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Sunday ride to Waterperry and Bicester
Sunday, 24 October 2021 - 9:30am
A last of the summer time ride before the clocks go back next week.
A loop round Otmoor with a coffee and lunch stop. After coffee after Ambrosden there is approx 1 mile of off road track (firm surface with some loose gravel, may need care with thin tyres. There is an alternative route to this section if needed.
This was our last British Summer Time ride this year. The weather was mild, but the summer meadow in Broad St had been cleared away, leaving a few small planters by the café seating, and lots of curvy flowers painted on the road. We made it to coffee at Waterperry via the usual Horspath route where the weather was warm enough to sit outside. After coffee we made our way around the northeast edge of Otmoor with a helpful tail wind to lunch at Bicester Avenue, our fist visit here as a lunch venue. Food was good and it is a busy enough place you don’t need to prebook. We then had to negotiate our way through the south side of Bicester with its numerous long winded cycle crossings and undersized traffic islands (unnavigable on a tandem, and only just on a solo bike) before escaping Bicester towards Bucknell. After that is was a run down to Kidlington and back into Oxford.
Full ride leader
Leader back from coffee
Ride venues and times
|Broad Street, Oxford
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
For about half an hour.
|Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Bicester
For about an hour.
|All of the times (apart from the start time) are approximate only, as weather or punctures may affect them.
Ride options and attendance
Half day ride
Ride to coffee and back again.
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|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.