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Sunday ride to Lechlade and Great Barrington

Sunday, 15 November 2015 - 10:30am

10am start from Woodford Way free car park Witney OX28 6PT

Ride report

It was touch and go whether to cancel this ride. The 6 who drove to the Witney car park weren’t quite sure, but their minds were made up when another 2 joined them, having successfully ridden the 20k or so to the start. A few others sent their apologies, wisely mindful of the high winds. Looking at other local clubs’ websites, it seems that opinions were equally divided. We met a large group of Abingdon Freewheelers at coffee and several other clubs along the way, so it was nice to know we were not alone in opting to face the gusting south westerly winds. The weather calmed somewhat after lunch and we were blown home for the final 20k, which included the picturesque lanes south of the Windrush. We’ll come back and do this again in the summer.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time

Start

Woodford Way car park, Witney 10am

Coffee

Lechlade Wyevale Garden Centre, Lechlade 11am

Lunch

The Fox Inn, Great Barrington 1pm

Finish

Woodford Way car park, Witney
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

67km 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.