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  • Sun 20 June, 2021

    Sunday ride to the spokes of Brill Hill

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    A short ride to coffee, followed by 3 ascents and 2 descents of the Brill hills where we will have a picnic lunch (provided) before 2 more descents and the remaining ascent before returning to Oxford – about 1000m of ascent in 86k. Picnic lunch will be provided* – if you would like to make a voluntary donation to Kates Home Nursing www.kateshomenursing.org/ *let ride leader know if any special dietary requirements. The map is an embedded link from Ride…

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  • Sun 13 June, 2021

    Sunday ride to Abingdon and Wallingford

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    A lovely warm and sunny day as we left Oxford via Cumnor Hill picking up Carmel near the Volvo garage and downhill all the way to Abingdon Market Square for coffee at our own choice of venue where we were joined by Phil, fresh from his lie-in. A relatively short journey to lunch, then via National Cycle Route 5 to Didcot and on though half a dozen South Oxfordshire villages to Wallingford for a picnic in the Kinecroft under the shade of a very big tree. Onward via Ewelme, Cuxham and under the M40 for a few miles on the almost deserted old A40, stopping to take on water in Tetsworth – a reminder that we need to drink more and take plenty of water with us on hot and sunny days! Finally home though the continuingly spectacular countryside around Great Milton and Cuddesdon before “flying” down the big hill into Horspath. A lovely day out enjoyed by all!

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  • Sun 6 June, 2021

    Sunday ride to Twyford

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    A group of 9 left from Broad Street and met a further 5 at the Barton roundabout. The weather stayed dry despite warnings of showers and it was noticeably warmer than the previous week. We had a coffee stop at the lovely Twyford Village Stores where the volunteers do a great job. And we all admired Miranda’s foldable bike that has huge rear cogs on it, meaning that Brill hill was a doddle for her.

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  • Sun 30 May, 2021

    Sunday ride to Waterperry and Cherwell Valley Services

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  • Sun 23 May, 2021

    Sunday ride to Benson (group 2)

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    Despite the ride leader’s temporary mislaying of two riders at Cuddesdon on the way out, resulting in a twenty-minute delay, Sunday’s route to Benson and back was much enjoyed by Group 2, who suffered just one heavy rain-shower, approaching the roundabout at Crowmarsh. At the Waterfront Café, hot food rather than cake was preferred. Much of the time we benefited from a following wind on the (largely warm and dry) return leg.

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  • Sun 23 May, 2021

    Sunday ride to Benson (group 1)

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    Only 7 of us in the end as 1 had cancelled through not owning waterproofs. A wise decision as we got caught in a couple of sharp cold showers. Lovely views of rolling Oxfordshire countryside to Benson Waterfront and back. We did stay dry at Benson.

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  • Sun 16 May, 2021

    Sunday ride to Watlington (group 2)

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    Four of us met at the start, but Iraj was only there to say hello, as he wasn’t feeling well enough to do the whole ride. We set off into the wind, and glad to get onto the smaller roads after Newington. The long rise after Ewelme wasn’t too bad, with the reward of some lovely bluebell woods at the top. A run along the top of the Chilterns took us tantalisingly close to the food stop in Watlington, but we kept on as far as the A40. We had a lovely run down Stockenchurch Hill, and heading to Postcombe, again ignoring signs for Watlington. Our arrival for lunch coincided with group 1 having a photo call before setting off. We enjoyed our last legally “must be outside” Sunday food stop before making the home straight past Chalgrove to Oxford.

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  • Sun 16 May, 2021

    Sunday ride to Watlington (group 1)

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    Five of us set off from Watlington, enjoying the quiet roads, lush green scenery and bluebells aplenty! There were also plenty of other cycling groups out and about, despite the horrendous weather forecast. We zigzagged our way from Ashton Hill to Watlington, where we demolished most of the carrot cake at Spire & Spoke and one of us even had a cheeky halfpint! We had a bit of a tailwind back to Oxford and only got lightly rained on as we came back in. Thanks to everyone who came along and made it such an enjoyable ride!

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  • Thu 13 May, 2021

    Mid-week ride to North Aston (group 1)

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    Just 3 riders were brave, or perhaps foolhardy enough to stay signed up for the ride to the Yurt Cafe in North Aston as the weather forecast was very poor. We actually stayed remarkably dry until after coffee at the Yurt Cafe within Nicholsons Garden Centre which was lovely with very good coffee and cakes and lots of tables under cover. Half way home, after a brief show of sun, the heavens opened and it rained continuously and heavily until we got home.

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  • Sun 9 May, 2021

    Sunday ride to Bampton (group 3)

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    Everyone who said they were coming turned up for group 3 in good time and we were able to set off for Bampton a little earlier than the published start time of 1030, enjoying a pleasant ride out, without too much contrary wind. On the way home a slight impetuousness took over and at Cumnor we found ourselves overtaking group 2. With the agreement of all in the group, the official ride concluded at the bottom of Cumnor Hill.

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  • Sun 9 May, 2021

    Sunday ride to Bampton (group 2)

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    Unusually, everyone was early, so we were able to set off 5 minutes early – possibly a club first! The extra 5 minutes was useful, as the road to Bampton seemed a bit longer than usual as we rode into the wind. The Yelford Road came as nice relief from the bigger roads up to that point. We managed to have brief outdoor conversations with the other groups as we overlapped with them at coffee. After coffee, the only notable climb of the day got us up to Buckland, soon after which we were able to cash in the morning’s head wind with a run of tail wind.

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  • Sun 9 May, 2021

    Sunday ride to Bampton (group 1)

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    After a damp early morning we met in sunshine at Broad St. A nice ride out even if on busy ish roads and blustery headwind. One rider stopped at coffee lured by plants and more coffee and chat with 2nd and 3rd groups. A great tail wind assisted return. One rider turned for Abingdon at Fyfield and then two more headed for ‘more hills’ at Cumnor leaving leader to complete ride alone (and drive back to pick up from Garden Centre!)

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