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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Triennial Veterans’ Century (100-mile) Ride 2016
Sun 19 June 2016 - 8:00am
Starts from Islip Village Hall from 8am
Are you aged 50 or over and fancy a challenge? CTC’s triennial 100 mile rides for veterans – known as the Tri-Vets – date back to the organisation’s golden jubilee year of 1928. Riders have up to 12 hours to complete a route and receive a certificate to commemorate their achievement. Once again CTC Oxfordshire will be hosting a Tri-Vets ride in 2016, one of at least 16 rides taking place during June and July all over the country. Our ride, which is notable for its WI catering and sociable character, will be held on Sunday 19 June starting from Islip about 5 miles north of Oxford. We run the Tri-vets as a group ride with riders split into 5 or 6 groups of about a dozen riders each with a local leader and sweeper. The groups start at 10 minute intervals from 8am, so riders can choose a faster or slower group.
The route (see button below) is a 100-mile tour of Oxfordshire passing through Otmoor, the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, the Thames Valley and the Vale of White Horse with refreshment stops at Wendlebury (coffee), North Leigh (lunch) and Steventon (tea). Although there are some climbs, the route is a relatively gentle 100.
The entry fee is £15 and there will also be a charge of £15 for the full refreshment package of coffee, lunch and tea. To join us, please register through the Cycling UK website (through the button below). We will then send you further details of the ride and refreshment options. Our ride has always been popular and numbers are limited so early registration is advisable.
Update 16 April – we have over 60 entries, so please don’t delay if you would like to join us.