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Return to Oxford day 2

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 - 9:30am

By the time we arrive back home, we will have ridden 456 kilometres and climbed 4465 metres in 5 days.

Ride report

Avoiding the hills near Marlborough, I went via Burbage and then on familiar roads near the Kennet and Avon Canal, passing the pumping station that feeds the canal at its highest point. Chilton Foliat with its road works left me wondering why Berkshire’s contractors can lay their tarmac patches flat and flush with the road, and Oxfordshire’s cannot. Quiet lanes soon got me to the fast descent into Lambourn where I had lunch. A cyclist and motor cyclist were chatting outside over coffee, I locked my bike to “I doubt he lifts that up very often”, referring to my camping load (which is quite modest compared to some loads I see). A gradual ride up, past the Seven Burrows burial mounds was the last climb of the day, followed by Blowingstone Hill with its annoying give way line at the bottom. The lanes via Goosey and Tubney saw some nice skies, and me home in time for afternoon tea, and to air the tent and sleeping bag.

GPX files

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


The Golden Swan, Wilcot 9:30am


Goodies Café, Lambourn 1:00pm

For about an hour.


Go Outdoors, Oxford 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

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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