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13WednesdayDECEMBER

Winter Evening Ride

Chris Walters - 07901 827132
7:00pm at Wantage Market Place
Ride Category

Winter Wednesday – An evening ride for two hours starting from Wantage, when weather conditions permit. The ride will be Blue grade and will be on the flatter and smoother lanes of the Vale. Good lights are required. May end with a refreshment stop in Wantage.

Weather Watch - I'll be watching the weather and will take a decision to go ahead or not by 12:00 on Wednesday.

The 7th Winter Wednesday Ride of the 2017/ 2018 season which means were going to do the previous 5 rides BACKWARDS!
Not all at once! (breathe) We will do each of the past 5 rides in reverse to add variation and basically ride a completely different route.
This week we'll do a reversed route of the first Winter Wednesday ride ridden on the 1st of November through the flat lands of the Vale.

Leaving Wantage Market Place we head to Grove via Mill Street and the airplane on a stick, Denchworth Charney Bassett, Gainfield, Hatford, Shellingford, Fernham, Longcot, up Majors Road to Watchfield, Shrivenham, back down the Longcot Road.

Through Uffington, Baulking and then the A417 all the way back to Wantage. 48 km (30 miles) without a hill to speak of apart from the one at the end going through Challow which is dinky really. :)

3:56 pm   
17SundayDECEMBER

Cotswolds Away Ride

Chris Walters - 07901 827132
10:00am at Cerney Wick
Ride Category

Third Sunday – An all-day ride starting away from Wantage, so you'll need to either ride or drive out to the start point. The ride will be Blue or Red grade and include lunch and maybe other refreshment stops. The ride should finish by 17:00 (or 30 minutes before sunset during winter months).

A gentle 80km amble into the Cotswolds, with lunch at Malmesbury Garden Centre, and afternoon tea at the end of the ride at the Gateway Visitor Centre, Cerney Wick.

Note that later start time of 10:00, to allow the frost to disappear!

Please let Chris know by 17:00 on Thursday 14th if you intend to come.

3:56 pm   
20WednesdayDECEMBER

Winter Evening Ride

Adrian West - 07768 208124
7:00pm at Wantage Market Place
Ride Category

Winter Wednesday – An evening ride for two hours starting from Wantage, when weather conditions permit. The ride will be Blue grade and will be on the flatter and smoother lanes of the Vale. Good lights are required. May end with a refreshment stop in Wantage.

This is the last Winter Wednesday before Christmas so eggnog, Babycham, or a sherry in King Alfreds Head afterwards if you like.
A reverse route of the ride out to Abingdon we did in early November.

We head out West along the A417 turning into Circourt Road. We then turn left and ride past Asti's Stud and turn right at the T - Junction toward Charney. We go past the pub in Charney and turn right to Fyfield. A short dash up the A420 turing right into tubney where we proceed to Gozzards Ford, Shippon, Abingdon, Drayton, Steventon, The Hanneys, Denchworth and back to Wantage via Main Street in Grove. 50 km (30 Miles) with drinks in the pub for desert. I've not done this route before so see you there.
Merry Christmas

3:58 pm   
24SundayDECEMBER

Welcome Ride

John Talbot - 07752 957363
9:00am at Wantage Market Place
Ride Category

Fourth Sunday – A morning ride starting from Wantage especially aimed at welcoming new riders to the club. The ride will be Blue grade and may include a refreshment stop en route or at the end of the ride. Expect to be back around 12:00.

An easy ride for Christmas Eve deliberately sticking to roads unlikely to be affected by any frost or ice.

Out to Bampton via Faringdon and Clanfield for refreshments. Usual route back to Wantage via Buckland Hill.

4:00 pm   
27WednesdayDECEMBER

Winter Evening Ride

Adrian West - 07768 208124
7:00pm at Wantage Market Place
Ride Category

Winter Wednesday – An evening ride for two hours starting from Wantage, when weather conditions permit. The ride will be Blue grade and will be on the flatter and smoother lanes of the Vale. Good lights are required. May end with a refreshment stop in Wantage.

It's the last Wednesday ride of 2017 so we will be ending the ride at the Fox at Denchworth for a bit of a social if you're up for it. The ride will end at the Fox so you will need to make your own way back to Grove or Wantage after the ride.

A reversed route of the 3rd ride we did in November. A shorter flat route ridden at a pace comfortable for the slowest rider. We will keep the peloton tidy and together. There will be plenty of opportunities to shorten the route if we need to in case of bad weather, post over indulgence etc.

Lets burn off some turkey!

Out through Grove via Main Street, Denchworth, West Hanney, Garford, Frilford and Fyfield via Digging Lane. Longworth, Hinton Waldrist, Pusey, Gainfield, Charney, Denchworth, Grove, past the airplane on a stick and back to Wantage for some seasonal cheer. 43 km (27 Miles)

4:02 pm   
31SundayDECEMBER

New Year's Eve

John Talbot - 07752 957363
9:00am at Wantage Market Place
Ride Category

Fifth Sunday – Anything goes! May be a morning or all-day ride, starting in Wantage or elsewhere, and at Blue or Red grade, including refreshment stops appropriate to the ride. A chance to do something different...

Keeping it nice and simple for a pre-celebration ride on New Year's Eve. A 60km loop from Wantage over mostly familiar roads to Boars Hill. Refreshment stop in Abingdon on the way back to Wantage. Expecting to be back in our home town no later than 1pm.

Route may be subject to minor alterations dependant on weather and road conditions on the day.

4:06 pm   
3WednesdayJANUARY

Winter Evening Ride

Adrian West - 07768 208124
7:00pm at Wantage Market Place
Ride Category

Winter Wednesday – An evening ride for two hours starting from Wantage, when weather conditions permit. The ride will be Blue grade and will be on the flatter and smoother lanes of the Vale. Good lights are required. May end with a refreshment stop in Wantage.

Happy New Year!
I guess many of us have set a New Years resolution to ride more, so lets start with an epic night ride into the Thames Valley.

A reversed route of the ride we did on the 22nd of November.

Out to Grove via main Street and the airplane on a stick. Denchworth, Charney, Gainfield, Buckland, down the hill, over the Thames turning into the Great Brook road. We then continue to Cote, Shifford, Brighthampton, Standlake and Kingstone Bagpuize. Then we head back via Lyford, Denchworth, Grove and back to Wantage via one of the 3 routes through Grove, whichever takes our fancy. 48 km (30 miles)

4:09 pm   
7SundayJANUARY

All-day Ride

9:00am at Wantage Market Place

First Sunday – An all-day ride starting from Wantage. The ride will be Blue or Red grade and include lunch and maybe other refreshment stops - expect to be be back by 17:30 (or 30 minutes before sunset during winter months).

4:14 pm   
10WednesdayJANUARY

Winter Evening Ride

Adrian West - 07768 208124
7:00pm at Wantage Market Place
Ride Category

Winter Wednesday – An evening ride for two hours starting from Wantage, when weather conditions permit. The ride will be Blue grade and will be on the flatter and smoother lanes of the Vale. Good lights are required. May end with a refreshment stop in Wantage.

4:18 pm   
14SundayJANUARY

Morning Ride

Jenny Gower - 07795 123298
9:00am at Wantage Market Place
Ride Category

Second Sunday – A morning ride starting from Wantage. The ride will be Blue or Red grade and may include a refreshment stop en route or at the end of the ride. Expect to be back around 13:00.

Details to be added nearer the time

4:24 pm