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Sunday ride to coffee only

Sunday, 3 March 2019 - 9:30am

A ride through the Vale of White Horse on the way to the Bell Hotel’s legendary carvery lunch. A loop north of the Thames to leads us back to Oxford. A mostly flat ride with hills before the coffee and lunch stops to whet the appetite.

Ride report

We had a bit of a head wind riding to coffee, but minimal rain. After the usual main road dash from Marcham, we arrived at coffee where we planned to linger awhile before heading back home in order to avoid the worst of the forecast 40+mph gusts. This time, the wind being in our favour, we had no trouble keeping up with the electric bike 🙂
As it happened, our lunch venue turned out to be closed (as we discovered later). So on this occasion, the poor weather saved the rider leader from some embarrassment!

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


Millets Farm, Frilford 10:25am

For about half an hour.


Oxford area 12:30pm
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

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

34km 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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