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Away-day ride to Bourton and Burford

Sunday, 20 November 2022 - 9:30am

Start from Woodford Way car park in Witney for a ride into the Cotswolds and back along the Windrush valley. Most of the hills are before lunch leaving a flat ride back. Make sure you bring your lights as it will be dusky by the time we finish.

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Ride report

It was a beautiful sunny morning as 8 of us left Witney for a scenic and hilly ride into the Cotswolds. Our coffee stop was a good 18 miles into the ride so we were ready for our cake by the time we got to Bourton on the Water. There was some more significant climbing to be done before we got to Burford for our lunch and that was also when the rain decided to pay us a short half an hour visit. But it just made us pedal faster! We went to Burford Garden Centre for lunch where we found a big mirror which helped me take a selfie much more easily than by normal efforts. After lunch the sun came out again and the low sun behind us for the short ride back to Witney really highlighted the views again.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Woodford Way car park, Witney 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).


(To be arranged) 11:00am

In Bourton


The Royal Oak, Burford 1:15pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 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

76km 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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