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Sunday ride to Woodstock and Lower Heyford

Sunday, 15 January 2023 - 9:30am

Calling into Woodstock for coffee before heading further north on quiet roads and back down to the Bell at Lower Heyford for lunch.

Ride report

Just eight of us gathered on a cold but sunny morning in Broad Street. All 6 who were going to lunch had given names beginning with J but it honestly wasn’t a dictate. The sunshine made for wonderful scenic views, along with a few climbs to get us up to the top of ridges to appreciate them. The wind was not very kind for most of the way though, either being in our faces or a side wind both going north and coming back southwards. But for the time of year, it was still nice not to be rained on; the many views of flooded areas was a reminder that it could easily have been wet. Annoyingly I forgot to take a photo before Helen and John B, the coffee riders, left us.

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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).


(To be arranged) 11:00am

To be decided


The Bell Inn, Lower Heyford 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

72km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

38km 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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