Saturday 15th September 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.
This week’s ride will be led by OCC’s very own routemeister extraordinaire, Johnny Morrison, back in the saddle after a stack of summer family and work commitments. Johnny, or ‘Il Toro’ as he prefers to be addressed, will be leading the charge northwards from the front, taking us on a 70 mile loop that is relatively benign but with plenty of options to cut a little shorter if necessary. You can check out and download the route on STRAVA.
The weather forecast is looking good – dry with light winds – so expect an overall average speed somewhere around the 19-20 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, so please make yourself known to Johnny on arrival. If you have not ridden with OCC before, 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. 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, please ensure your bike is road worthy!
15/09/2018 - 9:00 am