Ride suggestions

While our group rides are suspended, here are some ideas for routes to try or adapt for your individual daily exercise:

21 miles to Abingdon and back (with an option to return slightly sooner)

24 miles around Clifton Hampden, Stadhampton and Chalgrove

25 miles through Didcot and the Hagbournes (with the option to buy fruit and vegetables at a farm shop)

29 miles into the Chilterns, with bluebells likely to be flowering in April/May

For something more challenging a 53-mile trip into Buckinghamshire including part of a recent Tour of Britain route

There are also more ideas from Sustainable Wallingford for routes of 11, 19, or 25 miles to the east of Wallingford, and routes of 11, 15, or 22 miles to the west of Wallingford

If you try these rides please let us know what you think of them.

All group rides are suspended until further notice

In common with many other organisations, we have suspended our group rides until further notice due to Government recommendations and potential Coronavirus risks. Additional information behind this decision is available from Cycling UK.

Please continue to check our website for further updates as the situation and our response to it changes.

If you are considering riding individually, please check the latest advice from Cycling UK.

 

CANCELLED – Sunday 5th 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: 1:30pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Patrick Hardiman

Route: Out through the Moretons, Didcot and Milton Park to refreshments at Q Gardens. Returning via Harwell, the Hagbournes and the Astons.

Sunday 15th March 9:30am, 32 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: 32 miles
  • Start time: 9:30am
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3.5 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: John Longworth

Route: Out via Clack’s Lane, Nuffield (Hill), Stoke Row, Sonning Common, Dunsden Green to Sonning Herb Farm (or possibly an al fresco refreshment stop). Return via Kidmore End, Exlade Street, Woodcote, the Stokes and Hailey.

Sunday 1st March 9:30am, 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: 9:30am
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Cliff Bellis

Route: Some gentle inclines on a route going via South Moreton, Didcot, East and West Hagbourne to a tea stop at Blewbury, then on to Aston Tirrold, South Moreton again, Sires Hill and Brightwell-cum-Sotwell.

CANCELLED – Sunday 16th February 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: 1:30pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3.5 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Nigel Hughes

Route: Out through Ipsden, Goring and Cholsey to refreshments in South Moreton. Returning through Long Wittenham, Dorchester, the Berricks and Benson. Please bring lights for the end of the ride.

Sunday 2nd February 1:30pm, 20 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 miles
  • Start time: 1:30pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Peter Wood

Route: Out through Hithercroft, Cholsey Hill, Moulsford and Streatley to Goring Chocolate Café. Back through Cleeve, Catsbrain Hill, Braziers Park, and Ipsden. Please bring lights for the end of the ride.

Sunday 19th January 9:30am, 36 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: 36 miles
  • Start time: 9:30 am
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3.5 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: John Longworth

Route: Various slow climbs and fast descents out through Streatley, Upper Basildon, Stamford Dingley and two crossings of the M4 to refreshments at Hampstead Norreys Community Shop. Returning via Hungerford Green, Goring and the Stokes.

Sunday 5th January 9:30am, 22 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: 22 miles
  • Start time: 9:30am
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Patrick Hardiman
Route: Out through Dorchester, Chiselhampton and Benson to the Riverside Cafe. Returning via Ewelme unless you’d prefer a short cut.

Wednesday 1st January 1:30pm, 22 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: 22 miles
  • Start time: 1:30pm
  • Start location: Wallingford Market Place
  • Ride time: Approx 3 hours including a tea stop
  • Ride leader: Patrick Hardiman

Route: A resolution ride! Out through the Moretons and Clifton Hampden to a tea stop at Notcutts. Returning via Chiselhampton, Stadhampton and Benson. Please bring lights for the end of the ride.