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Sun Jun 4th 2017
1* away day - The Oxford Special Series 1*
Leader:
John Tranter
Start Time:
2:00 pm
Start Location:
Botley shopping centre at the bottom of Cumnor Hil
Description:
A very special opportunity to use tracks, riverside and canalside paths and quiet streets to do a 17 mile 'urban safari' around Oxford. This ride really gives a remarkable insight into some hidden corners of this complex city and is almost entirely traffic free. This is an away-day ride, run at a beginner 1* pace. Meet in the car park behind the shops at the bottom of Cumnor Hill. Parking here is free for 3 hours, which will be ample. We use the lovely track from North Hinksey to get to Osney Mead, then up the river, across Port Meadow to the canal, up to Wolvercote and then through the exclusive back streets of leafy Summertown until we get to the Marston Ferry Road. Then there is a fascinating series of hidden tracks and roads through to the Brooks campus (including an unexpected manor house), then a swoop down to Florence Park and a final section of beautiful riverside towpath. Some of the tracks will be rough in places, so this is not the ride for carbon super bikes. Mountain bikes would actually work as well as hybrids for this.

Free parking in Botley and the chance of a fine coffee stop at Taylor's to finish with. Really interesting - don't miss it!

17 miles at a leisurely pace - 10 or 11 mph.
Report:
A good group and a nice ride. All went well, with a good collection of sensible bikes dealing quite adequately with the variety of road and track surfaces on offer. It's really quite amazing how much variety of scenery and cityscape is packed into this ride - lots to see and lots of unexpected moments.

Thanks to all for a fun afternoon.
Distance:
27.36 km (17.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/15061243
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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.
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