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Sunday ride to Waterperry and Wheatley

Sunday, 5 February 2023 - 9:30am

Lunch is at the Motorway services, which means it should be quick with plenty of choice even at this busy time of year.

Ride report

A fairly bright sunny day on the whole, though still quite chilly. We made a circuitous route via Beckley and Stanton St John to coffee at Waterperry. For the first time this year, snowdrops were out in force, and here and there a lot of yelow celendines were in flower too. While at coffee we were joined by Marion, Gill and Tony, and Christine was already in the café when we arrived. Our route to lunch was pleasant, via Oakley, Chilton and Ickford, before a busy dash through the M40 junction to the motorway services. Harry Ramsden’s fish and chips had closed since our last visit. The remaining offerings were so tempting we all headed to Waitrose to buy a picnic instead. Revived by Waitrose, we returned to Oxford via Great Milton, Cuddesdon and Garsington.

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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 10:45am

For about half an hour.


Oxford Welcome Break Services 1:00pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 3:15pm
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

68km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

43km 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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