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17WednesdayAUGUST

Wednesday Evening Vale Loop

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.

Flat 40k ride in the Vale.

Out along the spring line road to Fawler. Down past Uffington to Longcot. Hoping for a tailwind to Hatford and on back through Denchworth.

(Advisable to bring lights in case of delay.)

8:24 pm   
21SundayAUGUST

Chiltern Hills Away Ride

Peter Wrench - 07843 346050
9:00am at Benson St Helen's Avenue OX10 6RY
Ride Category

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).

Starting from Benson, free parking on St Helen's Avenue, this is a hilly figure of eight through the Chiltern Hills and presents a decent climbing challenge. Includes six respectable climbs where the usual regrouping at the top will take place. Lunch stop after 54km at Coffee on the Green, Stokenchurch. Probable late cake stop after 83km at The Spire & Spoke, Watlington at the foot of the last and most challenging climb (avoidance is possible if you bring a note from your mum).

8:16 pm   
22MondayAUGUST

Staycation Extra Ride - White Horse Gliding Centre

Chris Walters - 07901 827132
10:00am at Wantage Market Place
½
Ride Category

Along the Spring Line road to Bourton and then a detour around Shrivenham to pass the Gliding Centre before dropping back into Watchfield and on to Bloomfields for coffee.

Back via Baulking.

8:13 pm   
23TuesdayAUGUST

Tuesday Morning Ride

Richard Saunders - 07766503212
10:00am at Wantage Market Place
½
Ride Category

Tuesday Morning – A morning Blue grade social ride for three hours (50-60km) starting from Wantage and returning by 13:00. May include a refreshment stop during or after the ride.

8:11 pm   
24WednesdayAUGUST

Wednesday Evening Ride

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.

8:09 pm   
25ThursdayAUGUST

Staycation Extra Ride - Popham Airfield

Chris Walters - 07901 827132
9:00am at Great Shefford
Ride Category

Ride over the various downs to Popham airfield for lunch - menu - I'm sure Pete will be happy with bappage on offer.

Quite a lumpy ride, but plenty of awesome countryside to take in.

Start in Great Shefford, park on the east side of the road where the What3Words points to.

8:07 pm   
26FridayAUGUST

Staycation Extra Ride - Membury Airfield

Chris Walters - 07901 827132
10:00am at Wantage Market Place
½
Ride Category

A lumpy morning ride to Hungerford via Lambourn for coffee at the Honesty cafe, taking a quick detour to Membury airfield on the way.

Back via Boxford and Chain Hill

8:05 pm   
27SaturdayAUGUST

Staycation Picnic - Uffington

Chris Walters - 07901 827132
11:00am at Wantage Market Place / Uffington
½
Ride Category

Ride from Wantage Market Place at 11:00 or meet us by the shop in Uffington at around 12:00 for an al fresco scoff.

Be aware there are no public loos, but plenty of discreet nearby bushes ;-)

8:03 pm   
28SundayAUGUST

Welcome Ride - Abingdon

Nick Dunton - 07774 838310
9:00am at Wantage Market Place
½
Ride Category

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 mostly familiar route with a few tweaks thrown in to maintain interest. Refreshments in Abingdon.

8:00 pm   
30TuesdayAUGUST

Tuesday Ride

10:00am at Wantage Market Place
½
Ride Category

Summer Tuesday – A Blue or Red grade social ride for five hours (70-90km) starting from Wantage and returning by 15:00. Will usually include a refreshment stop during the ride

7:56 pm