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Sunday ride to Waterperry and Bicester

Sunday, 23 October 2022 - 9:30am

The Beckley way to Waterperry for coffee. Then off to Bicester Avenue for lunch going via Brill for the only significant hill on the ride. After lunch we come back via Wendlebury and Bletchingdon.

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Ride report

The start was delayed from 9:30 to 11am as there were very heavy downpours for the first part of the day. It turned out to be a good decision as the Met Office forecast was correct with torrential rain followed by beautiful sunshine by the time we set off. Due to the late start, the ride was shortened to cut out the coffee stop at Waterperry and we made our way more directly to the Bicester Avenue GC for lunch. Maybe it was the weather forecast or the lack of a coffee stop but our numbers were down to just 6 of us. We hadn’t been riding for very long before I had a puncture in my back tyre but luckily it was in a beautiful spot with great views out over Otmoor in the sunshine with hardly a car on that small road. If we had left at the right time, that puncture would have needed repairing in the pouring rain! But Barbara said I may not have had a puncture if we had left at the right time. So were we lucky or unlucky? Despite the small turnout and the puncture, we still enjoyed the ride in the lovely sunshine.

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


Waterperry Gardens, Waterperry 10:45am

For about half an hour.


Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Bicester 12:45pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 3:30pm
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

71km 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.

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