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Sunday ride to Witney and Long Hanborough

Sunday, 19 February 2023 - 9:30am

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.

Ride report

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.

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Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

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 1:00pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 3:45pm
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.

42km 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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