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Sunday Ride straight to lunch at the Penny Black, Bicester

Sunday, 29 December 2013 - 10:00am

Note later start for a ride straight to lunch

Ride report

Was it the sunny, dry weather or the traditional venue that gave rise to the largest group for a long time? Fourteen set off from Broad Street, 2 more joined en route and a further 5 at lunch. With temperatures down to just 2 degrees overnight, there was some concern about icy roads. As it happened, our first obstacle was flood water – our leader wisely decided not to risk crossing University Parks (see photo). And no ice either as we rode to lunch in Bicester. With a bright and warming sun, thoughts of ice were banished as we set off for home. Perhaps that is why 3 or us crashed on the invisible ice which had inexplicably lingered over several miles of the Akeman Way. Fortunately, shock, bruises and a bent derailleur were the only casualties.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Helen Beane - (Log in to see phone)

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time


Broad Street, Oxford 10am


The Penny Black, Bicester 12:00


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

51km 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.