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Sunday ride to Waterperry and Quainton

Sunday, 3 July 2022 - 9:30am

Waterperry for coffee with the long ride taking us to Quainton for lunch and then back through Waddesdon Manor grounds to avoid the nasty road. Coffee riders could carry on with the ride for a bit after Waterperry with a couple of obvious places to turn off back to Oxford.

Ride report

It was lovely weather for our ride out to Waterperry and then Quainton for lunch and this tempted 16 of us out. The planned road to Quainton before our lunch was closed for HS2 work and so a 2 mile diversion was taken. It will be so good when the road closures plaguing Buckinghamshire come to an end, hopefully they will repair all the damage done to the surfaces by the heavy vehicles but I somehow doubt it. We sat outside at both Waterperry and the George and Dragon in Quainton and enjoyed the sun. On the way back we rode to the top of Waddesdon Hill by cycling through Waddesdon Manor on a permissive path that was probably the smoothest road surface we had all day and of course it was traffic free. The grounds were empty of tourists too as they were preparing for a concert that evening by Michael Buble – luckily we were too early to catch any of it!

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 10:30am

For about half an hour.


The George and Dragon, Quainton 1:00pm

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

82km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

29km 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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