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Sunday ride to Thame and Ewelme

Sunday, 5 October 2014 - 9:30am

Ride report

Heavy rain on Saturday, gales and rain on Monday. Sunday? sunny all day. Hill Road from Lewknor to Cowleaze Wood car park includes a 1km track with 100 metres of climb. Just about managed on 23mm tyres. When we caught our breath at the top, our most senior member informed us that the last time the club attempted this climb was in 1978. So perhaps we’ll try it again in 2050. Meanwhile, best avoided on road bikes. The route from Christmas Common to Ewelme via Swyncombe is a cyclists’ delight.

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 10:45am


Shepherds Hut, Ewelme 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

77km 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.