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Mince pie ride to Uffington and Faringdon

Sunday, 8 December 2019 - 9:00am

Please book lunch before 6pm Friday and note 9am start

It’s our annual ride to White Horse Hill for mince pies and mulled wine. A long stretch to coffee with a climb over Boars Hill and a hard climb to the top of White Horse Hill before mulled wine and mince pies. Like many local clubs, we will join Cycling UK Wantage’s annual festive ride in support of the Whiz-Kidz charity. Make it more of an event by adding Antlers and /or tinsel to you or your bike.

Ride report

There were strong headwinds all the way to Uffington and our arrival was delayed by 2 punctures and a loose wheel. Another puncture delayed our departure for lunch and we then cycled in rain all the way to Faringdon. The ride leader’s Satnav played up from Uffington causing several false turns until all was resolved by turning it off and on again. A tailwind assisted our return.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Broad Street, Oxford 9:00am

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).


White Horse Hill, National Trust car park, Uffington 10:50am

For about half an hour.


The Bell Hotel, Faringdon 12:15pm

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

77km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

72km 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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