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Sunday ride to Newington and Brightwell-cum-Sotwell

Sunday, 4 January 2015 - 10:30am

Note the late start 10am

Ride report

We were expecting that the weekend weather would make it difficult to decide whether to ride or to cancel. Some clubs decided to cancel, but we greeted quite a few groups out as usual. In the end, we at Oxford City compromised by starting the ride later, hoping to avoid the worst of the mist and the cold. What we were not expecting was to find 16 well-wrapped riders, intent on starting the New Year as they meant to go on. We were reminded of the advantage of riding in the mist: on a long straight climb, only 30 of the 500 metres ahead are visible. The long wait for coffee at Newington Nurseries was made bearable by the friendly cat and the congenial company. We welcomed 2 new riders and we hope to see you again soon.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time


Broad Street, Oxford 10am


Newington Nurseries, Newington 11am


The Red Lion, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell 12:45pm


Oxford area
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

56km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home 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.