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Sunday ride to Thame and Chalgrove

Sunday, 14 July 2013 - 9:30am

Ride report

About the hottest day of the year, but cool enough once underway. A group of 13 set off for coffee, including 4 guests from Abingdon Freewheeling. It was one of those Sundays when every other encounter along the route seemed to be a cyclist. (See photos for an encounter of an unusual kind as we crossed University Parks). We were overtaken by several athletic ladies, flat backed and cruising at 30k +. Finally, one of our guests, Ross, could stand it no longer and set off in pursuit. He was closing fast at 50k+ when his quarry turned off. If you can keep up that speed for an hour, Ross, you could join a Tour de France “course contre la montre”.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time


Broad Street, Oxford 9:30am


The Coffee House, Thame 11am


The Red Lion, Chalgrove 1pm


Oxford area
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

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.

51km 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.