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Sunday away-day ride Burford to Lower Swell

Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 10:30am

We cancelled our October away-day ride because of high winds. So here’s another chance to enjoy Burford and the Cotswolds. Starting with coffee in Huffkins from 10am, then making our way to Lower Swell for lunch. We will find some hills and views along the way! Free car park Burford OX18 4SE. [Ed “some hills”? 1000m of ascent in 65km is a bit more than “some hills”]

Ride report

The Cotswolds didn’t fail to impress, whether we were riding in the valleys or on the hill tops. The 1000 metres of descent were exhilarating and the 1000 metres of ascent were ok as long as you pedalled slowly. We were pleased to be able to offer lifts to 4 members who don’t have transport – and the parking in Burford is free.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Huffkins, Burford 10:30am

Meet in the café from 10am


The Golden Ball Inn, Lower Swell 12:30pm

For about an hour.


Guildenford Car Park Burford 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

65km 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.