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Welcome Ride - Abingdon

Chris Walters - 07901 827132
9:00am at Wantage Market Place
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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.

A gentle ride out via Cumnor to Abingdon and back via Lockinge. We'll grab coffee at R&R in Abingdon town centre.

A great ride to come on if you've been hiding away all winter - no major hills.

8:24 pm   
1WednesdayMAY

Wednesday Evening Ride

John Talbot - 07752 957363
6:30pm at Wantage Market Place
Ride Category

Summer Wednesday – Weekly evening ride from Wantage at Blue grade, which will complete before sunset. We will have a variety of paces and terrains across the summer season.

A few less travelled roads this evening including the easier way up onto the Berkshire Downs via Sparsholt Firs. Down Sheepdrove to Lambourn and back up the lovely Seven Barrows road. Drop down Blowingstone then a loop back to Wantage in the Vale. We've got two hours now before sunset but please bring lights in case of poor light or delays.

8:29 pm   
3FridayMAY

Farewell to Lyn

Chris Walters - 07901 827132
11:30am at The Royal Oak, Yattendon
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We have details of Lyn's cremation and wake, and rather fittingly it will involve a bike ride. Please let Chris know ASAP if you're riding, attending the cremation or attending the wake, so we can co-ordinate numbers with the family. Club cycling kit to be worn with pride and in remembrance.

From the family:

"The funeral will be at the West Berkshire Crematorium in Thatcham, Newbury, on Friday 3 May at 12:45.

Afterwards we would be glad to welcome you to the Royal Oak in Yattendon.

For those who wish to escort dad on his last journey by bicycle, a group of cyclists will meet at the Royal Oak before the funeral and form a cortège to follow Dad’s car. The group will be safely led by our funeral director Phil Riding, who is himself a cyclist. Timings for the cortège have yet to be confirmed but we expect the group to meet at around 11:30. You can leave cars in the village.

Cycle jerseys welcome for all, whether riding or not."

8:32 pm   
5SundayMAY

All-day Ride Woodborough Undulating

Peter Wrench - 07843 346050
9:00am at Wantage Market Place
Ride Category

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).

An undulating ride out through Aldbourne and Marlborough to the Whitehall garden centre at Woodborough where I remember they do an excellent lunch. Then a flatter section through Burbage and Froxfield before the last leg back over the Downs to Wantage. We can take additional refreshment stops along the way (e.g. Marlborough or Crofton) depending how we feel on the day.

8:35 pm   
8WednesdayMAY

Wednesday Evening Ride

6:30pm at Wantage Market Place
Ride Category

Summer Wednesday – Weekly evening ride from Wantage at Blue grade, which will complete before sunset. We will have a variety of paces and terrains across the summer season.

8:40 pm   
12SundayMAY

Blowingstone Boomerang Audax

Nick Dunton - 07774 838310
9:30am at Uffington
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Ride Category

Just to clarify, there is no led ride today. The Blowingstone-Boomerang audax is advertised because this is a second Sunday, which would normally mean a morning ride. There is also the Blowingstone-White Horse audax on the same day [103km], starting at 9.30. Both events are run under Audax UK regulations and there is a (small) entry fee. While we hope to be able to offer entry on the day, it would be enormously helpful if you can pre-enter either ride via the Audax UK website (link below) and pay by PayPal. That way you can receive the route details ahead of time to prepare, and we can ensure there is enough cake for everyone at the finish.

See Audax UK for entry details.

8:46 pm   
12SundayMAY

Blowingstone White Horse Audax

Nick Dunton - 07774 838310
9:30am at Uffington
Ride Category

A 103km audax event over the Berkshire and Marlborough Downs. Features some classic tough climbs and stunning scenery.

Refreshment stop in Marlborough and food and drink provided at the start and end included in the cost.

Pre-entry is preferred and costs £5.50 if you enter online at Audax UK.

8:46 pm   
15WednesdayMAY

Wednesday Evening Ride

6:30pm at Wantage Market Place
Ride Category

Summer Wednesday – Weekly evening ride from Wantage at Blue grade, which will complete before sunset. We will have a variety of paces and terrains across the summer season.

8:51 pm   
19SundayMAY

Away Ride

9:00am at TBD

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).

8:57 pm   
22WednesdayMAY

Wednesday Evening Ride

6:30pm at Wantage Market Place
Ride Category

Summer Wednesday – Weekly evening ride from Wantage at Blue grade, which will complete before sunset. We will have a variety of paces and terrains across the summer season.

9:01 pm   
26SundayMAY

Welcome Ride

9:00am at Wantage Market Place
½
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.

9:06 pm