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Sunday ride to Aston and Eastleach

Sunday, 12 June 2022 - 9:30am

Going west to Eastleach Turville, with a chance to see the stone slab clapper footbridge which crosses the river Leach and which joins a footpath into the nearby village of Eastleach Martin.

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Ride report

A day of really fresh weather, warm in the sun, a tad cool in the shade. After a tyre pump stop on Botley Rd that delayed the inevitable, we had a puncture stop at the top of Cumnor Hill. We had a fair head wind all the way to coffee at Aston Pottery, and all the way to lunch. After Clanfield we had miles of narrow country lanes with lots of warm sun and almost no traffic, it made for a lovely ride.

There was a mis-communication/vaguely written menu at lunch, so we were allowed to pay our £8 for the “Roast beef” we had ordered, but were served the £23.50 beef sirloin. The menu should have stated the £8 option was the child’s menu, but that was not mentioned on the menu. Julian had the “small fish and chips” (unstated as child menu), he saw the size on an ajoining table, and deemed it good.

After lunch we had more quiet country lanes but with a tail wind. We deviated off route onto a closed quiet road which avoided going through the middle of Carterton. We returned to Oxford via Eynsham and the A40 cycle track.

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 10:50am

For about half an hour.


The Victoria Inn, Eastleach 12:30pm

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

87km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

50km 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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