Loading Rides and Events

« All Rides and Events

  • This event has passed.

Short ride to Oxford Garden Centre

Sunday, 10 November 2019 - 9:30am

Another go at a long loop to the garden centre at South Hinksey, taking in Boars Hill

Ride report

While others played away, seven members took advantage, on a glorious, sunny autumn morning, of a short spin out west led by Stephen Lee.  After the previous days’ persistent rain, slippery leaves and some standing water were to be expected, but not the flood, as we turned for home at Fyfield, in the A420 underpass. Axle-deep and still sinking, everyone teetered briefly – what lay in the depths ahead? – and at least two riders emerged reflecting on the benefits of waterproof socks.

After such excitement, Old Boars Hill held no fear. It was taken gently, without fuss or braggadocio, before the descent to coffee at the Oxford Garden Centre, South Hinksey. The brownies and flapjacks were fine, and though the cheese scones were dry and not a patch on Waterperry’s, this meant little, it had been a delightful and memorable ride.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Leader back from coffee

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Broad Street, Oxford 9:30am

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


Oxford Garden Centre 11:30am

For about half an hour.


Oxford area 12:15pm
All of the times (apart from the start time) are approximate only, as weather or punctures may affect them.

Ride options

Ride option Distance Pace

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

34km 18kph

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.

Leave a Reply