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Sunday ride to Waterperry and Chearsley

Sunday, 9 April 2017 - 9:30am

There will be a short off-road section on the way home from lunch.

Time to go east, into the hills around Ashendon. Please note: after lunch, the ride back home contains a short (approx 1km) offroad section which is gravelly but in fairly good condition.

Ride report

The promised “warmest day of the year” didn’t disappoint. As long as we were moving, we were air-cooled, but the moment we stopped we began removing layers and reaching for the sun-cream. The prospect of the climb to Ashendon prompted a couple of riders to take a short cut. Wisely, if their climbing legs were unprepared, as this is one of the few climbs in our area that boasts a single arrow on the Ordnance Survey map. Our Garmins also recorded 14%, which is reassuring for the technologically-minded.

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 10:20am

For about half an hour.


The Bell, Chearsley 12:15pm

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

70km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

32km 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.