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Sunday ride to Watlington (group 1)

Sunday, 16 May 2021 - 9:30am

A rural ride with only one serious climb at Swyncombe and coffee at the Spire & Spoke pub at Watlington and home via Stadthampton.

Ride report

Five of us set off from Watlington, enjoying the quiet roads, lush green scenery and bluebells aplenty! There were also plenty of other cycling groups out and about, despite the horrendous weather forecast. We zigzagged our way from Ashton Hill to Watlington, where we demolished most of the carrot cake at Spire & Spoke and one of us even had a cheeky halfpint! We had a bit of a tailwind back to Oxford and only got lightly rained on as we came back in. Thanks to everyone who came along and made it such an enjoyable ride!

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Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


BuildBase 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 12:30pm

For about 45 minutes


Oxford area 2:30pm
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

65km 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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