Your ride starts on the Lynch Way (also known as Gypsy Lane), a by-way to the left of the George and Dragon Pub (grid ref 512867). It’s uphill at first but don’t worry it does not last long before it levels off and remains virtually flat thereafter. Follow this beautiful stretch of by-way for about 2km before bearing left and passing through Prospect Farm. After the farm the track turns right and crosses the course of the old railway to Newbury for the first time. In a further 0.5km you’ll reach a T-junction with a by-way running East-West below the Ridgeway (grid ref 494842). Turn Left and follow on the compacted stone track for 400m. The track then narrows and becomes a pleasant grassy trial. Follow this for a little over 1km to reach the bridge over the old railway (grid ref 510833). Turn left over the bridge. You are now on a direct course back to Upton. Go straight on after the bridge following the tarmac of Boham’s Road. After 1km there is a fork, with the Boham’s Road bearing right as it heads down to Blewbury. Your route continues straight on, turning into a concrete road as it does so. Follow the concrete to just beyond The Kennels when again the road bears right and you continue straight ahead, this time on a grassy surface. Follow this for 1km and regain the shelter of the hedgerows for a while before joining the tarmac of Hollow Way. Descend Hollow Way taking care on the downhill which is quite steep. If you have young children on their own bikes, you must ensure their brakes work effectively and ensure they know how to use them. Any doubt, please walk with your child until you feel it is safe to ride again. At the bottom of Hollow Way just before the main road, there is a left turn onto a gravel track. This will take you back to the start of your ride. Make your way back to the Village Hall and sign in before heading for home or the pub!