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Sunday ride to Aston

Sunday, 1 November 2020 - 9:30am

A mostly flat ride with a few hills now and again to even our sprocket wear, and a few diversions into quiet villages.

Ride report

The weather was forecast to be windy and showery. That, along with some members now being under tier 2 restrictions, combined to reduce the numbers from 6 to 4. We rode to Aston via Eynsham and Sutton. Though windy, it wasn’t too gusty. The threatened showers held off all day, leaving a grey day with some autumnal colour surviving the recent winds.

We took coffee at Aston Pottery, where they managed efficiently despite Covid restrictions.

The ride back was a bit swifter, having a tail wind. We included the bridleway from Hinton Waldrist to Longworth (quite a good surface) which made a nice change from our normal route in from Pusey.

In all probability, this was the last ride for at least a month, as next weekend will have new national lockdown restrictions in place.

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Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride 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).


Aston Pottery, Aston 10:50am

For about half an hour.


Oxford area 1:15pm
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

Half day ride

61km 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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