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Sunday ride to Abingdon and Chalgrove

Sunday, 8 June 2014 - 9:30am

Ride report

Perfect riding weather and perfect weather for a beer garden lunch, which lasted rather longer than usual. And why not, since it was only another 20km back to Oxford? A cautionary tale: see photo for what can happen to a wheel rim. The top 2-3mm simply peeled away, releasing a section of the tyre and with it the inner tube. No “get you home” quick fix possible for this. As I write this, a number of our riders will be checking their rims (including me – see 2 photos of a CTC recommended improvised tool) and I have written this article for our website: http://ctcoxfordcity.org.uk/news/wheel-rims

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time


Broad Street, Oxford 9:30am


Throwing Buns, Abingdon 10:15am


The Red Lion, Chalgrove 12:45pm


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

64km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.

24km 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.