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Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Des Higgs - 07798 941250
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Our leisurely and sociable 10-mile club rides are designed specifically with adult newcomers to cycling and youngsters in mind, or those who just want some relaxed and sociable exercise. We cover a distance of about 10 miles at a gentle pace of 8-10 mph, following quiet country lanes and the occasional easy off-road track. We stop regularly to catch our breath, to take in the views and anything that takes our interest along the way.
Sunset: 8:16pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm

Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Jo Little - 07900295322
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.

I have had to change the route a bit because of roadworks in Kingston Bagpuize. We'll go out to Denchworth , West Hanney, Charney Bassett, Stanford in the Vale and then back through Denchworth again.
A slightly shorter route than previously planned, but still 19 miles.

Sunset: 8:16pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28215829

Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Yearley - 07792 967607
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know. Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any two. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.
Sunset: 8:16pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm

Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nicole Pethybridge - 07789 228361
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.

A loop out to the west, via Goosey and Uffington, with a tasty little climb and descent at Compton Beauchamp. Then we run home via Shellingford and Park Lane.

26 miles / 42km.

Sunset: 8:16pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28387350

Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Frank Schroer - 0778 8800580
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

2-2.5 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). Lots of hills !

Out and back via A338 to avoid (known) roadworks.

This is a ride with plenty of climbs but this being the end of the summer season, I planned to cram in as much as possible before the daylight will disappear so the pace will be high (including on the hills). There are shortcut options if we fall behind, such as miss out on the Curridge loop (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28338720) or even miss out on Boxford/Winterbourne as well, but let's aim for doing the full route anyway and decide what we do based on progress.

Days are shortening quicker now, so working front and rears lights for last part (down Chain Hill, if not before) essential!

Sunset: 8:16pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28338640

Sat Aug 25th 2018
2* Saturday Half Day Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
1:00 pm
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.
Sunset: 8:07pm   Twilight Ends: 8:43pm

Tue Aug 28th 2018
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Our leisurely and sociable 10-mile club rides are designed specifically with adult newcomers to cycling and youngsters in mind, or those who just want some relaxed and sociable exercise. We cover a distance of about 10 miles at a gentle pace of 8-10 mph, following quiet country lanes and the occasional easy off-road track. We stop regularly to catch our breath, to take in the views and anything that takes our interest along the way.

Optional social stop at The Fox at Denchworth at the end of the ride.
Sunset: 8:01pm   Twilight Ends: 8:36pm

Tue Aug 28th 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Jan McCabe - 07818 041362
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.

Optional social stop at The Fox at Denchworth at the end of the ride.
Sunset: 8:01pm   Twilight Ends: 8:36pm

Tue Aug 28th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Yearley - 07792 967607
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know. Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any two. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.

Optional social stop at The Fox at Denchworth at the end of the ride.
Sunset: 8:01pm   Twilight Ends: 8:36pm

Tue Aug 28th 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nick Dunton - 07774 838310
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

An easy spin this evening: out via Lains Barn Lane, Lockinge, Ginge, East Hendred, Featherbed Lane, Steventon, Hanneys, Denchworth, where there is an optional stop for refreshment at the Fox. There will not be a led ride back to Grove. And remember you will almost certainly need lights if you are cycling back to OMH post-pub.

Sunset: 8:01pm   Twilight Ends: 8:36pm
Proposed Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7396229

Tue Aug 28th 2018
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Vacant Ride leader required
Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). May be hilly
Sunset: 8:01pm   Twilight Ends: 8:36pm

Sat Sep 1st 2018
Isle of Wight Special 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Katherine Boyce - 07817 727563
Start Time:
8:00 am
Start Location:
Lymington
Description:
UPDATE 5th August: there has been so much interest in this ride that we are going to do 2 groups with a maximum of 12 riders for each. Currently there are a maximum of 5 places left. One group, led by Katherine Boyce will catch the ferry at 0740. The second group will be led by John Tranter and leave at 0840. Katherine is setting up a Whatsapp group for the ride. If you have asked to go on the ride and haven't got whatsapp, Katherine will contact you with details of how to join. If you are joining after this date, Katherine will add you.

