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Sunday ride to Boarstall and Bicester

Sunday, 8 January 2017 - 9:30am

For many years, the first ride of the year has been to The Penny Black in Bicester, but for a change, it will be the second ride.

Ride report

Heavy rain first thing didn’t seem to put people off – and they were rewarded when blue sky soon emerged. The decor at coffee in the golf club/hotel was palatial and quite unlike what we are used to. We were pleasantly surprised not to be charged hotel prices.

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 5 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).


Magnolia Park, Boarstall 10:30am

For about half an hour.


The Penny Black, Bicester 12:25pm

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

67km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

36km 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.