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Sunday ride to Aston and Lechlade

Sunday, 25 September 2022 - 9:30am

A gentle ride to Aston for coffee, then on to Lechlade for lunch at the Riverside. After lunch we return to Oxford through the Vale of the White Horse.

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Ride report

A bright but chilly start to the day, with a cold north wind, but quite warm in the sun out of the wind. We made our way west out to Aston Pottery via Eynsham and Yelford. Aston Pottery’s flower beds were looking particularly good. After coffee, we continued west, I was navigating from memory, and due to an “extra” turning everyone had a sunny scenic extra few miles diversion before lunch. In these situations I assume someone will alert me saying their device says off course. At lunch everyone said, oh yes, our devices have been saying off course for ages, but no one said anything! We had lunch in the garden by the river, food arriving after about 10 – 15 minutes, despite a notice on the bar saying 45 minute wait for food. Passing the time at lunch was helped by a couple of swans going by, keeping to groups of 4, imitation being the best form of flattery. Also the dog at the adjoining table, the owners put a tablet on the ground in front of the dog, and the dog watched it quite happily. We were told it had You’ve Been Framed on, which was the dog’s “favourite” program. I wondered if in fact we’d been framed, but no one came to spill the beans on us. After lunch we skirted Faringdon via the Tythe Barn at Great Coxwell and returned via the Vale of The White Horse.

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 Riverside, Lechlade 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

85km 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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