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Sunday ride to Watlington and Thame
Sunday, 24 April 2022 - 9:30am
To Watlington for coffee then up the hill to Christmas Common, then Princes Risborough along Phoenix Way to Thame for lunch.
There is approx 1km of ok gravel track just after Princes Risborough before the Pheonix Trail.
The map is an embedded link from Ride with GPS. You can zoom in to see the route in as much detail as you like. For example, you can zoom in (using the + sign) to see exactly where the start is. If you’d like to see the distances, go to the Ride with GPS website by clicking on “View Full Version” (top left of map).
We were all delighted to see John Blackie back with us on this chilly but sunny-ish morning for a familiar ride, with just a small detour through Pyrton, to Watlington for coffee and cake at the Spire and Spoke. After coffee, as always is the case at the Spire and Spoke, its off up “that hill” again, this time turning left at the top into the real Chilterns. Through some spectacular rolling countryside following unfamiliar and fairly traffic-free country lanes towards Princes Risborough before picking up the Phoenix Trail to Thame for an excellent lunch at the recently opened Black Goo Café. A gentle cruise, then back to Oxford on a sunny and a bit warmer sunny summer-ish Sunday afternoon.
Full ride leader
Leader back from coffee
Ride venues and times
|Broad Street, Oxford
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
For about half an hour.
|Black Goo Café, Thame
For about an hour.
|All of the times (apart from the start time) are approximate only, as weather or punctures may affect them.
Ride options and attendance
Half day ride
Ride to coffee and back again.
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|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.