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Sunday ride to Aston and Eastleach

Sunday, 4 June 2023 - 9:30am

A ride out west through pretty Cotswold villages. A few hills up Cumnor Hill and either side of lunch, otherwise fairly gentle.  

Ride report

A warm sunny day was forecast, the slightly cool breeze soon became less cool. The breeze remained, and we had a tail wind to lunch. After our now customary walk under the railway at the station, we went via Fyfield where we picked up Phil P, and on to coffee, the roads were not too busy. Andy P joined us just before coffee on his new bike (another Pearson of course). From coffee it was quiet lanes through some pretty Cotswold villages to lunch in Eastleach. Originally we had been booked in to be inside, but shaded out door tables awaited us for lunch. Food wasn’t the cheapest, but it was very good. Somewhere between ordering and arriving, some confusion arose between mussels and oysters, but eventually the correct shells arrived. The morning breeze felt more like a wind as we rode into it all the way home. We stopped in Shilton by the ford, where Andy took a photo of us outside his house. Turns out his new bike colour matches the garage door perfectly. A route via Carterton, Yelford and Eynsham got us to the A40 which we followed to Oxford.

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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).


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

88km 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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