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Boxing Day Tweed Ride
Wednesday, 26 December 2018 - 10:30am
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Come and join a FLAT, short non-challenging (unless you have over-indulged!) ride.
If possible, raid that wardrobe or visit a charity shop to get hold of some tweed (but just come anyway if not) and dig out the oldest (roadworthy!) bike in your shed/garage. A chance to chat and laugh and end up in the pub. (Route subject to change depending on conditions)
Weird cyclists on weird bikes are part of Oxford culture and no one batted an eye as these 12 made their way to the Broad Street meeting point. Once assembled, however, it was a different matter. Tourists queuing up to take pictures of what they imagined to be an ancient Oxford tradition.
Not so! The tweed ride was the first of what may indeed one day become a tradition. Meanwhile, the sales assistant in the Fine Woollens & Tweeds shop was delighted to see this resurgence of the old fashioned look (see photo).
Ride venues and times
|Broad Street, Oxford|| 10:30am
Please arrive 5 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).
|Oxford area|| 12:00pm
Kings Arms for a drink and chat
|All of the times (apart from the start time) are approximate only, as weather or punctures may affect them.|
Ride options and attendance
Speed restriction applies to any old bikes
Please note: you need to log in to see the list of people who attended the ride.
|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.|
Total climbing: 75 m