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Tue Dec 12th 2017
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 - 20 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: 3:56pm   Twilight Ends: 4:36pm

Wed Dec 13th 2017
Turbo Training Add to Calendar
Contact:
Sara Ward - 07900 911201
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Indoor turbo session of approximately 1 hour's duration, will comprise of a warm up, a workout focusing on different elements of training and a warm down. Different leaders plan and deliver each session, accompanied by a soundtrack. Amount of exercise is determined individually so sessions are suitable for riders of all levels. Turbo set up time from 6.30.

This is the last session in 2017 and (as traditional) will include a festive flavour.

If you have not attended a session before, please read the following document listed in 'Proposed Route' below and contact the ride leader if you have any questions.
Sunset: 3:56pm   Twilight Ends: 4:36pm
Proposed Route: http://www.cyclingukwantage.org.uk/blog.php?p=751

Sat Dec 16th 2017
Easy Saturday Afternoon Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Steve Swanton - 01235 764257
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Family and social afternoon ride (16-32km / 10-20 miles), usually with a tea stop, at a riding pace of 13-16km/h (8-10mph). Occasional short or gentle climbs.

A flat ride around the Vale with a tea stop in Grove at the end.

Sunset: 3:56pm   Twilight Ends: 4:36pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26589494

Sun Dec 17th 2017
Regular Wantage Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nick Dunton - 07774 838310
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
WMP
Description:

Nearly the shortest day, so only 74 km but bring lights as we will almost certainly finish in the gloom. Hilly first half with some small, muddy lanes; second half is flatter on larger roads. Out over Chain Hill, though to Isleys to Four Points, then down Streatley Hill [optional coffee stop in Streatley, c. 30km]. Then through minor lanes to Ipsden. Climb again to Nuffield and then the brilliant descent of Brixton Hill. Lunch in Catherine’s Café, Wallingford @ 53km. Then home through Didcot, Harwell and the A417 [I may vary the route home for a little extra mileage, depending on group composition, timing, weather, etc.].

Sunset: 3:56pm   Twilight Ends: 4:37pm
Proposed Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11311837

Tue Dec 19th 2017
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 - 20 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: 3:57pm   Twilight Ends: 4:37pm

Sat Dec 23rd 2017
Saturday Half Day Ride 2* Add to Calendar
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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: 3:59pm   Twilight Ends: 4:39pm

Sat Dec 30th 2017
Fifth Saturday Special 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Katherine Boyce - 07817 727563
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
WMP
Description:
All-day touring ride (80-100km / 50-65 miles), lunch and possibly tea stop en route, at a riding pace of 18-22km/h (11-14mph). Not suitable for irregular riders. Climbing almost inevitable.

NOTE THE START IN WANTAGE. IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO PAY FOR PARKING TRY ORMOND ROAD. THERE IS FREE ON ROAD PARKING AVAILABLE.

A ride close to home but with lots of cafe opportunities! Providing the weather works for us we'll get most of the climbing out of the way in the morning - over the Ridgeway to Lambourn and then the lovely road back over the Ridgeway to Ashbury before descending back into the Vale to Shrivenham. We'll then skirt Highworth before Faringdon and a further descent, this time to the Thames. Brampton, Buckland, Charney, Denchworth and a return to Wantage via Grove.

Nearer the time I'll work out which cafes are open and on the day we can decide on how many stops. We should be back well before dark but please bring lights.

