Thursday 21st November 2019 10:00am

Starting from - Outside the Primary School. SN6 8AN

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

  • 24.5 miles
  • Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres)
  • 3 hr 10 mins

Starting point




Oxfordshire
SN6 8AN

Our route takes out to Chiseldon Via Foxhil, we cross the A346 before going south on the Old railway Path (NCN R482) as far as Ogbourne St George, we return to Chiseldon Via Draycott Foliat. After Coffee we then return to Shrivenham by going into Chiseldon and then after crossing the A346 return via Liddington and Wanborough

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It is, I hope you will agree, that riders from the village of Shrivenham, with its strong Military connections should take a ride out to the site of the original Army Cycling Corps HQ at Chiseldon. The camp, of course, is long gone but we are able to cycle alongside where it used to be following the route of the Midland and South West Junction Railway, that saw its final train in the early 60's. The track bed is now part of Route 482 of the National Cycle Network. Along the way we will learn more about the area thanks to "The Friends of the Railway Path" group.

we will be on country lanes for much of the ride. about 4 miles if traffic free off road but pretty good surface so any bike with off road tyres will do but I would suggest you don't bring your all carbon super duper racer on this ride. So cyclo cross bikes, the New Gravel Bikes, Your winter road bike with treaded tyes as well as Mountain Bikes and Hybrids with off road tyes and of course e bikes with off road tyres are suitable

At the 16 mile point we will be stopping at the Three Trees Cafe for refreshments and a history update

Helmets as always are advisable. please have a spare inner tube and a pump suitable for your tyres. Check you tyres are in good order. Cash/Card for the coffee stop

We welcome new riders to the group and we welcome e bikers. This ride has a bit of hill in the first five miles and although its generally downhill from there there are few climbs along the way so it probably wont suit someone new to cycling or someone who hasn't quite mastered riding uphill

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