Saturday 25th August 2018
The OCC club ride starts at 9am from outside the Society Café on St Michael’s Street in the historic centre of Oxford, so please arrive in good time for a prompt start and a little earlier if you are in need of a pre-ride injection of caffeine! The ride will end at Home on the Abingdon Road, where we can enjoy a coffee, cake and post-ride chatter.
The route this week takes us into the heart of the Cotswold Hills, heading through Charlbury and looping around Burford via the Rissingtons and Sherborne Park. The second leg takes us through the Thames Valley and is far more benign and relatively flat, plus we should pick up a following wind, so the pace likely to get a little feisty. Full route details are now available on STRAVA. The forecast is fine, so expect an overall average speed somewhere around the 19 mph mark, so ideally suited to cyclists with a good level of fitness and endurance, though experience of riding in a group is not necessary – you’ll be looked after.
Non-members are welcome to come along, but if you have not ridden with OCC before, please make yourself known to the ride leader, Dave Nash, when you roll up. We also ask that you have a look at our How We Ride page in advance, which lists our calls, signals and how we like to ride as a bunch. We don’t stop at a café on our rides, so please bring enough fuel and water to sustain you!
Please also note that the wearing of a helmet is mandatory and we ask anyone joining us for the first time to provide their ICE details and wear/bring clothing necessary for the likely conditions, inner tubes and please ensure your bike is road worthy!
25/08/2018 - 9:00 am