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Sunday ride to Stratton Audley

Sunday, 5 December 2021 - 9:30am

A loop ride north around Bicester, conveniently avoiding the retail mayhem of Bicester itself. There is only 1 food stop at Stratton Audley, so you might want to bring a nibble with you.

Ride report

Another chilly Sunday saw us meeting in Broad Street. Although chilly not as cold as the previous week. Despite having moved from Brazil only 3 months ago, Adriano had equipped himself suitably to keep warm. Our route took us north via Kidlington and the Cherwell Valley to Upper Hayford and Somerton. We had a delay just before Somerton due to a puncture. A sub-committee of 3 saw a new tube fitted. We had a head wind all the way to Summerton, quite a relief when we turned right in Somerton, the pace picked up a bit. Despite the headwind, we arrived at lunch on time, meeting Miranda, Jon and Clare who had gone there direct. Lunch was just about warm enough; we had it in the marquee on the upwind side (so a healthy level of Covid preventing ventilation. After lunch we continued our clockwise loop around Bicester via Marsh Gibbon and Blackthorn and round the west side of Otmoor to Islip and into Oxford.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride 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).


Stratton Audley Barn 11:45am

For about an hour.


Oxford area 3:00pm
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

72km 20kph

Part of ride

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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