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Sunday ride to Aston and Witney

Sunday, 5 March 2023 - 9:30am

Fairly familiar route to Aston for coffee then looping through downtown Carterton and Brize to Witney where there is a wide and free choice for lunch. The home through North Leigh and Long Hanborough to the A40.

Ride report

Ten of us set off from Broad Street on a cold and dull, but dry, early March morning. We were warmed slightly each time the sun attempted an unsuccessful breakthrough. At Aston we were rewarded with a guest appearance from Andrew P who joined for a quick hello and to keep us company to Carterton.  The Pottery was packed with many groups of cyclists and we bumped into a few regulars from Abingdon Freewheelers. Despite the temperature, we enjoyed a lovely ride on to Witney were we were well looked after for lunch at Huffkins before a leisurely, still freezing cold but dry, return 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 11:00am

For about half an hour.


(To be arranged) 1:15pm

Choice of venue in Witney


Oxford area 3:45pm
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

72km 20kph

Part of ride

11km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

45km 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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