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Sunday ride to Ramsden and Tackley

Sunday, 12 March 2023 - 9:30am

A ride out to Charlbury Garden Centre for coffee and then onto The Gardiner Arms in Tackley for lunch via Leafield, Chadlington, Dean and Kiddington. There are a few hills on this route, just enough to warm us up but not enough to be classed a hilly ride.

Ride report

James was standing in for Jackie, the previously advertised leader. After a couple of weeks of seemingly grey weather with a cold north wind, it was good to have a warm and brighter day for a change. We headed out of town via the A 40 cycle track to Eynsham – as usual quite scenic but annoyingly noisy due to the motor traffic. At Eynsham Mark had a puncture, and gallantly sent a message telling us to go on, he might catch us up later. In the end he didn’t, partially foiled by having 2 bits of glass in his tyre, not the usual 1 piece. We used the usual route via Wilcot to get to coffee at the Charlbury Garden Centre in Ramsden. After a hilly route to Chadlington, we cashed in our A 40 head wind for some tail wind, going via Enstone and Cleverly to lunch at the Gardiners Arms in Tackley. After lunch is was a relatively short run via Blechingdon and Hampton Poyle to Oxford.

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Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Broad Street, Oxford 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).


Charlbury Garden Centre, Ramsden 11:00am

For about half an hour.


Gardiner Arms, Tackley 1:15pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 3:30pm
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

74km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back 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.

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