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Offroad ride – Oct 2015 – Newbury

Sun 11 October 2015 - 10:00am

The Control Tower, (Old) Greenham Common Airfield

Our Saturday off-road ride flies South as winter approaches – all the way to West Berkshire.  This is also the Final Ride of CTC Wantage’s Newbury Series – not to be missed!

Come and enjoy some off-road fun on some of Berkshire’s most beautiful tracks. The route starts at the Control Tower on the old Greenham Common airfield, where there is plenty of free parking. It follows some of the easy trails around the Common before dropping down and heading through Newbury along the canal. A meander through the Lambourn Valley and over the M4 to Chieveley follows, before the reward of lunch/coffee at Chieveley services. Post refreshment the route continues via Hermitage and Bucklebury Common to Thatcham and the final climb back to Greenham. There is nothing technical about the route, there are no great climbs, and anyone with knobbly tyres and some enthusiasm should be able to cope! The pace will be that of the slowest and I expect to take about 5 hours to complete the route. Any questions, just give me a call – 07875 456521. If you plan to ride please let me know if you can.

New off-roaders are always welcome.  Please come with knobbly tyres.  There will be twisty and bumpy bits, but we wont be aiming to travel fast – just to enjoy ourselves in the countryside!

Keep an eye on the CTC Wantage website for any updates on the link below.

Ride report

8 riders turned out on what sounds like a great off-road ride.  You can find Richard’s full report on the Wantage website through the red button.


Sun 11 October 2015
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