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Sunday ride to Waterperry and Bledlow

Sunday, 29 April 2018 - 9:30am

Isis (Rides for Women) will lead us to coffee via the climb to Elsfield. The Phoenix Trail takes us to a favourite pub in the Chilterns – the Lions of Bledlow. After a few hills and a very fast descent into Chinnor (15%+), we roll home to Oxford for the final 40k.

Ride report

Today – 7 degrees, feeling like 3 with a few spots of rain. Last Sunday –  temperatures into the mid twenties under a flawless blue sky. No wonder we talk so much about the weather! The Phoenix Trail (Sustrans National Cycle Network 57) takes us quickly and conveniently into the Chilterns – it was actually one of our ex-members who helped open up this trail to cyclists and walkers in 2002 after the rail line closed in the 1990s.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

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.


Lions of Bledlow, Princes Risborough 12:30pm

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

90km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

42km 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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