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Sunday ride to Nettlebed (group 1)

Sunday, 2 May 2021 - 9:30am

Scenic route mostly along quiet back roads into the Chilterns with some hills between Watlington and Ewelme.

Ride report

We had a lovely, mostly sunny scenic ride along mostly quiet back roads into the Chilterns with some hills between Watlington and Ewelme. We stopped to catch our breath and enjoy the scenery at the top of the Watlington / Christmas Common climb and to have a chat with another group of cyclists including a comparison of ~£140 back light radar (see https://www.cyclingweekly.com/reviews/lights-reflectives/garmin-varia-rtl515-rear-light) versus a handlebar mirror!

The Cheese Shed was busy enough when we arrived but was well setup and we were quickly served delicious cheese toasties, tea and cake. Some of us even visited the shop for bread, cheese and honey! The ride back was along mostly quiet back roads and thanks to everyone who came along.

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Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


BuildBase 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).


The Cheese Shed 12:00pm

For about 45 minutes


Oxford area 2:15pm
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

69km 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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