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Sunday away-day ride Milton to Upper Boddington

Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 10:45am

Main details

A lovely ride through lanes and villages around Banbury. One for English Civil War buffs! It will be ‘rolling’ with 2 significant hills after lunch. Leaving from Lodge Cottage, Milton, Banbury OX154HH at 10:45am. Meet earlier for coffee.

Ride report

There are times when it’s useful to have leaders who know the roads like the back of their hands. This was one of those times. First, being Mothering Sunday, our lunch venue was packed with indulged mothers and we were asked to arrive later than planned. Second, the chef had left unexpectedly. Third, there were a lot of us. All of which contributed to a very late lunch with still 40k left to ride back to Milton, to be then followed by a 40 minute drive back to Oxford. We needed a short-cut to avoid the prospect of getting home after 6:30. Thanks to our knowledgeable leader and a borrowed map to replace the now redundant Garmin, we made it back to our cars in reasonable time.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Chez Jon 10:45am

Coffee served from 10:00am


The Plough Inn, Upper Boddington 1:15pm

For about an hour.


Chez Jon 4:30pm

Optional tea Chez Jon


Chez Jon 4:30pm

When the cake runs out

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

Quite hilly with 700m of ascent

88km 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: 80033 m
Total climbing: 830 m

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