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Sunday ride to Thame and Watlington

Sunday, 4 June 2017 - 9:30am

Kingston Hill is the salient feature of this ride, followed by 25 km into the heart of the Chilterns with plenty more climbs, before we emerge for lunch in Watlington

Ride report

Twenty six for coffee is a record for our club, matched only once previously, at the end of last April. In anticipation of a large number, we booked the upper floor of Treacles Tea House in Thame (and filled it – see photos). We made slower progress than expected and took a shortcut to lunch, missing out on 10km of good climbs. But we’ll be back.

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 5 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).


Treacles Tea Rooms, Thame 10:45am

For about half an hour.


The Chequers, Watlington 1:30pm

For about an hour.


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

84km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

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.