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Sunday ride to Abingdon and Wallingford

Sunday, 13 June 2021 - 9:30am

To Abingdon via Cumnor then on to Wallingford. A chance to find somewhere to park if you are doing our sister club’s Century Ride on July 4th. Then back home via Ewelme, Cuxham and Great Milton.

Ride report

A lovely warm and sunny day as we left Oxford via Cumnor Hill picking up Carmel near the Volvo garage and downhill all the way to Abingdon Market Square for coffee at our own choice of venue where we were joined by Phil, fresh from his lie-in. A relatively short journey to lunch, then via National Cycle Route 5 to Didcot and on though half a dozen South Oxfordshire villages to Wallingford for a picnic in the Kinecroft under the shade of a very big tree. Onward via Ewelme, Cuxham and under the M40 for a few miles on the almost deserted old A40, stopping to take on water in Tetsworth – a reminder that we need to drink more and take plenty of water with us on hot and sunny days! Finally home though the continuingly spectacular countryside around Great Milton and Cuddesdon before “flying” down the big hill into Horspath. A lovely day out enjoyed by all!

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Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Broad Street, Oxford 9:30am

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).


(To be arranged) 10:30am

In Abingdon


(To be arranged) 12:30pm

Market Square Wallingford - picnic lunch (Waitrose)


Oxford area 3:30pm
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

80km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

30km 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.

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