Cycling UK Oxfordshire organises its own rides and we also highlight some rides run by other local groups.
Even if you are not a Cycling UK member, you will be welcome on any ride that is within your capabilities and we will be happy to match you up with suitable rides. In general, you can ride for free on three rides before deciding whether to join Cycling UK.
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The classic annual Century ride organised by Cycling UK Oxfordshire. Challenge yourself to cover 100 miles, but enjoy company and the support of the group on the way. This year's century will start at 8am from the Clover Place car park in Eynsham (Grid Ref SP432094) - map. The route has now been finalised and can be found here. We'll be heading northwards across the ironstone country of North Oxfordshire…Find out more »
(Updated 22 April). All day ride to the Chilterns. This ride is particularly intended for those aiming to get some distance in their legs before the Century ride in May, or other long rides in the summer. The distance allows us to reach from Grove to the beautiful scenery of the Chilterns. Riding first East, we start on the quiet roads and work our may past Didcot and Wallingford before…Find out more »
An off-road ride for everyone. At the start of this ride, we will cover bike set up and basic techniques to make off-roading fun. Then a short ride on local tracks, with frequent breaks. This ride is ideal if you have wanted to take your bike off-road, but been a bit unsure. Plenty of free car parking at Old Mill Hall. Look out for Regular off-road rides for 2018: we are…Find out more »
Fifty miles from Witney – our first Oxfordshire ride of the year, and the first in our 'Couch to 200' series if you want to work your way up from typical touring distances to a massive 200 mile ride. But, you don't have to commit to that – this ride will be a joy in its own right. It will head into the Oxfordshire Cotswolds just as spring begins to take…Find out more »
Our AGM this year moves to a new venue – a pub! And, we will buy everyone a drink – yes a free beer, soft drink, tea, coffee or almost whatever!* We are meeting in the front room of the pub and they will have a range of drinks and snacks available for us. They have a courtyard, which is a good place to park bikes. We are changing the…Find out more »
We'll start along Grim's Ditch - a brilliant mile of singletrack built by the Vikings (Grim is a name for Odin). Then we'll hammer up the hills like Thor and ride down like Valkyries. Or something. Actually, this may be a bit more of an IKEA ride, because I will assemble it as we go along depending on the group and weather to maximise the enjoyment for all 😉 General…Find out more »
A hilly 2* ride of about 40 miles around North Oxfordshire starting and finishing in Banbury.Find out more »
August's ride will be led by David Yearley. I'm not sure exactly of his plans, but I reckon the Ridgeway and hence some great views will figure in it. A moderately paced ride, not a scorcher (although we hope for good weather!) General description: Monthly off-road ride for those who like their rides bumpy and (sometimes) muddy on second Saturday mornings. The rides will be about 20 miles, mostly off-road,…Find out more »
Our summer social is being hosted this year by Steve and Lorna Swanton at their home in Grove, from 6:30 for 7pm. All club members, family and friends are very welcome to join us. Please each bring a bottle and a dish - savoury, salad or sweet, enough for 4 people. Bread and potatoes provided. There will be a quiz and also a raffle in aid of Whizz-Kidz, the children's…Find out more »
This is a great ride for twisty singletrack in the woods around Woodcote. Not too much climbing - not none, but a bit less than average, and the two main climbs are quite close to the start of the ride. Also there is are major hazards along the route, as long as you can steer around the trees. That all makes it a route that has proved popular in previous…Find out more »