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Sunday ride to Bicester and Marsh Gibbon
Sunday, 14 May 2017 - 9:30am
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Note change of start: Carfax instead of Broad Street, to avoid 10k race road closures
Coffee in Bicester and a sting in the tail after lunch: Brill (Muswell Hill) at 190m.
Heavy rain on Saturday; rain again on Monday. Sunny all day on Sunday! No one wearing leggings and no one with overshoes: it seems that summer is definitely here. The route changed at the last minute when we discovered that the pub wasn’t serving food because of “oven problems”. The nearest pub was full and the next nearest pub meant a change of route to keep the coffee and lunch stops to sensible distances. With Google street view to check for cycle tracks on busy roads, OS maps to keep us legal and a Garmin to guide us in unfamiliar territory, no problem. Indeed, all that was required as we left the pub in Marsh Gibbon was an answer to the question “which way is north?” and the rest was plain sailing, taking Muswell Hill in our stride (see photo above).
Full ride leader
Leader back from coffee
Ride venues and times
|Broad Street, Oxford
Please arrive 5 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).
|Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Bicester
About half an hour
|The Plough Inn, Marsh Gibbon
About an hour
|All of the times (apart from the start time) are approximate only, as weather or punctures may affect them.
Ride options and attendance
Half day ride
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|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.