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Sunday ride to Nettlebed (group 3)

Sunday, 2 May 2021 - 10:30am

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

Ride report

One of those variable weather days. Depending on what you were wearing, it was a bit too warm with the sun out, or a bit too cold when the sun went in! Still, it was – save a few drops near Nettlebed – a dry day with lots of sunshine. Five set off from the start, picking up Christine in Cuddesdon. Of course the hills hit after Watlington – a lot of Watlington Hill seems – as a hill – very much so-so when decending, but when climbing seems so so long!

It got pretty chilly (with a few rain drops) at Nettlebed, but the Cheese Shed was efficient, with their toastie menu (“The Toastie”) making for efficient service. A flatter but quiet route took us back to Oxford.

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GPX files

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


BuildBase 10:30am

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 1:00pm

For about 45 minutes


Oxford area 3:15pm
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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