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Sunday ride to Aston and Burford

Sunday, 18 August 2019 - 9:30am

Lunch must be pre-booked at this pub. See below map for menu - there is also a gluten free menu. When you have chosen, please email daviddaisygreen@gmail.com with your choice.
Deadline Friday 16 August 6pm

Up Cumnor hill to get the heart pumping and avoiding the dreaded Eynsham road. Gentle quiet roads as we head to coffee before continuing west as we go hunting pre-booked pies.

Ride report

The heavy downpour at the start was enough to make us regret leaving the overshoes at home and made us wonder whether we were suitably waterproofed. Most of our usual half-day riders took one look at the dark skies and decided to stay at home. But having pre-booked our lunches at The Royal Oak in Burford, 11 riders felt obliged to start. And we were rewarded by a blue sky that soon appeared almost miraculously, seemingly from nowhere, leaving a further 90k of sunshine with just a few drops here and there.

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).


Aston Pottery, Aston 11:00am

For about half an hour.


The Royal Oak, Burford 1:15pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 4:30pm
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

95km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

62km 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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