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Sunday ride to Brightwell-cum-Sotwell and Checkendon
Sunday, 15 May 2022 - 9:30am
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Scenic route to Brightwell-cum-Sotwell for coffee and follow the Ridgeway to Goring then bridleway into the Chilterns and though the woods for the bluebells and a lunch stop in Checkendon. This ride has about 4km of bridleways.
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After a fairly bright start and through the beautiful villages of the Baldwins, the weather deteriorated a little and we were donning rainwear before we got to coffee at Brightwell. Following our Heineken tour of Wallingford (reaching the parts others cannot reach), the rain came and went throughout the day but that didn’t dampen our spirits. Mark had an unwelcome visit from the “P” Fairy despite his brand-new tyres – this was relatively quickly fixed with the aid of a Dynaplug and a CO2 cartridge. We eventually took a short cut to the Black Horse for lunch, fearing we may arrive too late for food, cutting about 5kms off our route.
A fairly uneventful ride back to Oxford, the weather improving steadily, finishing a great day out in nearly decent weather.
Full ride leader
Leader back from coffee
Ride venues and times
|Broad Street, Oxford
Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).
|Root One, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell
For about half an hour.
|The Black Horse, Checkendon
For 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
Ride to coffee and back again.
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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.