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Sunday ride to Frilford and Uffington

Sunday, 9 October 2022 - 9:30am

Pub has requested booking lunch by Friday 6pm. Thank you.

A ride through the Vale of White Horse, mostly mildly undulating with a few hilly bits which will give us some nice views.

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Ride report

It was probably the chilliest morning of the autumn so far, but warm in the sun. We set off with a clear blue sky. As the day went on, cloud gradually appearing, enough to keep the sky interesting, but not to block the sun. A route over Boars Hill through Marcham got us to Millets for coffee. Millets was very busy with pumkins and things spooky in the run up to halloween. A route through the Vale of White Horse and West Challow got us to lunch. The pub had wanted numbers in advance, we had 10, 5 cancelled (2 due to post flu/covid jab queasiness) but 3 late-comers (if there is space) asked to join lunch, so we had 8, which kept the landlord happy. After lunch, we stopped to answer the lunch time query of “What is the blue plaque across the road?” – it was where Sir John Betjeman lived for some years (he grew up a bit further south on the downs). After passing through the pretty village of Woolstone, we turned east for the long fairly straight run back to Oxford in the autumn sun.

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 10:25am

For about half an hour.


The Fox and Hounds, Uffington 12:20pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 4:00pm
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

86km 20kph

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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