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Sunday ride to Aston and picnic lunch at Stanford

Sunday, 28 August 2022 - 9:30am

Familiar route to Aston Pottery for coffee, then a circuitous route to Stanford in the Vale for a picnic lunch (from the Coop).

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Ride report

A dry, if cloudy, start in a light wind, saw us speeding towards Aston in good time for coffee and cake with the sun coming out to greet us. On then via the almost deserted country lanes north of Aston towards our almost complete circumnavigation of the airbase at Brize, passing through downtown Carterton where Sue’s bike suddenly veered off the road to visit its birthplace at The Road Room bike shop.We enjoyed an enhanced picnic lunch from the Coop in Stanford in the Vale – enhanced by Mr Blackies kind provision of fresh strawberries, before a gentle cruise back home.

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.


(To be arranged) 1:20pm

Picnic. Can buy from Coop


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

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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