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Sunday ride to Stanford in the Vale and White Horse Hill

Sunday, 1 August 2021 - 9:30am

A chance to do the Mince Pie ride in the summer. Stopping at Stanford in the Vale beforehand and anyone not wanting to do the White Horse Hill can easily cut off there and follow the rest of the route home. The hill is much easier to do in the summer than on the Mince Pie ride as there are fewer cyclists on the road going up there and the weather should be better. And walking is always an option!

Ride report

We had a really good turnout for a run of our Mince Pie route which is usually held just before Christmas. The scenery is very different in the summer with the wild flowers on full show. We had a nice coffee stop in Standford in the Vale – they served an aptly named luxury hot chocolate as in the photo! We went back to Uffington after our hill effort to buy lunch at the local shop and picnic on the green there, where the ride leader failed to take a photo.

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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).


Stanford Coffee Shop 11:15am

Substantial snacks available


(To be arranged) 1:00pm

Weather dependent: picnic on White Horse Hill or local pubs


Oxford area 4:00pm
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

76km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

56km 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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