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Sunday ride with coffee/brunch in Woodstock
Sunday, 5 November 2023 - 9:30am
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Although this is only a half-day ride, please use the usual "lunch" booking form, as the leader will need to book the venue. Thank you.
Plenty of country lanes between Enslow (18k) and Woodstock (39K). And home in time for a latish lunch. Unless you prefer to have a brunch at the Buttery.
A beautiful day with just a little rain which arrived conveniently as we enjoyed our paninis and all-day breakfasts in the Blenheim Buttery. But a problem at the start: Woodeaton road “Closed due to floods”. We were about to divert via Elsfield when a Tesco van appeared and, responding to our questioning looks, gave us a smile and a thumbs up. He was right – no sign of flooding. There were a few hills after Tackley and lovely tiny country lanes as we rode due west into a headwind before heading south towards our late refreshment stop in Woodstock. After a longer than planned stop, we made our various ways home via the A44 cycle path which, I’m told, is recently much improved.
Ah yes, the hands? Mending a puncture is usually dirty work with little to recommend it. But in this case, it was perfectly planned to ensure that we arrived at our lunch venue right on time.
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Ride venues and times
|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).
|The Blenheim Buttery, Woodstock|| 12:00pm
We'll need to book as gets busy on Sundays
|Oxford area|| 1:00pm
|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.|