Wednesday 22nd January 2020 10:00am

Starting from - Road works in Shrivenham will mean reduced free parking in the area of our start point, which is outside the Primary School. Please ride to the start if you can. If coming by car/van, please try and reverse into your parking space!! you will find it much easier and safer for all when its time to get out for your journey home, SN6 8AG

This Shrivenham Social Ride Group ride is open for anyone to join

  • 20.6 miles
  • Hybrid (road tyres), Road
  • 2 hr 40 mins

Places available

4 Places booked

Starting point




Oxfordshire
SN6 8AG

Out on familiar roads that take us up Fox Hill and down to Aldbourne, our return leg is a slighly different route at least as The Burg Crossroad when we retrace our "steps" home. PS I can't explain why the Dalek already looks to have toppled over. The marvels of digital photography I suppose. It was the right way up when it left here!!!!!

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A 20 mile ride in which the one summit appears twice, once before coffe, once after. But it is a very do-able hill. We always stop at the top and wait for the group to reform.

Generally quiet country lanes

We will stop in the little cafe inside the post office/General store

As well as yourself and a roadworthy bike (see https://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/the-bicycle-m-check/): Helmets are optional, although strongly recommended. Water Bottle; don’t forget to fill it with water or your favourite energy drink before the ride Punctures are a pain at any time, but you will be quickly back on the road if you carry a spare inner tube and a pump. There will always be someone on the ride who can whip your old tube out and put the new one in if you can’t do it, If your wheels are held in place by a nut (probably 15mm AF) then also bring a spanner that fits. Bring your mobile phone. Very very rarely you may hit a pothole and damage your bike so that it can’t be ridden home so it’s good to be able to call someone at home to come and recover you (the AA won’t). DO NOT USE YOUR PHONE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WHILST RIDING WITH THE GROUP. Cash or Card. Despite looking for years we have yet to find a café in the area which gives out tea, coffee or cake for free so you will need to pay for these.

New Riders to the group are more than welcome to join us but please be aware of the distance and undulating nature of the ride. You won't get left behind (that's our guarantee) but we want you to enjoy this ride. We will have several rides per month so if this is a bit much then why not join us one on one of the easy or shorter rides

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