Oxford Cycling UK organises regular Sunday rides (usually leaving from Broad Street at 9.30am) and occasional social events and special rides, travelling to places farther afield.
Our Sunday rides start outside the Campus Store in Broad Street, Oxford. If the start is not convenient for you, depending on where you live, you can choose to join us at coffee, instead of at the start. For this reason, we publish the estimated arrival time at coffee. Some riders join us for lunch, though the arrival time is more difficult to predict.
If you do decide to join at lunch, please make sure you phone the ride leader (see the People page on our website for phone details), since we always book in advance. Another option, if you are busy or not sure you can manage a full day, is to ride straight home after coffee. To help those unfamiliar with local routes, on the last Sunday of each month, there will be a designated experienced rider to lead back home from coffee.
Distances range from 35-50 miles in winter to 50+ miles in summer, when the longer and warmer days provide an opportunity to explore more distant routes, perhaps even stopping for tea on the way home. Our Sunday rides are a social occasion, and while some may enjoy the odd burst of speed up a hill, we always wait for slower riders.
Our average speed over the past few years has been 19kph (c.12 mph). An experienced cyclist will lead the ride and a second rider will bring up the rear to make sure no one gets lost.