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Oxford Fringe

 86 km  415 m  03:51  x4  x4
Ride Category
Twice as many riders as last year and much milder, in fact over-dressed mild!

It was very dull in Wantage at 9am with a little mizzle in the air so it was lights required as we headed towards Oxford. This is one of my favourite routes taking in several of the villages of Oxford e.g. Wytham, Wolvercote and Marston.

The road down through Stanton St. John and Forest Hill is an absolute joy with views on both sides although rather shrouded in mist today.

Ladder Hill in Wheatley is a toughie but thankfully it comes just before the refreshment stop and not just after!! We were just in time for full English breakfasts at Mill View Garden Centre before they changed to lunch service so we all tucked in!

The run back to Wantage went past the home of the Mighty Yellows to Sandford Lock and onwards through Abingdon. The Sun deciding to put in an appearance for some early winter brightness.

It was a straightforward ride back to the Market Square along the Hanney Road and the A338 and finished at bang on 2pm.

Well done to all and thank you for your company :)