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Sunday ride to Weston-on-the-Green and Islip

Sunday, 22 December 2013 - 9:30am

As this is almost the shortest and darkest day of the year, we have planned a short ride with lunch close to home 🙂

Ride report

Awful weather forecast with heavy rain all day. Who would turn up? When we set off only 3 riders had appeared to accompany the leader. But then 2 more joined en route and then a further 3 at coffee, making a respectable total of 9, all of whom went on to lunch at the carvery in Islip’s Red Lion, where huge amounts of food were piled onto some plates, topped with precariously balanced Yorkshire puddings. “How on earth are you going to ride home after eating that” said Graham as he headed off to the bar for his third pint of (“it’s only 3.4 percent”) Brakspear.
As for the weather, I expect some of our regulars who had stayed at home were kicking themselves as the day progressed, without a single drop of rain and brightened by continuous sunshine. Perfect riding weather.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time


Broad Street, Oxford 9:30am


The Milk Shed, Weston-on-the-Green 10:45am


The Red Lion, Islip 12:45


Oxford area
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

56km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.

38km 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.