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Sunday ride to Ewelme and Great Haseley

Sunday, 31 March 2013 - 9:30am

Ride report

Despite overnight temperatures as low as -3 degrees, roads had been dry for several days and we were fairly confident that ice wouldn’t be a problem. And apart from the bottom of the dip down into Denton, there wasn’t any. In the sunshine it actually felt quite warm. Twelve riders came to coffee at Benson Waterfront (too many for Ewelme Village Store) and 7 continued on for the full ride. Geoff (Mr Trike) was a new face (see photo). The Britwell Hill descent is always a little scary and Gavin claimed 75km on his speedometer. When my front wheel started to wobble, I remembered in time the rule about relaxing the arms and the wobble subsided almost immediately, but was disconcerting for the few seconds that it lasted. Not having ridden much over the past few weeks, most of us felt quite tired over the final kilometres, but good to get out again after so much inclement weather. The coldest Easter Sunday on record.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time


Broad Street, Oxford 9:30am


Village Store, Ewelme 10:45am


The Plough, Great Haseley 1pm


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

64km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.

48km 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.