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Sunday ride to Frilford and Aston

Sunday, 31 October 2021 - 9:30am

A quiet way to Millets using a permissive bridleway from Garford. Then onto Aston for lunch. Not a hilly ride, although for a change, we take an unusual route through Botley on our way to the top of Cumnor Hill.

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Ride report

We met in torrential rain in Radcliffe Square to greet Iraj back from his Tehran adventure.  The weather seemed to get even worse but we decided to give the ride a try.  As we were going up the Botley Road there were dangerous gusts of wind and when we pulled off to go on the cycle way from Osney Mead there was a lot of debris and branches on the route.  After just a couple of miles we decided to go to a cafe in Botley and discuss our options.  The sun was out by then but the wind was still raging. The forecast for winds for the rest of the day was the same so we decided to cancel the ride and rode our separate ways home.  There were two huge tree branches cutting off the Botley Road on the way back which confirmed that we had made the right decision.  We believe the ride qualifies for our shortest ever ride to coffee in the UK.

GPX files

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


Millets Farm, Frilford 11:00am

For about half an hour.


Aston Pottery, Aston 12:45pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 3:00pm
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

70km 20kph

Part of ride

10km 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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