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4SundayNOVEMBER

All-day Ride

94 km  x5  x2  x1
Ride Category
A mainly flat ride with a couple of surprise hills thrown in for good measure.

Leaving Wantage market place we headed off to Uffington via Denchworth and Goosey, and then had a quick stop to take off a layer or too as it was not as cold as we thought it would be. Onwards and up a couple of hills out of Shrivenham and in Coleshill, before having another stop to put some waterproofs on as the rain was becoming more persistent. We decided against a coffee stop in Lechlade preferring to aim on getting to the lunchstop a bit earlier. From Lechlade we wove around some villages in the Southern Cotswolds and had a surprise hill before heading on down to Bampton. The stop for lunch at Bampton Garden Centre was eagerly anticipated and I hope met expectations (there was food, it was warm, we were in the dry - what more do you want?).

Out again for the last leg. Celebrations were had just outside West Hanney as I hit my target for 5,000 miles in this calendar year, with 57 days in hand......I was tempted to stop cycling there and then, but decided it was probably better to finish the ride :-)

A nice flat run back to Wantage.

Thank you all who joined.