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Ride straight to early lunch, no coffee stop

Sunday, 3 January 2016 - 10:00am

Starting the New Year as we mean to continue – on our bikes and keeping fit. For as long as we can remember, our first outing of the year has been to the Penny Black in Bicester. If it ain’t broke… Scope to shorten the route after lunch.

Ride report

We knew that it would be a day for the waterproofs, but in fact the rain did stop 15km from home, and there was even a patch of blue sky. To help us recover from Christmas excesses, our leader chose the hilliest possible route to Bicester and we followed without demur, knowing that it was for our own good. Nine met for lunch in Bicester, but they weren’t all riders: one arrived by train and another by car. Our ride reports never name and shame, but we know who you are and we have a long memory.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Ride venues and times

Venue Time


Broad Street, Oxford 10am


The Penny Black, Bicester


Oxford area
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

56km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.


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.