Sunset: 4:05pm   Twilight Ends: 4:45pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26586600

Tue Jan 2nd 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 - 20 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: 4:08pm   Twilight Ends: 4:48pm

Sat Jan 6th 2018
Saturday Half Day Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Katherine Boyce - 07817 727563
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Half day ride (60-70km / 38-45 miles), with a tea stop, riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). Likely to visit distant destinations. Not suitable for irregular riders. Climbing likely.
Sunset: 4:13pm   Twilight Ends: 4:52pm

Tue Jan 9th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
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Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 - 20 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: 4:17pm   Twilight Ends: 4:56pm

Sat Jan 13th 2018
Saturday Half Day Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
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.
Sunset: 4:23pm   Twilight Ends: 5:01pm

Sat Jan 13th 2018
Saturday Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
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Start Time:
10:00 am
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Off-road ride for those who like their rides bumpy and (sometimes) muddy on second Saturday mornings. The rides will be about 20 miles, mostly off-road, and aim to finish in time for a late lunch (whether together or heading for home). We adjust the ride to suit the riders and the weather, but in general the terrain will be rough, so a mountain-bike in good condition and with knobbly tyres is recommended.
Sunset: 4:23pm   Twilight Ends: 5:01pm

Tue Jan 16th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
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Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 - 20 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: 4:27pm   Twilight Ends: 5:05pm

Sat Jan 20th 2018
Easy Saturday Afternoon Ride 1* Add to Calendar
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Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Family and social afternoon ride (16-32km / 10-20 miles), usually with a tea stop, at a riding pace of 13-16km/h (8-10mph). Occasional short or gentle climbs.
Sunset: 4:34pm   Twilight Ends: 5:11pm

Sun Jan 21st 2018
Regular Wantage Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:

All-day touring ride (80-100km / 50-65 miles), lunch and possibly tea stop en route, at a riding pace of 18-22km/h (11-14mph). Not suitable for irregular riders. Climbing almost inevitable.
Sunset: 4:35pm   Twilight Ends: 5:13pm

Tue Jan 23rd 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 - 20 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: 4:39pm   Twilight Ends: 5:16pm

Sat Jan 27th 2018
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: 4:46pm   Twilight Ends: 5:23pm

Tue Jan 30th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 - 20 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: 4:51pm   Twilight Ends: 5:28pm

Sat Feb 3rd 2018
Saturday Half Day Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Half day ride (60-70km / 38-45 miles), with a tea stop, riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). Likely to visit distant destinations. Not suitable for irregular riders. Climbing likely.
Sunset: 4:59pm   Twilight Ends: 5:34pm

Tue Feb 6th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 - 20 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: 5:04pm   Twilight Ends: 5:39pm

Sat Feb 10th 2018
Saturday Half Day Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
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.
Sunset: 5:11pm   Twilight Ends: 5:46pm

Sat Feb 10th 2018
Saturday Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
10:00 am
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Off-road ride for those who like their rides bumpy and (sometimes) muddy on second Saturday mornings. The rides will be about 20 miles, mostly off-road, and aim to finish in time for a late lunch (whether together or heading for home). We adjust the ride to suit the riders and the weather, but in general the terrain will be rough, so a mountain-bike in good condition and with knobbly tyres is recommended.
Sunset: 5:11pm   Twilight Ends: 5:46pm

Tue Feb 13th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 - 20 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: 5:17pm   Twilight Ends: 5:52pm

Sat Feb 17th 2018
Easy Saturday Afternoon Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Family and social afternoon ride (16-32km / 10-20 miles), usually with a tea stop, at a riding pace of 13-16km/h (8-10mph). Occasional short or gentle climbs.
Sunset: 5:24pm   Twilight Ends: 5:58pm

Sun Feb 18th 2018
Regular Wantage Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:

All-day touring ride (80-100km / 50-65 miles), lunch and possibly tea stop en route, at a riding pace of 18-22km/h (11-14mph). Not suitable for irregular riders. Climbing almost inevitable.
Sunset: 5:26pm   Twilight Ends: 6:00pm

Tue Feb 20th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 - 20 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: 5:30pm   Twilight Ends: 6:04pm

Sat Feb 24th 2018
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: 5:37pm   Twilight Ends: 6:11pm

Tue Feb 27th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
7:00 pm
Start Location:
Wantage Market Place
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 - 20 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: 5:42pm   Twilight Ends: 6:16pm

    
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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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