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Welcome Ride - Bampton

 52 km  144 m  02:16  x13  x4
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A fantastic turnout to the first Corallian CC Welcome Ride.

A very warm welcome to all who braved this chilly autumn morning especially new riders Barry Gills, Hugo Pile, Olivia Pile, Mike Holmes and Barry Stanton.

13 of us left Wantage Market place and kept a good "Blue" pace and a nice tight group as we made our way north to Aston.
The group encountered some comical "You Should be riding single file!" instructions from a passing vehicle at one stage, but we all rode on chuckling to ourselves.

As predicted we arrived early at Aston Pottery and opted to go on to Bampton Garden Centre instead, saving time waiting for Aston Pottery to open.
The tea stop at Bampton Garden Centre was perfect with lots of coffee and large portions of cake for many. A regular stop in the future possibly?

Once refreshed we climbed Buckland Hill without too much effort and made our way back to Wantage via Charney, Denchworth and Grove as the morning turned into quite a pleasantly warm day and a very pleasant ride.

Thanks to all who came and see you all again on a Corallian ride soon