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Sunday ride to Aston and Bibury

Sunday, 2 June 2019 - 9:30am

Please book lunch before 6pm Friday

A ride into the Cotswolds. As it is quite hilly, I’ve made it a long ride to lessen the average gradient!

Ride report

To celebrate the coming of summer, there was a last minute (but unanimous) decision for the coffee ride to return via Duxford Ford (see photo).

James’ ride report
After coffee at Aston Pottery, the lunch group continued into the headwind, a 50+ shades of grey sky with a smattering of insignificant moisture. Awkward Hill (its real name) in Bibury was less awkward this year, as compared to last year Bibury was comparatively devoid of the usual hords of tourists impeeding our path. That said, it was no less step than last year!
Lunch at the Catherine Wheel was good. A side of chips was shared round with usual generosity, I have to say the Catherine Wheel should go into the Good Chip Guide, as they were excellent.
The threatened rain shower(s) arrived during lunch, and our pet shower followed us most of the way home, the wind not feeling quite as tail as one would have hoped from the head wind before lunch.

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).


Aston Pottery, Aston 10:45am

For about half an hour.


The Catherine Wheel, Bibury 1:00pm

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

110km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

55km 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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