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Sunday ride to Witney and Ramsden

Sunday, 28 May 2023 - 9:30am

A circuitous route to Cogges for coffee. Then a cycle north to lunch at Charlbury Garden Centre avoiding the Bank holiday crush in the pubs.

Ride report

Eleven gathered in Broad Street in the warm sunshine. We had a short delay in setting off as Sue, the ride leader, couldn’t get her Mio navigation system to work. It couldn’t get a GPS signal despite turning it off and on several times. Fortunately Sue knew the way to coffee and hoped the Mio would work after that. It didn’t and Jackie helpfully cycled alongside for the rest of the ride. The traffic was quieter than usual for a Sunday and we reached Charlbury Garden Centre at 1.15 to find they had almost no food. Three cheese and potato bakes were shared amongst several people topped up with cheese scones and crisps. It looked like there would be no lunch there for anyone on the Bank Holiday Monday! We continued riding along more quiet country lanes until we reached the A40 cycle path for the last stretch into Oxford.

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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 11:10am

For about half an hour.


Charlbury Garden Centre, Ramsden 1:15pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 4:00pm
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

80km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

54km 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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