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Sunday ride to Waterperry and Cherwell Valley Services

Sunday, 1 April 2018 - 9:30am

A modest run to coffee tackling the worst hills of the day, followed by a gently rolling ride to lunch. Our proximity to the village of Hinton-in-the-Hedges will remind us to look for that hole in the hedge which will lead us to lunch at Cherwell Valley services, where an unusually wide variety of lunch options awaits.

Ride report

A good attendance for Easter Sunday, with 11 continuing on to lunch (via the hole in the hedge). There has been idle speculation that the “hole in the hedge” was nothing more than cheap click bait. But the scandalmongers have at last been confounded – see photo of said hedge as Oxford City cyclists emerge from lunch at the Cherwell Valley motorway services.

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).


Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry 10:30am

For about half an hour.


Cherwell Valley Services 12:50pm

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

80km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

30km 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.