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Sunday ride to Thame and Cuxham

Sunday, 18 May 2014 - 9:00am

Note: early start 9am

Ride report

Apparently the warmest day since last September, perhaps a little too warm for the long climb up Kingston Hill (1 arrow on the ordnance survey map indicates somewhere between 14% and 20%). South of Kingston Blount, if you don’t know the climb and would like to give it a try. Then some interesting lanes around Northend, Stonor, Maidensgrove and Russell’s Water. As we draw closer to lunch, the highlight of the ride – Britwell Hill. The road sign warns of a 12.5% descent, but the map says more than 14%. Although it’s dead straight and not a car in sight, not many will be able to resist feathering the brakes from time to time. If you don’t, you will easily reach 80k – which is surely too fast for mere touring cyclists.

GPX files

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time


Broad Street, Oxford 9:00am


The Coffee House, Thame 10:15am


The Half Moon, Cuxham 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

80km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.

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.