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Sunday ride to Uffington and Faringdon

Sunday, 6 December 2015 - 9:00am

Note earlier 9am start for this special ride

Many local clubs will join CTC Wantage’s annual festive ride in support of the Whiz-Kidz charity. As in previous years, we hope to bring a large group of our riders to the car park at the top of White Horse Hill (see photos), where we will enjoy mince pies and mulled wine – and all in a good cause.

Ride report

Earlier in the week it was touch and go whether the gales would subside in time for our annual visit to the top of White Horse Hill. In the event, the 50 mph gusts had been replaced by a constant 20 mph head wind, so by the time we reached the foot of the climb we felt as though we had already spent 2 hours on a 2% climb. The mulled wine was universally praised and second helpings were the order of the day. We were pleased to have added the support of our 10 riders to this good cause and glad of the tail wind for the journey home.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time


Broad Street, Oxford 9:00am


White Horse Hill, National Trust car park, Uffington 11am


The Bell Hotel, Faringdon 12:15


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

78km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.

72km 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.