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Sunday ride to Bampton and Aston

Sunday, 15 October 2023 - 9:30am

NB meet Carfax to avoid the half marathon

Cumnor hill to warm us up on an autumn day, then pretty flat all the way. Lunch at Aston Pottery just for a change….. I recommend the quiche!

Ride report

A sunny if chilly start from unfamiliar Carfax start – sadly one potential rider lost to the crowds and closures. A hapless (hopeless?) ride leader was Garmin-less and indebted to other ride leaders to help with first part of ride. Fortunately the phone still worked and able to memorise the next sections. A lovely quiet lane loop from coffee to lunch through very pretty villages – especially Alvescot.

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Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Broad Street, Oxford 9:30am

MEET Carfax to avoid the half marathon


Bampton Garden Plants, Bampton 10:45am

For about half an hour.


Aston Pottery, Aston 1:00pm

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

77km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

55km 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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