Sunday 5th November 1:30pm, 20-something 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: 20-something miles
  • Start time: 1.30 pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Cliff Bellis

Route: tbc. Please bring lights, as it will be getting dark by the end of the ride.

Sunday 15th October 1:30pm, 34 mile road ride (updated)

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 through Benson, Stadhampton, Garsington (which has the biggest hills of the day) and Sandford to a tea stop in Abingdon. Returning via Culham and the Wittenhams.

Sunday 1st October 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 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Cliff Bellis

Route: A ride with some short climbs going via Clifton Hampden, Dorchester, and Stadhampton where we’ll stop for a break at the Crazy Bear Farm Shop, then on to Chalgrove and Benson.

Sunday 17th September 1:30pm, 35 mile Midsomer Murders 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: 35 miles
  • Start time: 1:30 pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3.5 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Peter Wood

Route: Keep your eyes peeled for clues on this tour around Midsomer County. Starting and finishing in Causton, with a killer hill at Angel’s Rise.

Sunday 3rd September 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 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Alison Smart

Route: Town centre roads will be closed for Bunkfest so we’ll walk the first few hundred yards. 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 20th August 1:30pm, 38 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: 38 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 via Woodcote, Stoke Row, Nettlebed Estate and Henley to refreshments at Velolife cafe, Warren Row. Returning via Henley, Harpsden Valley, Sonning Common, and Checkendon.

Sunday 6th August 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 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Patrick Hardiman

Route: Out through Ewelme then climbing to Nuffield followed by a tea stop at Stoke Row Cafe. Returning via Checkendon, Ipsden and North Stoke.

Sunday 23rd July 1:30pm, 17 mile off-road ride

2 Star off-road ride – steady pace, with climbs and probably mud. Suitable for regular riders with some technical skills, a mountain bike is recommended.

  • Average speed: 8–10 mph
  • Distance: 17 miles
  • Start time: 1.30 pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 2.5 hours including a (self-provided) refreshment stop
  • Ride leader: Patrick Hardiman

Route: A combination of roads and tracks to Huntercombe and Nettlebed. Returning via Nuffield, Mongewell Woods, and the Ridgeway.

Saturday 15th July 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 (nb on a Saturday)
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3.5 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Patrick Hardiman

Route: Out through Cuxham, Clare Hill and Chalgrove to a tea stop at the Crazy Bear. Returning via Chiselhampton, Clifton Hampden and Cholsey.

Sunday 2nd July 1:30pm, 12 mile introductory road ride

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

  • Average speed: 8–10 mph
  • Distance: 12 miles
  • Start time: 1.30 pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 2 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Alison Smart

Route: Out via Preston Crowmarsh, Benson and Roke to a tea stop at Ewelme Watercress Beds. Returning via Benson. The ride will be preceded by a Dr Bike event in the Market Place with free safety checks and basic maintenance from 11:00am.