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9SundayAUGUST

Morning Ride to Goring & Wallingford

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

Lets get those cobwebs blown away by starting with an ascent of Chain Hill. Then a roll (up and) down through the Ilsleys before the short but steep climb straight out of Compton. After that it's a thrilling drop down into Streatley, then pretty much a flat cruise on to Wallingford before threading our way home. Coffee stop options in Goring and Wallingford.

8:39 pm   
12WednesdayAUGUST

Wednesday Evening Ride

Louis Hall - 07767 220534
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 flat ride taking in two stables, a former county town and a tunnel.

The route goes east briefly on the A417 before veering south through Ginge and onto East Hendred. After Featherbed Lane we follow the old A34 to Abingdon.

We then turn west through Shippon and Tubney before tunnelling into Fyfield. Thereafter, we follow familiar Vale roads back to Wantage.

Expected return time is 20:15, but lights are advised.

8:33 pm   
16SundayAUGUST

Cotswold Water Park - Away Ride

Peter Wrench - 07843 346050
9:00am at Gateway Visitors Centre, South Cerney GL7 5TL
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).

Here we go again, another attempt to run the oft cancelled Cerney-Malmesbury loop. Cancelled in both Jan and Feb due to extreme weather, postponed by covid since then. Still at some risk from both of these I guess, so watch this space for news.

If the heatwave is still ongoing we may shorten the ride or add extra watering holes along the way. Bring a mask for cafe raids
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Please let me know by lunchtime Sat 15th if you are coming so I can control the bubble/leader situation.

8:25 pm   
19WednesdayAUGUST

White Horse Hill

Nick Stokell - 07582 483315
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.

Late summer excursion to White Horse Hill (Ken - this one's for you!). Flat ride except for a small pimple in the middle. Please bring lights in case we are delayed.

8:19 pm   
23SundayAUGUST

Welcome Ride

9:00am at Wantage Market Place
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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.

8:10 pm   
26WednesdayAUGUST

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.

8:04 pm   
27ThursdayAUGUST

London Sightseer

John Talbot - 07752 957363
9:00am at Hampton Hill
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I'm planning to ride the midweek version of this classic audax route around the sights of London. Mostly using quiet cycle routes you get to see all sorts of interesting places.

Despite only being just over 100km this isn't a quick ride so expect a full day's riding, i.e. a 5pm finish is quite possible.

Expect tourist/photo stops and you will need to be confident that you can deal with the London traffic in some locations, e.g. Trafalgar Square and The Strand.

Cobbles, bike gates, canalside paths, gravel, Royal parks, cable cars, steps and the kitchen sink all included. Standard road bike perfectly suitable though.

Refreshments will be taken in Kensington Gardens, the Olympic Park and Battersea Park.

Free on-street parking at the start location is straightforward and I suggest we car share as much as possible.

This is STRICTLY a pre-bookable ride on a first come first served basis. There will be one or two bubbles of up to six riders each. We'll probably need to leave more than two minutes between groups if we're to avoid running into each other at every traffic light!!

The route here will be tweaked slightly. This is the route I rode in 2017 and it's altered slightly since then.

8:02 pm   
30SundayAUGUST

Charlbury - Broadway Loop - Hilly

Peter Wrench - 07843 346050
9:30am at Charlbury Station carpark OX7 3HH
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...

A picturesque and hilly loop on Cotswold back lanes. Incorporating the challenge of Snowshill, so don't overdo it at lunch in Broadway beforehand.

NOTE 9;30AM START TIME.

Parking at Charlbury station is £2.50 all day on Sunday, payment by cash in the machine or via App. This is 26 miles and 50 minutes drive from Wantage.

Please drop me a text by lunchtime Sat 29th if you are coming so I can control the bubble/leader ratio.

FYI Monday is a bank holiday.

7:55 pm   
6SundaySEPTEMBER

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).

7:39 pm   
13SundaySEPTEMBER

Morning Ride

9:00am at Wantage Market Place
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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.

7:23 pm