Sociable leisure rides for enthusiastic cyclists
Third Sunday – An all-day ride starting away from Wantage, so you'll need to either ride or drive out to the start point. The ride will be Blue or Red grade and include lunch and maybe other refreshment stops. The ride should finish by 17:00 (or 30 minutes before sunset during winter months).
Undulating ride at red(dish) speed generally following the Cherwell Valley, passing through the scenic Cotswold villages of Steeple Aston and Somerford, onward to Farthinghoe (possible coffee stop at 31 km). After Middleton Cheney and Cropredy, the proposed route crosses the M40 for lunch at Warmington (National Herb Centre) (54 km). The return route follows the second half of John Talbot's Ironstone Country Route back to Woodstock through a cluster of fine Cotswold villages, and including the gated road through the Worton House Estate.
We should be back at Woodstock by 1530.
In the event of unfriendly weather the route is subject to change. Lights should be carried (or even fitted!).
Please let me know by Friday 19 January if you're coming.