Sunday 11th June 1:30pm, 22 mile road ride (nb a 2nd Sunday)

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: 22 miles
  • Start time: 1.30 pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Rebecca Broadbent

Route: Out through Ewelme and Chalgrove to the Crazy Bear Farm Shop in Stadhampton. Returning via Burcot, Clifton Hampden and Brightwell.

Sunday 21st May 1:30pm, 34 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: 34 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: Out via Chalgrove and the Haseleys to Waterperry Gardens to meet other Oxfordshire cycling groups. Returning via Little Milton, Drayton St Leonard and Dorchester.

Sunday 7th May 1:30pm, 15 mile introductory road ride

1 Star road ride – gentle pace, generally flat. Suitable for beginners, occasional riders, and families.

  • Average speed: 8–10 mph
  • Distance: 15 miles
  • Start time: 1.30 pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 2.5 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Chris Leftley

Route: Out via Shillingford, Dorchester and Drayton St Leonard to a tea stop at the Crazy Bear farm shop in Stadhampton. Returning via the Berricks, Benson and Crowmarsh.

Sunday 7th May 1:30pm, 25 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: 25 miles
  • Start time: 1.30 pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Peter Wood

Route: Out through Benson, Ewelme, and Ipsden to the Chocolate Café in Goring. Returning via Woodcote and the Stokes.

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.