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  • Sun 19 January, 2020

    Sunday ride to Witney and Tackley

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    A hilly way to Hunters in Witney avoids a lot of the Farmoor road. After coffee we flirt with the Cotswolds on our way to lunch in Tackley.

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  • Sun 12 January, 2020

    Sunday morning ride ride to Yarnton

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    A gentle ride to start the year, calling in at Yarnton Nurseries for coffee.

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  • Sun 12 January, 2020

    Away-day ride to Watlington and Skirmett

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    The best of the Chilterns, cycling through the picturesque village of Turville into Marlow for coffee before journeying across Hambleden Weir into the delightful village of Hambleden.

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  • Sun 5 January, 2020

    Sunday ride to Frilford and Eynsham

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    As it’s the first Sunday ride of the year we will have a very short post lunch trip back to Oxford. Almost the same route as this time last year, but a little longer to avoid cars on the wrong side of the road on a dangerous corner and necessitating avoidance procedures.

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  • Wed 1 January, 2020

    Otmoor Chez Sue

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    It was a lovely dry day with a hint of sun and no wind. We had a brisk cycle round the Otmoor loop before coming back to mine for baked potatoes, chilli sauces (meat and veg alternatives) along with salads. Dessert and mince pies were kindly donated.
    £180 in donations was raised for Alzheimers Research.

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  • Sun 29 December, 2019

    Sunday ride to Bicester and Duns Tew

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    After rather too many ‘eventful’ rides, this was nice and dull – although the lanes, the views, the lunch and eventually the weather were anything but.

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  • Thu 26 December, 2019

    Boxing Day Tweed Ride

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    This Boxing Day tradition may be building. Twelve last year became 16 riders this. Our ride was loury and smurry but at least not glincey. So, having exhausted Oxford’s main landmarks (yes including OUP HQ!), and taking lots of photos we headed for the pub for recuperative mulled wine and coffee, reflecting on a job well done.

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  • Sun 22 December, 2019

    Sunday ride to Waterperry and Welcome Break Services

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    The last ride of the year – at least in proper cycle clothing 🙂 A few hills but nothing too much with the possibility of cutting short the ride if the gloom descends and fails to lift the Christmas cheer!

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  • Sun 15 December, 2019

    Sunday ride to Benson and Chalgrove

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    Ride leader’s report
    It must have been our lucky day. The weather forecast was for strong gusty wind, boarderline on cancelling the ride. Sunday morning dawned with barely a quiver on the branches in the garden. After punctures in the last 2 Sundays, and the puncture fairy apparently working overtime on the midweek ride, the fairy had a day off and we were puncture free.

    After picking up a few people on the way out of town, we split into 2 groups as we left Oxford. With the weather better (warmer, less windy, dry) than everyone expected, we made a hilly route (via Garsington) to coffee in Benson who copped with tthe numbers easily.

    With varying amounts of surface water from the previous week’s rain, we went up into the Chilterns, followed by a pay back descent into Ewelme, soon after which we saw the local tandem group (for the second time) cycling the other way.

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  • Sun 8 December, 2019

    Mince pie ride to Uffington and Faringdon

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    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.

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  • Sun 1 December, 2019

    Sunday ride to Waterperry and Cuxham

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    James’ report

    A cold but quite dry day, with a stiff north breeze. A roundabout route to coffee, some of us seeing a normal looking pheasant but with a white head near Beckley. Jackie met us at coffee having been delayed by a “shoes issue”. Note, if you use waterproof socks, you don’t notice when your shoes are wet – until the next time you put them on, so after using waterproof socks, check your shoes for wetness!.

    After coffee there was a puncture in Shabbington, where a committee of 5 evolved :

    1. Feeler for sharp objects around the inside of the outer tyre
    2. Sorter outer/putter away of the old tube
    3. Pump provider
    4. Pumper upper
    5. Puncture victim, doubling up as wheel remover/refitter.

    Suprisingly, there was no general offerer(s) of “helpful advice”.

    After eventually getting the back wheel on, it was found the tyre had quite a cut in it, so the wheel fitting process was repeated and a £5 was used as a tyre boot. The off road section was quite an acceptable surface. With good views across the the Chilterns, and also to the west we continued to Pyrton where another puncture occured (another less financial tyre boot required), so 4 continued to lunch, with the remainder joining us a bit later. A good lunch at the Half Moon in Cuxham was had, and all ordering/payments went smoothly this time.

    After lunch was an uneventful run back into Oxford.

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  • Sun 24 November, 2019

    Sunday ride to Waterperry and Ickford

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    A dull day, but a good one for cycling with little wind and no rain to speak of. There was a large turnout for coffee (22) with 14 riding on to lunch. There was heavy rain the night before which meant that the planned trip via the Uni Parks was not risked but apart from that and some large puddles on the roads we kept to the route easily enough. We saw a huge number of cyclists out and about. We all know Brill has a strange attraction for cyclists but it still seemed to be more than usual. The short ride home after lunch was appreciated as we needed our lights on from about 3.30.

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