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Away-day ride to Brightwalton and Chilton Foliat

Sunday, 8 March 2020 - 9:30am

Please book lunch before Friday 6pm

Another opportunity to visit the rolling downs between Wantage and Hungerford. Only 6 miles to coffee, but it is up Chain Hill.

Ride report

Although gusty, the winds were not nearly as fierce as several previous weekends. Twelve of us set off from Wantage and cycled to the farm shop at Saddleworth for coffee and cake. It was only 6 miles but almost all steeply upwards, starting with Chain Hill. Refreshed by coffee and delicious home made cakes, we cycled south along narrow country lanes which were flooded much like the last time we took a similar route. Several cars appeared to take pleasure in splashing us and while it did rain, it was not as much as forecast and the ride after lunch was dry. The sun shone on the Downs all the way back to Wantage.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes

Start

Limborough Road Car Park, Wantage 9:30am

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).


Coffee

Saddleback Farm Shop, Brightwalton 10:00am

For about half an hour.


Lunch

The Wheatchief, Chilton Foliat 12:45pm

For about an hour.


Finish

Limborough Road Car Park, Wantage 4:00pm
All of the times (apart from the start time) are approximate only, as weather or punctures may affect them.

Ride options and attendance

Ride option Distance Pace Attendees

Full ride

70km 20kph

The pace listed above is the average pace we do, so in general when cycling along the flat we will go a bit faster than the average pace. Please be aware of this if you are wondering whether you will be able to keep up on the ride.

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