As we need to have even numbers in the 2 groups, you may have to be given a group if they need evening up :)

Based on the ride that John Talbot did for many years, this uses what I think was the nicest of the rides he did. Although this is just over a 100km riding with just shy of 1400m of climbing, done at the right pace, this is a very accessible ride that takes in the best of the Isle of Wight. Glorious views, swooping hills and a ferry ride at Cowes (�ᅵ�£1), what more could you ask for .

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO COME NUMBERS ARE LIMITED TO 12

We will catch the 08:40 ferry from Lymington Pier (SO41 5SB). We will travel as day return foot passengers (�£16.40 for adults and �£12.30 for 60+, tickets can be bought online in advance or at the ticket office before sailing), bikes are carried free of charge. The crossing takes 40 minutes. There is a pay and display car park at the ferry terminal (�£6.70 for 2-16hrs). Bring enough change for the machines or alternatively you can use Ringgo up to 3days before to pay for your ticket, see here http://www.wightlink.co.uk/go/isle-of-wight-ferry-routes-destinations/lymington-yarmouth-ferry/.

You must arrive at least 30mins before the ferry to allow time for parking, buying tickets and boarding. Boarding commences 15 minutes before sailing. We will car share as much as possible.

There is limited food on the ferry (tea, coffee, cakes, toast) but there is a cafe at the ferry terminal if you want to arrive early enough to grab some breakfast!

We'll stop at the Old World Tea Rooms in Godshill for a late morning cuppa/comfort break. Lunch stop will be at the Toll Gate Cafe next to the harbour in Bembridge. We'll aim to stop for an afternoon tea/ice cream and comfort break at Cowes dependant on the time. Return ferry will either be the 17:05 or 18:05 from Yarmouth.

I've provided last years route below, this may change in the coming month.

Sunset: 7:52pm   Twilight Ends: 8:26pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20630717

Tue Sep 4th 2018
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Steve Swanton - 07857 527990
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Our leisurely and sociable 10-mile club rides are designed specifically with adult newcomers to cycling and youngsters in mind, or those who just want some relaxed and sociable exercise. We cover a distance of about 10 miles at a gentle pace of 8-10 mph, following quiet country lanes and the occasional easy off-road track. We stop regularly to catch our breath, to take in the views and anything that takes our interest along the way.
Sunset: 7:45pm   Twilight Ends: 8:19pm

Tue Sep 4th 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
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.
Sunset: 7:45pm   Twilight Ends: 8:19pm

Tue Sep 4th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know. Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any two. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.
Sunset: 7:45pm   Twilight Ends: 8:19pm

Tue Sep 4th 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.
Sunset: 7:45pm   Twilight Ends: 8:19pm

Tue Sep 4th 2018
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nick Fisher - [javascript protected email address]
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.
Sunset: 7:45pm   Twilight Ends: 8:19pm

Sun Sep 9th 2018
Easy on a Sunday morning Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Robin Tucker - [javascript protected email address]
Start Time:
10:00 am
Start Location:
WMP
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.

The rides will be 15-20 miles, on quiet local tracks through the woods, and maybe up to the Ridgeway. Pace equivalent to 2*, best on a mountain bike, but a cyclocross bike and if dry a robust hybrid will be fine. Call/email Robin if you would like to know more.
Sunset: 7:34pm   Twilight Ends: 8:08pm

Sat Sep 15th 2018
Easy Saturday Afternoon Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
2:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Monthly 16-32km (10-20 miles) family and social afternoon ride, usually with a tea stop, at a riding pace of 13-16km/h (8-10mph). Occasional short or gentle climbs.
Sunset: 7:20pm   Twilight Ends: 7:53pm

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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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