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Sunday ride to Witney and Long Hanborough

Sunday, 29 October 2023 - 9:30am

Don’t forget the clocks go back the day of this ride – don’t get there too early! – but do bring lights in case we are delayed and/or the weather is dull. We will visit Cogges Farm café for our coffee break followed by a tour to the east via Minster Lovell, Langley, Leafield, Stonesfield and Combe to the George and Dragon at Long Hanborough for lunch. Then it is a short ride home via Worton. There are some hills after coffee.

Ride report

There was a big turnout for this ride with over 16 riders in Broad Street and one joining on the way. The day started in lovely sunshine which unfortunately disappeared and was replaced by quite heavy rainfall before we had even made it to coffee at Cogges Farm. It rained the whole time we were at coffee and for a few miles after but then cleared up to be another nice, sunny day for the rest of the ride. The rain made the roads really filthy though and led me to have to clean my bike, with the clocks going back as well, we are truly now into the autumn/winter season.

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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).


Cogges Manor Farm, Witney 10:45am

For about half an hour.


The George and Dragon, Long Hanborough 1:15pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 3:30pm
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

66km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

50km 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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