Sociable leisure rides for enthusiastic cyclists
Fifth Sunday – Anything goes! May be a morning or all-day ride, starting in Wantage or elsewhere, and at Blue or Red grade, including refreshment stops appropriate to the ride. A chance to do something different...
Start at the Waterfront Cafe in Benson - http://www.waterfrontcafe.co.uk/
[parking in St Helens Avenue, coming from Oxford direction, left opposite the cafe and immediately right]. 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. Possible coffee stop at the excellent Velocafe, Warren Row - https://heycafes.co.uk/04479922/Velolife
From there it is fairly flat to the lunch stop at Jenners Cafe, Maidenhead. We then ascend Winter Hill [the easier way], through Marlow, then lovely lanes through Freith and Fingest to reach Turville [where the Vicar of Dibley was filmed: hence the name]. Then hard work up the Turville Tunnel to Christmas Common and a fast descent of Watlington Hill. Then pretty flat home through Chalgrove to Benson for more refuelling, if needed.
Summer Wednesday – Weekly evening ride from Wantage at either Blue or Red grade, which will complete before sunset. We will have a variety of paces and terrains across the summer season.8:33 pm
First Sunday – An all-day ride starting from Wantage. The ride will be Blue or Red grade and include lunch and maybe other refreshment stops - expect to be be back by 17:30 (or 30 minutes before sunset during winter months).
A bit of an experiment today - we are holding two rides, both from Wantage, and visiting different areas. So if you want an all day ride, come on both, or you can pick and choose! Otherwise the morning ride will be back in Wantage by around 13:00.8:39 pm
An afternoon ride, or combine with the morning ride for an all-day epic!8:39 pm
Summer Wednesday – Weekly evening ride from Wantage at either Blue or Red grade, which will complete before sunset. We will have a variety of paces and terrains across the summer season.8:44 pm