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Sunday ride to Waterperry and Chalgrove

Sunday, 24 February 2019 - 9:30am

A joint ride with Isis Cyclists as far as coffee.

A short ride, joint with Isis Cyclists as far as coffee at Waterperry. This ride is a second try for lunch at the Red Lion in Chalgrove after the last visit was cancelled by the weather forecast. Just a few hills in the morning and afternoon.

Ride report

How unpredictable is our weather! A year ago, on this last Sunday of winter, we had to contend with the threat of snow and with a “feels like” temperature of minus 6 degrees. This year, we could sit outside and enjoy the sunshine at Waterperry Gardens. We were also fortunate to arrive before a motorcyclist group and 3 other cycling groups, all of whom joined the back of the queue. Nineteen of us (16 + 3 from Isis) set off from Broad Street following an interesting and typically meandering route out of the City. It wasn’t long before we stopped to stow away the winter jackets – but no one thought to bring sun cream 🙂

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

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 10:35am

For about half an hour.


The Red Lion, Chalgrove 12:30pm

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

62km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

40km 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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