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Sunday ride to Chilton and picnic (see map)

Sunday, 2 August 2015 - 9:00am

Note earlier 9am start and short Ridgeway section

Ride report

Wedded to old habits, 3 riders arrived 30 minutes late at the start despite ample warning that we had planned to set off earlier than usual. Amazingly, all 3 managed to join the ride, one even arriving at coffee before the main group! Our thanks go to Garmins, mobile phones and the route published on our website. As we ate our picnics on the steps of the monument to Robert Loyd-Lindsay, contemplating the valley below, we consoled ourselves with the thought that although none of us knew anything about Sir Robert and none of us was able to translate the Latin inscription, at least we could google it when we got home.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time


Broad Street, Oxford 9:00am


Chilton Garden Centre, Chilton 10:10am


Picnic 12:00


Oxford area
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

80km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.

61km 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.