Past Ride

Important announcement:

Due to the Government advice on the current Covid-19 outbreak, we have regretfully decided to suspend the current year's ride programme with immediate effect. We will resume the programme as soon as it is deemed safe to do so and inform member riders directly.

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].

Sun Sep 1st 2019
Oxford Urban Safari 1*
Leader:
John Tranter
Start Time:
2:00 pm
Start Location:
Redbridge Park and Ride, Oxford, OX1 4XG
Description:
Brand new for 2019, this is a very special opportunity to use tracks, riverside paths and quiet streets to do a 13 mile 'urban safari' around the south and centre of Oxford. This ride really gives a remarkable insight into some hidden corners of this complex city and is mostly traffic free. This is an away-day ride, run at a beginner 1* pace. Parking is in the Redbridge Park and Ride at the southern end of the Abingdon Road (bring 2 pounds in coins). Note there is a height restriction on the entrance so let me know in advance if you have bikes on a roof rack for further instructions.

We head north through the strange sliver of a suburb known as Grandpont, cross the river on the fascinating Gasworks bridge and then head into the centre of town. A mini-tour of Jericho before a VIP coffee stop at St Cross College on St Giles (you only get in if you are friends with the Bursar!). Then I will give you the insider gossip as we pass through the epicentre of Oxford, under Hertford College's Bridge of Sighs, and eventually down to the river at Folly Bridge where we head along the towpath past the College boathouses, pop up into the lovely Iffley village and Rose Hill before continuing along the river to Sandford. We then have a couple of miles back through Kennington before some unexpected underpasses get us back to the start.

I'm really pleased with this one - don't miss it!

13 miles at a leisurely pace - 10 or 11 mph.
Riders:
Alvaro Rey
Carin Tranter
Des Higgs
Diana Whidborne
John Tranter
Lizzie Long
Louise Tranter
Nick Portsmouth
Robert Treadgold
Tim Waite
Riders = 10

Weather:
sunny intervals
Report:
Really great to see such a good group gathering at Redbridge Park and Ride, with the bonus extra of my sister Louise visiting from Coventry. This was really mostly about sightseeing and exploring more than actual riding - reflected in a very leisurely average speed, but with lots to see along the way.

All went according to plan, we cruised through Grandpont, struggled through the crowds in the centre of town and toured Jericho before a very pleasant tea stop courtesy of Greens cafe and St Cross College. Then more crowds past the Bodleian and under Hertford College's famous bridge before heading down to the river at Folly Bridge.

A great run along the newly improved towpath was punctuated by a detour into Iffley Village and Rose Hill, before we headed along the also improved path alongside the railway to the top of Kennington. We couldn't resist a little detour down to the river one more time, at Sandford Lock, before heading back on the road through Kennington and the final bit of magic on the underpasses back to the P&R.

Thanks to all for a real nice afternoon.
Distance:
20.92 km (13.00 mi)
Ride Details:
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/39372440
Proposed Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30407342"
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
« Jun 2020 »
MoTuWeThFrSaSu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930
Recent Rides
Thu Jun 4th 2020
Thursday Catch-up

Tue Jun 2nd 2020
Virtual Pub Night
18 riders

Sun Mar 22nd 2020
RIDE CANCELLED - Regular Wantage Ride - OXFORD SPECIAL

Sat Mar 21st 2020
RIDE CANCELLED - 1* Saturday Half Day Ride

Thu Mar 19th 2020
RIDE CANCELLED - Daytime 1* Thursday Ride

Tue Mar 17th 2020
Off Road Tuesday Evening Ride

Sun Mar 15th 2020
Sunday Shortie 3* Vale & Downland ride.
35km 3 riders

Sat Mar 14th 2020
2* Saturday Half Day Ride
45km 11 riders

Thu Mar 12th 2020
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride
24km 9 riders

Wed Mar 11th 2020
Turbo Training

Tue Mar 10th 2020
Off Road Tuesday Evening Ride

Sun Mar 8th 2020
Sunday Shortie 2*
32km 7 riders

Sat Mar 7th 2020
3* Saturday Half Day Ride
71km 13 riders Ride has photos

Thu Mar 5th 2020
Daytime 1* Thursday Ride
26km 8 riders

Wed Mar 4th 2020
Turbo Training
10 riders

Tue Mar 3rd 2020
Off Road Tuesday Evening Ride

Sun Mar 1st 2020
Sunday Shortie 2*
37km 8 riders

Sat Feb 29th 2020
RIDE CANCELLED - 3* Fifth Saturday Special

Thu Feb 27th 2020
RIDE CANCELLED - Daytime 1* Thursday Ride

Wed Feb 26th 2020
Turbo Training
9 riders

Tue Feb 25th 2020
Off Road Tuesday Evening Ride

Mon Feb 24th 2020
Ride Leaders Meeting
20 riders

Sun Feb 23rd 2020
Sunday Shortie 3*
50km 6 riders

Sat Feb 22nd 2020
2* Saturday Half Day Ride
51km 5 riders
Annual Club Dinner

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

Ride Archive

*