Saturday 22nd September 2018
First up, a quick reminder that the club ride on Saturday 6th October will be a little different than normal. The plan, subject to the weather being amenable, is to head west in a fleet of cars, park up beyond Burford and explore some of the Cotswold Hills we rarely get to ride. A mid-morning coffee stop and pub lunch will be factored into the route and we should be back in Oxford by late afternoon, so ensure you negotiate a pass so that you don’t miss out on another great OCC day trip away. Full details will be distributed to members in the week before.
Back to this weekend’s ride and, as usual, it will start 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.
Danny Wright will be leading this week’s ride and due to the forecast of rain later in the morning, it’s a little shorter than the 70 milers we have been doing in recent weeks. Full route details are now available on STRAVA. Expect an overall average speed of 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 – please make yourself known to Danny on arrival – but 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 ensure your bike is road worthy!
22/09/2018 - 9:00 am