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Sunday ride to Abingdon and picnic (see map)

Sunday, 11 May 2014 - 9:30am

Note different starting place and picnic (weather permitting) in the small park next to Waterfront Café

Picnic (weather permitting) in small park next to and just south of our usual stop at the Waterfront café

Ride report

The ride was listed as “Picnic near Preston Crowmarsh (weather permitting)”. Three riders decided that in this case, weather did not permit and went instead to sit inside and enjoy the warmth of The Riverside Front café, just a few yards up the road. Twenty minutes later, as we were finishing our fish and chips, the rest came shivering in for a hot drink.
Both a delight and an education, Ellen’s route was an extravaganza of obscure lanes and footpaths, which miraculously led us to the picnic spot.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time




Throwing Buns, Abingdon 10:45am


Picnic 12:45
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

72km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.

37km 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.