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Sunday ride to tackle the Brill Spokes

Sunday, 23 July 2023 - 9:30am

A short ride to coffee, followed by 3 ascents of and 2 descents of Brill Hills where we will have picnic lunch (provided, but please let ride leader know of any special dietary requirements) followed by 2 descents and the remaining ascent and return to Oxford – 914m of ascent (3,000 ft in 53 miles.) No need to do all the climbs! You’re still welcome to enjoy our picnic 🙂
Contributions to EMpowered People will be welcome at the picnic or you can go online here if you would like to make a voluntary donation to EMpowered People
If you would like to see what they get up to you can see a video of  The Cracking Cotswold Caper weekend, led by Ian and Penny, and supported by Clare and Jon. Click here to see video.

Ride report

Overnight and early morning rain cleared to give us a sunny if windy ride to Waterperry for coffee and the ups annd downs of Brill Hill. A good turnout meant that once again we were able to make a significant contribution – this year to the amazing work of EMpowered People charity – currently c £200 and rising. Thanks to everyone for their generosity and contribution to a lovely ride.

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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).


Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry 10:20am

For about half an hour.


Brill Hill Windmill 1:00pm

For as long as it takes 🙂


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

86km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

32km 20kph

Part of ride

50km 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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