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Sunday ride to Watlington and Nettlebed

Sunday, 26 September 2021 - 9:30am

Scenic route mostly along quiet back roads into the Chilterns with some hills between Watlington and Ewelme and lunch at the Cheese Shed at Nettlebed.

Ride report

A fairer late September day for a bike ride could not be recalled by most of us! We had a few climbs and mostly quiet back roads before coffee and superb cake at the Spire & Spoke at Watlington. Ten of us headed up the Christmas Common climb and into the Chilterns for lunch at the Cheese Shed while nine had an easier, flatter but no less sunny ride back to Oxford. Thanks to everyone who came along!

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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).


Spire & Spoke, Watlington 11:00am

For about half an hour.


The Cheese Shed 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

81km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

57km 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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