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Sunday away-day ride to Faringdon and Lechlade

Sunday, 12 November 2017 - 10:00am

Main details

A ride starting in Witney taking in the Windrush Valley and the Corallian limestone ridge near Faringdon. Following coffee at The Rookery (a new venue) we tackle some hills before relaxing by the Thames for lunch in Lechlade.

Ride report

We were warned – cold with clearing skies and feeling about 1 degree in the stiff north-easterly. Didn’t seem to bother us, as we all came suitably protected. One of our hardier riders declared he will probably wear longs once the temperature drops below zero (see photo). We stopped at 11am for 2 minutes silence and then got caught up in the crowded coffee venue half an hour later. By the time we were served, it was too late to continue on the planned route to lunch, so we found a shortcut to make up for lost time. One or 2 regretted missing the best hills, but it was only one or 2.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Woodford Way car park, Witney 10:00am

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


The Rookery, Faringdon 11:10am

For about half an hour.


The Riverside, Lechlade 1:00pm

For about an hour.


Woodford Way car park, Witney 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

75km 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.

GPX map

Total distance: 74592 m
Total climbing: 470 m