Sun 23 July, 2017
The climb from Watlington up to Christmas Common was just the start, with plenty more hills to come. There were 15 for coffee and cakes at the “No Car Café” at Turville Heath barn – a first visit for the club, but certainly not the last. 30km and 500 metres of ascent later there were 9 for lunch in Crowell. Highlights along the way included the Hell-Fire Caves at West Wycombe and the steam train departing at Chinnor. An earlier “highlight” was an encounter with a British Cycling road race when we Cycling UK tourists were unceremoniously cleared out of the way by the motorbike escort. The “highlight” came a few kilometres later when we overtook the unfortunate racers who had piled into one another – as is their wont. All of which brought to mind Aesop’s fable number 226: The Tortoise and the Hare. Full details »
Forthcoming rides and events
Sun 30 July, 2017
The ride will be led by Isis (rides for Women) as far as coffee at Annies in Thrupp
Sun 6 August, 2017
A mostly flat ride to coffee with some scenic hills from coffee to mid afternoon, with a proper pastry pie option for lunch
Sun 13 August, 2017
Away-day ride in the heart of the Chilterns with plenty of hills and tiny lanes. With over 1000m of ascent over a short distance, this is not a ride for the inexperienced.
Featured blog article
Downloading our gpx files for use on a Garmin Edge Several members have reported problems downloading our gpx files when using Microsoft’s Windows 10 browser: Edge. The quickest solution would be not use Edge (Chrome, Firefox and Opera don’t have this problem), but perhaps Edge has other advantages you want to keep. So, using Edge… Read More »
Our cycling club is based in Oxford and we run regular Sunday rides, usually leaving at 9:30am from Broad Street. One of our experienced ride leaders takes us into the country at an average pace of around 20 kph – which means riding at 22-24 kph on the flat. We stop for coffee, when riders choose either to return to Oxford or to continue on to lunch. We welcome new riders to join our friendly group, lovers of the 3 Cs: coffee, cakes and chat. Click here for more details.