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Sunday ride to Aston and Faringdon

Sunday, 28 October 2018 - 9:30am

A joint ride led to coffee by Isis Cyclists along a flat route to Aston Pottery. A short stretch gets us to lunch in Faringdon with the excellent carvery at the Bell Hotel. In the afternoon we take a meander through the Vale of White Horse back to Oxford. With a hill just before lunch, and a hill just before you get home for tea, this is a ride designed for guilt-free eating.

Ride report

The first cold ride of the year, but sunny for most of the time. The final 30 kilometres were into a 12-14mph north-easterly, with gusts into the mid 20s. The downpour as we approached home disappeared as suddenly as it had appeared. There was much discussion of an impending 200k audax ride…

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(Isis leader)

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 11:00am

For about half an hour.


The Bell Hotel, Faringdon 12:15pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 3:30pm
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

75km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

48km 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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