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Sunday ride to Bicester

Sunday, 23 January 2022 - 9:30am

Given the current Covid situation, we ask that anyone coming for lunch or coffee inside does a lateral flow test on the morning of the ride or the evening before. This will be in place until the situation improves. Thank you for your co-operation.

A one-stop ride to Bicester Avenue Garden Centre for brunch. Going via the gravel track near Merton and avoiding the worst of Bicester’s ‘cycle routes’. Anyone wanting a shorter route could turn back at Charlton on Otmoor.

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Ride report

It was a cold and dull day for a ride but there was still a very good turnout. Two sections of bridleway didn’t put anyone off, although both were probably smoother than the road down past Panshill Fisheries which is worse than ever. We had a nice lunch at Bicester garden centre, which is still selling Christmas decorations!

GPX files

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride 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).


Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Bicester 11:30am

For about an hour.


Oxford area 2:00pm
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

59km 20kph

Part of ride

40km 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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