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Half-day ride to Waterperry

Sunday, 8 March 2020 - 9:30am

A slightly longer than usual short ride, this month, but mostly flat: a standard circuit of Otmoor, going gently via Islip, Charlton, Murcott, Oakley, Worminghall and Waterperry with a stop for coffee at Waterperry Gardens.

Ride report

Despite a not altogether favourable weather forecast, including blustery showers and a steady south-west breeze, eleven cyclists attended Sunday’s half-day ride, a circuit of Otmoor. In the event, the rain held off until after mid-day and amounted to no more than a single light shower at Horspath as we neared home, while for much of the outward journey beyond Islip the wind had settled in pleasantly behind, bringing ease and quiet, some of it in sunshine. We made the approach to Worminghall through Horton cum Studley, rather than by the published route via Oakley which is more exposed, but as things turned out the wind never really threatened to be a problem. Refreshment was taken at Waterperry Gardens.

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Ride leaders

Role Name

Leader back from coffee

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Broad Street, Oxford 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).


Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry 11:30am

For about half an hour.


Oxford area 1:00pm
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

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

47km 17kph

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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