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Tue Aug 7th 2018
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nick Portsmouth - 07585 043121
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Our leisurely and sociable 10-mile club rides are designed specifically with adult newcomers to cycling and youngsters in mind, or those who just want some relaxed and sociable exercise. We cover a distance of about 10 miles at a gentle pace of 8-10 mph, following quiet country lanes and the occasional easy off-road track. We stop regularly to catch our breath, to take in the views and anything that takes our interest along the way.
Sunset: 8:43pm   Twilight Ends: 9:22pm

Tue Aug 7th 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Steve Swanton - 07857 527990
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.
Sunset: 8:43pm   Twilight Ends: 9:22pm

Tue Aug 7th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Yearley - 07792 967607
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know. Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any two. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.
Sunset: 8:43pm   Twilight Ends: 9:22pm

Tue Aug 7th 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.
Sunset: 8:43pm   Twilight Ends: 9:22pm

Tue Aug 7th 2018
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Peter Cowan - 07766396781
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). May be hilly.
Sunset: 8:43pm   Twilight Ends: 9:22pm

Sat Aug 11th 2018
2* Saturday Half Day Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Roger Postbeschild - 07554 664120
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Half day ride (45-55km / 30-40 miles), with a tea stop, at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly. Might be a struggle for new or irregular riders in winter months.
Sunset: 8:36pm   Twilight Ends: 9:14pm

Sun Aug 12th 2018
Dibley Dawdle 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nick Dunton - 07774 838310
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
Benson Waterfront Cafe
Description:
Start at the Waterfront Cafe in Benson. Free parking in St Helen's Avenue opposite the cafe. Cafe opens at 08.00, so plenty of opportunity for caffeine loading and loo visits before the depart. We take the back way through Wallingford and over the Ridgeway to Ipsden, with a grungy, grass-down-the-middle lane to climb towards Stoke Row. After that, easier roads to Henley and the attractive riverside road to Remenham and the climb of Remenham Hill. Coffee stop at Velolife, Warren Row. From there it is fairly flat to the lunch stop at Jenner's Cafe, Maidenhead. We then ascend Winter Hill [the easier way], through Marlow, then lovely lanes through Freith and Fingest to reach Turville. Then it's hard work up the Turville Tunnel to Christmas Common and a fast descent of Watlington Hill. Then pretty flat home through Chalgrove. Afternoon tea at the Waterfront. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU INTEND TO RIDE - WON'T RUN IF NO TAKERS.

Sunset: 8:34pm   Twilight Ends: 9:12pm
Proposed Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10024599

Sun Aug 12th 2018
1* ride from Botley - OXFORD SPECIAL 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
John Tranter - 07836 238350
Start Time:
2:00 pm
Start Location:
Botley shopping centre - bottom of Cumnor Hill
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.

There is free parking behind the shops 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.

Sunset: 8:34pm   Twilight Ends: 9:12pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21484653

Tue Aug 14th 2018
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Steve Swanton - 07857 527990
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Our leisurely and sociable 10-mile club rides are designed specifically with adult newcomers to cycling and youngsters in mind, or those who just want some relaxed and sociable exercise. We cover a distance of about 10 miles at a gentle pace of 8-10 mph, following quiet country lanes and the occasional easy off-road track. We stop regularly to catch our breath, to take in the views and anything that takes our interest along the way.
Sunset: 8:30pm   Twilight Ends: 9:08pm

Tue Aug 14th 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.
Sunset: 8:30pm   Twilight Ends: 9:08pm

Tue Aug 14th 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know. Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any two. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.
Sunset: 8:30pm   Twilight Ends: 9:08pm

Tue Aug 14th 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Terry Penn - 07833 141534
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.
Sunset: 8:30pm   Twilight Ends: 9:08pm

Tue Aug 14th 2018
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nick Fisher - [javascript protected email address]
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). May be hilly.
Sunset: 8:30pm   Twilight Ends: 9:08pm

Sat Aug 18th 2018
Easy Saturday Afternoon Ride From Standlake 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nick Portsmouth - 07585 043121
Start Time:
1:00 pm
Start Location:
Standlake Village Hall, OX29 7SB
Description:
Monthly 16-32km (10-20 miles) family and social afternoon rides, usually with a tea stop, at a riding pace of 13-16km/h (8-10mph). Occasional short or gentle climbs.

