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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Wallingford Cycle Ride
Sun 6 October 2013 - 1:30pm
A new CTC group has been formed in Wallingford ! To celebrate and mark the event, why not join us for an easy-paced sociable afternoon ride from Wallingford westwards into the Vale with a tea and cake stop at Q-gardens, Milton Hill.
The ride will start from Wallingford Market Place, just outside the Tourist Information Centre, promptly at 1:30pm. We'll head out via South Moreton and Aston Tirrold to the Hagbournes and Harwell village. After tea, we'll enjoy the descent of Steventon Hill and return to Wallingford via Drayton, Sutton Courtenay, the Wittenhams and Brightwell. About 25 miles round trip. There are a few climbs, but nothing too long or steep; some easy off-road, all taken at a sociable rather than sporty pace, about 11-12mph on the flat.
Another beautiful day for a ride – that makes it six in a row for the Wallingford rides!
16 out today including 5 new riders. We had a perfect mix of men, women, young and old. We followed the route pretty much as planned, although some didn't fancy the off-road section between the Hagbournes and took the road route instead. We re-grouped by the pond in West Hagbourne before continuing on to tea. Q-gardens were as efficient as ever and we sat outside enjoying the sunshine – hard to believe it is really October.
After tea, we enjoyed the fast descent of Steventon hill and then the late afternoon sunshine as we headed back via Drayton, Sutton Courtenay, and Appleford. The recently resurfaced NCN route 5 to Long Wittenham was excellent and only 2 opted for the much longer road route this time. The one major hill of the day was the climb from Little Wittenham up to the clumps car park. Everyone made it up and we were rewarded with the extensive views over the Vale. A few photos were taken before we continued down to Brightwell and all too soon we were back into Wallingford, just after 5pm.
Once again a thoroughly sociable and enjoyable ride. Thanks everyone for coming. It's great to see the enthusiasm for group cycling from Wallingford.