Saturday 7th April 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 is an OCC favourite, Highworth Hotspurs, which heads in a south-westerly direction towards Swindon before looping back and flirting along the northern edge of the Ridgeway. The worst of the overnight rain should have moved north and we should pick up a good following wind for the run home. Paul Antony will be leading from the front and you can take a detailed look of the route on Strava.
If you are joining an OCC club run for the first time, then please make yourself known to Paul on arrival. You are more than welcome to join us, but we 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.
Conditions are likely to be wet due to overnight rain, but the route is relatively benign with not a great deal of climbing, so expect an average speed of between 17-19mph. We don’t stop at a café on our rides and no one is dropped – we ensure everyone is looked after.
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 bring clothing necessary for the likely conditions, enough fuel/water to sustain you and ensure your bike is road worthy!
07/04/2018 - 9:00 am