This month an awayday 1* ride to the Thames Valley starting from the large car park outside Standlake village hall (OX29 7SB) with tea stop at Aston Pottery. All welcome.

I thought I'd repeat a ride I lead last year that gives 1* riders a chance to visit Aston Pottery.

After leaving the village hall, we'll ride through the villages of Stanton Harcourt, Hardwick & Yelford before stopping at the pottery after about 12 miles. We'll then have another 5 miles to go back to the hall, via Cote, Shifford & Brighthampton.
I'm aiming to to ride near the top end of 1* pace and the route includes a couple of inclines similar to the rise from the A417 to Childrey.

Sunset: 8:22pm   Twilight Ends: 8:59pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19135812

Sun Aug 19th 2018
Regular Wantage Ride - OXFORD SPECIAL 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
John Tranter - 07836 238350
Start Time:
9:30 am
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
All-day touring ride (80-100km / 50-65 miles), lunch and possibly tea stop en route, at a riding pace of 18-22km/h (11-14mph). Not suitable for irregular riders. Climbing almost inevitable.

This is one of a series of Oxford special rides this year, taking advantage of my very best cunning knowledge of the secret routes in and out of this complicated but beautiful city.

This is an all day ride at a steady touring pace, designated 3* because of the distance but otherwise with a 2* flavour.

NB: NOTE CHANGE OF START LOCATION TO OLD MILL HALL

We head east via Hanney and Steventon to cross the Thames at Clifton Hampden, then a lovely section via the Baldons and Garsington gets us to the south edge of Oxford at Horspath. We skirt the Mini factory before a particularly satisfying bike track route pops us out on the Cowley Road and we head over Magdalen Bridge up the High and into the heart of the city. I will let you into some Bursar/tour guide insider secrets as we pass my own St Cross College and head north through Jericho to a lunch stop at The Plough in Wolvercote. We will then enjoy a spectacular loop around Port Meadow and a super cunning transit of the A34/A420 junction before conquering Cumnor Hill and heading home via Appleton.

Unmissable!

This is a long route, but we will have a number of short cut options in the last 10 miles or so and we can adjust to suit.

Sunset: 8:20pm   Twilight Ends: 8:57pm
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/17045348

Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday evening 1* Ride 1* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Des Higgs - 07798 941250
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Our leisurely and sociable 10-mile club rides are designed specifically with adult newcomers to cycling and youngsters in mind, or those who just want some relaxed and sociable exercise. We cover a distance of about 10 miles at a gentle pace of 8-10 mph, following quiet country lanes and the occasional easy off-road track. We stop regularly to catch our breath, to take in the views and anything that takes our interest along the way.
Sunset: 8:16pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm

Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday Evening 2* Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Jo Little - 07900295322
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 hour rides at a riding pace of 18-20km/h (11-13mph). Not likely to be very hilly.
Sunset: 8:16pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm

Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday Evening Off Road Ride 2* Add to Calendar
Contact:
David Yearley - 07792 967607
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:
Off-road ride around local tracks, usually about 15 miles. Knobbly tyres and good lights required. We are keen to welcome new riders and have spare lights available to borrow if you let me know. Dark, cold and wet - we'll ride in any two. But please let me know if you are coming so I can tell you if I decide to cancel due to really bad weather.
Sunset: 8:16pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm

Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday Evening 3* Ride 3* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Nicole Pethybridge - 07789 228361
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours at a riding pace of 20-24km/h (13-15mph). May be hilly.
Sunset: 8:16pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm

Tue Aug 21st 2018
Tuesday Evening 4* Ride 4* Add to Calendar
Contact:
Frank Schroer - 0778 8800580
Start Time:
6:30 pm
Start Location:
OMH
Description:

Weekly 1.5 - 2 hours ride at a riding pace of 25-29km/h (16-18mph). May be hilly.
Sunset: 8:16pm   Twilight Ends: 8:52pm

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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.
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