April 2021

Photos from members’ rides in March

We are restarting official rides this month. Until we are allowed to ride in larger groups, we will be operating the same reduced programme as in the autumn; namely, short & steady rides on the first Saturday of the month and medium rides on the third Saturday. However, because Easter fell on the first weekend of this month, April’s rides are taking place on the second and fourth Saturdays.

For guidance on what to expect on the rides, and how to prepare for them, please visit Group Rides Under the Rule of Six.

Saturday 10th April: Short Rides

Meet from 9.45am for a 10am departure in Radcliffe Square, Oxford (at the back of the University Church). Note: each ride comprise 6 cyclists maximum.

Sarah Twine will lead a scenic city parks ride which is a 7-mile route taking in some of Oxford’s many parks and green spaces. It will include a climb up to Headington, but on a quiet back road where riders can go at their own pace or walk if they wish. If you want to check the route out beforehand there is a link below:

Route: https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_5073247.html

Jane Carlton Smith will lead a figure of eight ride of 11.4 miles.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34460213

Saturday 24th April: Medium Rides

Leonor Barroca will lead a circular ride taking in Garsington, Denton & Cuddesdon (15.4 miles).

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35641892

Karen Wolff will lead a 12-mile circular route into the countryside with views over Otmoor.

Route: https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_5237937.html

Note that this route is shown starting at The Up in Arms pub, but we will be starting from Radcliffe Square; the total distance is from Radcliffe Square. In addition, rather than climbing the hill to Headington, this ride will make use of the path at the rear of Barton Park.