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Sunday ride to Witney and Long Hanborough
Sunday, 19 February 2023 - 9:30am
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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.
It was a beautiful sunny day that warmed up nicely as the day went on and felt very springlike. We had a great turnout and the ride to Cogges was uneventful with a new gazebo type area to sit in. Then off on the quiet roads of West Oxon round Asthall Leigh, Langley, Leafield, Finstock, Stonesfield and Combe on our way to a very efficient lunch for 14 of us at the George and Dragon in Long Hanborough. We saw a huge number of other cycling groups out on the roads, including some friends from the midweek group. On our return, we knew the road past Worton towards Yarnton was closed due to the railway bridge collapsing there but we were still surprised by the huge queues going the other way on the quiet road that was taking us to Cassington from Long Hanborough. We couldn’t believe that that much traffic would normally be going to Yarnton from Cassington and so it turned out as the A40 was completely closed as well. The police let us on the cycle lane though which was lovely and quiet but did mean we had to cycle past a very gory scene of a motorbike completely upside down in the middle of the A40. Hopefully it was not as bad as it looked. Apart from that bit, I think everyone felt it was a lovely day to be out.
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).
|Cogges Manor Farm, Witney
For about half an hour.
|The George and Dragon, Long Hanborough
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.