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Mountain bike ride to Berinsfield

Saturday, 16 April 2022 - 10:00am

A mostly off-road ride to Berinsfield and back with a loop up to Shotover for a challenge at the end. There is a bit on the route that is usually very boggy, waterproof socks or the acceptance of wet feet may be required! This route is not suitable for road bikes – gravel or MTB only.

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Ride report

Six set off on this off-road ride to Wet n Wild at Berinsfield and then doubled back and up to Shotover for the lovely tracks and views. Five of us were on Mountain Bikes or large tyred gravel bikes but Matthew came along on a 30 year old Dawes town bike. The tracks were really dry though, amazingly so for this time of year, and Matthew took it in his stride. It cannot have been the most comfy of rides but he got up all the hills and, even more impressive, down them safely. (His rear mudguard didn’t make the full trip unfortunately). We had the most perfect weather for this ride, sunny and warm with hardly any wind and it was wonderfully quiet on the tracks with no worries about traffic.

GPX files

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes

Start

BuildBase 10:00am

Watlington Road OX4 6LN


Lunch

The Wandering Kitchen at Wet n Wild 11:00am

For about an hour.


Finish

Oxford area 2:00pm
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

32km 10kph

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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