Saturday 22nd April 11:30am, 30-something mile campaign road ride

2 Star road ride – steady pace, with some climbs. Suitable for regular riders who prefer a more relaxed pace.

  • Average speed: 10–12 mph
  • Distance: 30-something miles
  • Start time: 11.30 am (nb Saturday)
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 5 hours including a refreshment stop and time in Oxford
  • Ride leaders: Alison Smart and Patrick Hardiman

Route: Arriving in Oxford for 2pm to lobby county council candidates for improved cycling facilities, then returning to Wallingford. We’ll walk the first 50 yards as the Market Place will be closed, then there’ll be a choice of two routes each way: 15-16 miles via Shillingford, Newington and Stadhampton; or 18-19 miles via Clifton Hampden, Abingdon and Radley. Please bring lunch to eat en route, or in Oxford. You can also make your own way to County Hall, eg by rail or via Park & Ride.

Sunday 16th April 1:30pm, 30-ish mile road ride

3 Star road ride – quicker pace. Suitable for experienced riders, may be hilly, long, quick, or any combination!

  • Average speed: 12–14 mph
  • Distance: 30-ish miles
  • Start time: 1:30 pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3.5 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Alison Smart

Route: Out via Ipsden, Nuffield and Maidensgrove, to a tea stop at Turville Heath. Back via Christmas Common, Watlington, Brightwell Baldwin and Benson.

Saturday 1st April 1:30pm, 27 mile road ride

2 Star road ride – steady pace, with some climbs. Suitable for regular riders who prefer a more relaxed pace.

  • Average speed: 10–12 mph
  • Distance: 27 miles
  • Start time: 1.30 pm (nb Saturday)
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3.5 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Peter Wood

Route: A mainly flat ride, out through Little Wittenham, Burcot and Dorchester to refreshments at the Crazy Bear Farmshop. Back through Chalgrove, Cuxham/Upperton, Ewelme and Benson.

Sunday 19th March 1:30pm, 30-something mile road ride

3 Star road ride – quicker pace. Suitable for experienced riders, may be hilly, long, quick, or any combination!

  • Average speed: 12–14 mph
  • Distance: 30-something miles
  • Start time: 1:30 pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3.5 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Steve Ellwood

Route: Out through Hailey, Ipsden and Checkendon woods to Stoke Row. Through the Nettlebed Estate, then down to the Stonor Valley and back up again. Downhill for the last time to a stop at Ewelme school, then returning to Wallingford.

Sunday 5th March 1:30pm, 26 mile road ride

2 Star road ride – steady pace, with some climbs. Suitable for regular riders who prefer a more relaxed pace.

  • Average speed: 10–12 mph
  • Distance: 26 miles
  • Start time: 1.30 pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3.5 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Alison Smart

Route: A mainly flat ride although with three shortish hills. We set off through Brightwell and over Wittenham Clumps to Long Wittenham. We use cycle paths to Didcot and on to Upton, then up Hagbourne Hill to a tea stop at Chilton Garden Centre. We return past the Diamond Synchrotron, over Hagbourne Hill and through the Hagbournes and the Astons.

Sunday 19th February 1:30pm, 33 mile road ride

3 Star road ride – quicker pace. Suitable for experienced riders, may be hilly, long, quick, or any combination!

  • Average speed: 12–14 mph
  • Distance: 33 miles
  • Start time: 1:30 pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3.5 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Patrick Hardiman

Route: A reasonably hilly ride through Swyncombe to the Stonor Valley, then via Bix and Peppard to the Herb Farm Café in Sonning Common. Returning via Woodcote and the Stokes. Please remember your lights for the end of the ride.

Sunday 5th February 1:30pm, 23 mile road ride

2 Star road ride – steady pace, with some climbs. Suitable for regular riders who prefer a more relaxed pace.

  • Average speed: 10–12 mph
  • Distance: 23 miles
  • Start time: 1.30 pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Patrick Hardiman

Route: Out through Benson, the Berricks and Brookhampton to a refreshment stop in Dorchester. Returning via Burcot and Brightwell. Please remember your lights for the end of the ride.

Sunday 15th January 10:00am, 40-ish mile road ride

3 Star road ride – quicker pace. Suitable for experienced riders, may be hilly, long, quick, or any combination!

  • Average speed: 12–14 mph
  • Distance: 40-ish miles
  • Start time: 10:00 am
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 4 hours including a refreshment stop
  • Ride leader: Steve Ellwood

Route: nb morning start due to limited daylight hours (although lights will still be useful). Through Woodcote, Stoke Row and Henley to the Warren Row Bike Café. Returning via Henley, Harpsden, Sonning Common and Checkendon.

Sunday 1st January 1:30pm, 22 mile road ride

2 Star road ride – gentle pace, with some climbs. Suitable for regular riders who prefer a more relaxed pace.

  • Average speed: 10–12 mph
  • Distance: 22 miles
  • Start time: 1.30 pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Patrick Hardiman

Route: A resolution and/or hangover cure ride on New Year’s Day. Out through Benson, the Berricks and Brookhampton. Returning via Burcot and Brightwell, with a refreshment stop at the end. Please remember your lights.

Sunday 18th December 9:00am, 33 mile road ride

3 Star road ride – quicker pace. Suitable for experienced riders, may be hilly, long, quick, or any combination!

  • Average speed: 12–14 mph
  • Distance: 33 miles
  • Start time: 9:00 am
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Patrick Hardiman

Route: nb morning start due to limited daylight hours (although lights will still be useful). A reasonably hilly ride through Swyncombe to the Stonor Valley, then via Bix and Peppard to the Herb Farm Café in Sonning Common. Returning via Woodcote and the Stokes.