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Sunday ride to Witney and Charlbury

Sunday, 1 December 2013 - 9:30am

Don't forget lights

Ride report

Fourteen at the start, one joined en route and another at the Bakehouse in Witney. Twelve went on to lunch in Charlbury. A special welcome to Adam and a nice surprise at coffee where we met Jenny who had moved away to Sheffield 18 months ago and just happened to be back visiting friends. Lots to catch up on. Whenever we cycle north of Witney, we love the secluded undulating lanes which criss-cross the foot of the Cotswolds. If only we could cross the river at Bablock Hythe! What a difference that would make riding north west from south Oxford. Apparently it would be too expensive to build a bridge – but this one I found in the Auvergne last summer doesn’t look as if it would cost a fortune (see last photo). No horses and no motorised vehicles it says on the sign – but perfect for cyclists.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time


Broad Street, Oxford 9:30am


Bakehouse Diner, Witney 10:45am


The Bull Inn, Charlbury 12:30


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

67km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home 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.