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Sunday ride to Frilford and Aston

Sunday, 21 November 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

It was a lovely sunny day but with a very chilly northerly wind that was in our faces for most of the way home. We went up to the top of Cumnor Hill via a back route that kept us away from traffic and with the odd few yards of flat respite along the way. The tandem on the ride had a squeeze to get through the slowing barriers at the top but James’ skill made it look easy. Later we turned up at Millets Farm Shop cafe via a permitted route that is closed every year on 1st and 2nd January so they can keep control of how it is used. It saved us having to go along the A415 which is not the nicest road in Oxfordshire but if you want to follow this route make sure you don’t do it at the start of the new year. After that it was a more or less flat ride to Aston Pottery and then back to Oxford via Cote, Yelford, Stanton Harcourt and the A40 cycle path.

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Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes

Start

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).


Coffee

Millets Farm, Frilford 11:00am

For about half an hour.


Lunch

Aston Pottery, Aston 1:45pm

For about an hour.


Finish

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

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

49km 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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