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Sunday ride to Stadhampton and Thame

Sunday, 4 December 2022 - 9:30am

A fairly direct route to try the cakes at the Crazy Bear Farm Shop Café at Stadhampton before meandering up to Thame though hopefully quiet country lanes for lunch.

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Ride report

After a fairly chilly start, the threat of some very fine drizzle didn’t come to much and we at least stayed dry all day. The bad news was that The Crazy Bear Café only does takeaway these days, having not reinstalled the tables and chairs since their removal during lockdown. We decided it was too cold to sit around outside and decided to push on to Thame for refreshment. After pausing only for a photo call to record passing Clare’s own personal village, we arrived earlier than scheduled for our lunch stop and we were treated to a most superb brunch at the Whats Cooking Café where even the coffee was remarkably good. After a most relaxing end enjoyable break, we set off back to Oxford noticing the temperature had dropped further, becoming “decidedly chilly”, rather than just the “fairly chilly” of the morning.

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).


Crazy Bear Farm Shop, Stadhampton 10:35am

For about half an hour.


Black Goo Café, Thame 12:15pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 2:45pm
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

67km 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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