We’ve agreed our outline ride programme for 2020. This year we are stretching it beyond the Annual Century to a 125 mile (200km) ride. This distance was popular when we last rode it in 2018, although we hope not to repeat the ‘cafe that said it would be open is actually closed so we have to ride hell-for-leather to the nearest alternative before it closes’ scenario. We did enjoy our… Read More »
A survey organised by Cyclox and the Oxfordshire Cycling Network has allowed many of our candidates for the 2019 General Election to express their views on cycling, transport investment and pavement parking. All candidates were contacted and their views are presented unedited, with non-responders also identified. Take a look at the ‘VOTE BIKE 2019′ results here. You can also look up the results of Cycling UK’s national election campaign here.
You may have noticed a Trustees election form with your latest Cycle magazine. Trustees are important as independent guides to the Charity, so please take the time to vote – the deadline is 31st October. There are an excellent field of candidates, all selected to have skills that Cycling UK are looking for – there is even one local to Oxfordshire.
It’s Cycling UK AGM season again (mid-October to mid-November). The dates for Member Group AGMs in Oxfordshire are below. Any Cycling UK Member is welcome to attend and vote at any Member Group AGM. Cycling UK Wantage – 21 October, 7pm at Childrey Cricket Club CTC Oxfordshire Midweek Group – 30 November, 10am at Aston Village Hall Oxford Cycling UK – 3 November, 11am at Eynsham Cricket Club (ride from… Read More »
If you’ve ever wondered how best to pass a horse on you bike or what to note down after a close pass, then pop down to this event on 8th October 2019 in Steventon Village Hall, 7 for 7:30pm Want to find out how to report incidents? Do you know what is admissible evidence, and how to ensure it can be used? Are you aware of the need to call… Read More »
It was a beautiful morning as 34 riders gathered in the sunshine at Islip village hall for the start of our 2019 Century and Triennial Veterans’ ride. There was strong representation from Wantage with regulars from Oxford City, Midweek and Wallingford groups plus guest riders from near and far (including Milton Keynes, Swindon and Suffolk). We would have been a full complement of 36 but sadly Robin had to pull… Read More »
The Oxfordshire CTC Midweek Member Group are running the 2019 edition of the Midweek Tour of the Cotswolds Audax, a lovely ride starting from Witney Rugby Club on Wednesday 19th June. This sociable event is 106 km in length and success on this lovely route is recorded on a Brevet card that you get stamped at two Controls (a cafe in Chipping Norton and the Cotswold Farm Park in Guiting… Read More »
Two big rides coming in June 2019. On 2nd June, 75 miles from Grove. On 30th June, 100 miles from Islip – our annual Century ride which this year we are combining with the Triennial Veterans Century ride. The Triennial Veterans Century is a special series of long-distance cycling events for the over-50s every 3 years. This year we are combining it with our regular annual Century ride, so you… Read More »
Oxfordshire will play host to the OVO Energy Women’s Tour for the next three years, starting with the county’s first-ever stage of Britain’s leading professional women’s stage race on day three of the 2019 event on Wednesday 12 June. Find out more here: www.womenstour.co.uk You can also find more info regarding route and timetable here: https://www.womenstour.co.uk/stages/stage-3/
Saturday 27th July 2019, Faringdon THREE amazing rides: The Gentle Challenge – 35 miles of rolling Cotswold countryside that is just enough to stretch someone looking for a first event. It is also the choice for regular cyclists to have a social meander through some of the region’s prettiest villages. The route is also perfect for families who would like to enjoy a day cycling together. The Full Monty – 70 miles… Read More »