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Sunday ride to Abingdon and Charney Bassett

Sunday, 30 April 2017 - 9:30am

This is ride is led by Isis (Rides for Women) as far as coffee. It is intended for faster Isis riders.

Ride report

Sixteen from City (9 women, 7 men we are pleased to announce, bucking the national trend on Cycling UK rides) and a further 10 or so from Isis meant we had to split into 2 groups. We were joined by 2 riders from Midweek who advised us to avoid some rough track on the way to lunch. Since none of us knew the track, we took the advice and arrived at lunch a little earlier than planned. The climb up Tumbledown Hill is always a challenge, mainly because the gentle slope at the start tempts you to go too hard early on, leaving nothing for the steeper last third.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

Liz Weekes

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Broad Street, Oxford 9:30am

Please arrive 5 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).


Throwing Buns, Abingdon 10:45am

For about half an hour.


The Chequers Inn, Charney Bassett 12:45pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 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

70km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

38km 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.