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Sunday ride to Bampton and Aston

Sunday, 6 November 2022 - 9:30am

Time to review the progress of developments at Bampton Garden Centre, then quiet lanes looping back to Aston Pottery for lunch.

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Ride report

Twelve riders set off from Broad Street in our waterproofs but the rain had stopped by the time we reached the top of Cumnor Hill, so we stopped for a clothing adjustment. We picked up two additional riders before coffee at Bampton Garden Centre. As we tucked into our scones and cakes we heard the rain starting to pelt down on the roof. Several riders left to return back to Oxford, but 7 intrepid souls decided to brave the weather and continue on a beautiful loop round to Aston. The rain was not too bad as we set off but after a few minutes, the rain became a deluge. Fortunately, Jackie then had a puncture in her new performance tyre. We huddled under a tree whilst Jackie worked on her wheel. By the time we set off again, the rain had stopped and as we continued on small, quiet back lanes the sun started to make its way through the clouds. We arrived at Aston Pottery a little after the time I had told them but our table for 10 awaited us. I apologised for our reduced numbers but they did not seem
to mind. After a delicious lunch, we all set off on our different journeys home and made it back to Oxford before it was dark.

GPX files

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).


Bampton Garden Plants, Bampton 10:45am

For about half an hour.


Aston Pottery, Aston 1:15pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 3:15pm
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.

58km 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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