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Sunday ride to Thrupp and Bucknell

Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 9:30am

Ride report

What to wear? Very hot in the sun, very cold in the shade and riding into the brisk north easterly wind. The answer is not too many layers, with a light wind stopper shell on top – the kind you can roll into a ball the size of an apple. We set off with 13 from City and 8 from Isis, following an interesting route to Thrupp which somehow managed to avoid 90% of main roads, in fact mainly streets and Sustrans cycle paths. At coffee, we met 5 more and then another 1 at lunch, bringing the total for the ride to a record breaking 27. Well, it was a lovely day once you had stopped for the third time to adjust your outfit and there was a feeling that this might be our last summery outing of the year. So best to make the most of it.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

Ride venues and times

Venue Time


Broad Street, Oxford 9:30am


Annies Tea Shop, Thrupp 10:15am


The Trigger Pond, Bucknell 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

82km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.

26km 16kph

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.