Place, by King Alfred.
Riders:
Barry Baker
Robin Tucker
Riders = 2

Weather:
sunny
Report:
A wonderful sunny day, but not too hot. So we decided a moderately ambitious route to Uffington White Horse Hill.

This took us up Lark Hill, then across and up the field on the side of Chain Hill. Then a bit of Ridgeway and across to the fun, rutted descent at Seven Barrows.

From there, we followed the gallops, but not at a gallop, northwards towards the White Horse. The grass was a bit draggy, but we kept turning the pedals - 29-inch wheels definitely an advantage here. Reaching the highest point in Oxfordshire we paused to admire the 360-degree views, and for a quick selfie.

Then we followed the Ridgeway East, to Jolly Green Giant, which made for a rapid fun descent before heading for home.
Distance:
35.41 km (22.00 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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