Past Ride

We send details of upcoming rides in a weekly email newsletter. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please contact [javascript protected email address].

Sat Aug 27th 2016
Saturday Afternoon Ride from Grove 2*
Leader:
John Tranter
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

UPDATE 9.30 SATURDAY MORNING: weather looking slightly weird, but the ride will go ahead regardless!

There was exceptionally good feedback from my recent ride into the centre of Oxford, so I thought I'd try another variant. Simple routing across the north Vale to Cumnor, down Cumnor Hill (all the way this time!) and then it gets cunning as we sneak along the tracks over the A34 junction and enjoy the old road up to Godstow and around the top of Port Meadow. We pop through the village of Wolvercote, down the Woodstock Road, through the back streets of Jericho and enjoy another VIP tea stop at St Cross College (being the Bursar brings certain benefits...). We head out of town south to the river bank and follow my cunning route west back to Cumnor. Then we track back through Tubney and Fyfield.

This will be run at 2* pace and will be a fairly long ride because of the intricacies of the city centre routing. Expect to be back in Grove 5.30-6pm.
Riders:
Barry Stanton
Brian Hipwell
Chris Walters
David Talboys
Des Higgs
John Talbot
John Tranter
Karen Townsin
Karl Blake
Kirsten Smith
Nick Portsmouth
Nicole Pethybridge
Steve Swanton
Susan Holdroyd
Riders = 14

Weather:
sunny intervalsheavy rain showerscloudy with light rain (night)
Report:
Distinctly dodgy weather. Thunder rolled around as we set off and some had driven through flash floods to get to the start. But - how amazing that so many had made the effort!

The first half was all good - the rain held off and we enjoyed the swoop down Cumnor Hill and the nice loop around Port Meadow and down into Jericho.

As we arrived at St Cross College the sky began to darken rather dramatically. Fortunately we were just about indoors with cake and coffee purchased before the downpour really began. After waiting for a while, we decided to tough it out and set off again regardless. The riverside tracks were fun and the climb of Cumnor Hill was managed well. But, my goodness, the rain was pretty unrelenting by then! We had a fairly spectacularly damp return ride, but everyone was in good spirits as we got back to Grove.

Thanks to all for good company and stoic endurance!

Many thanks also to Steve for heroic sweeping with a big group.
Distance:
70.81 km (44.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/10741173
Comment on this ride

Ride Filter
Start Locations
WMP
Wantage Market Place
OMH
Old Mill Hall, Grove
Categories
1* - Suitable for irregular, social, beginner or family riders, pace will match the slower riders. Not hilly or long. Expect rides up to 3 hours. Gentle exercise.
2* - Suitable for regular riders who prefer to cover some distance but at a more relaxed pace. Likely to be half-day rides. Solid exercise.
3* - Suitable for experienced riders, may be hilly, long, quick, or any combination! Likely to be half or full-day rides. Challenging exercise.
4* - Suitable for athletic riders who can ride safely above the 3* standard. Quick rides for the fit.
More Information
Ride Calendar
« Oct 2019 »
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
Recent Rides
Sat Oct 19th 2019
1* Saturday Half Day Ride

Thu Oct 17th 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride
32km 17 riders

Wed Oct 16th 2019
Turbo Training
10 riders

Tue Oct 15th 2019
Off Road Winter Tuesday Evening Ride

Sat Oct 12th 2019
2* Saturday Half Day Ride
25km 1 riders

Thu Oct 10th 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride
10 riders

Tue Oct 8th 2019
Off Road Winter Tuesday Evening Ride

Sat Oct 5th 2019
3* Saturday Half Day Ride
71km 4 riders

Thu Oct 3rd 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride
35km 10 riders Ride has photos Ride has comments

Tue Oct 1st 2019
Off Road Winter Tuesday Evening Ride

Sun Sep 29th 2019
Tea and cakes in Uffington
35km 9 riders Ride has photos

Sat Sep 28th 2019
2* Saturday Half Day Ride
64km 8 riders Ride has photos

Thu Sep 26th 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride
32km 10 riders

Tue Sep 24th 2019
RIDE CANCELLED - Off Road Winter Tuesday Evening Ride

Sun Sep 22nd 2019
RIDE CANCELLED - Regular Wantage Ride

Sat Sep 21st 2019
1* Saturday Half Day Ride
11 riders

Thu Sep 19th 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride
29km 11 riders

Tue Sep 17th 2019
Off Road Winter Tuesday Evening Ride
32km 5 riders

Sun Sep 15th 2019
Easy on A Sunday Morning Off Road Ride
34km 4 riders

Sat Sep 14th 2019
Ride and Stride for Historic Churches 2019
74km 5 riders

Thu Sep 12th 2019
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride
29km 9 riders

Tue Sep 10th 2019
Off Road Winter Tuesday Evening Ride
32km 5 riders

Mon Sep 9th 2019
Committee Meeting
5 riders

Sun Sep 8th 2019
D-Day 75 Tour Day 2
73km 11 riders Ride has photos

Sat Sep 7th 2019
D-Day 75 Tour Day 1
111km 11 riders Ride has photos

Ride has photos Ride has photos
Ride has comments Ride has comments

Ride Archive

*