When, how and where we ride. link to etiquette
Routes:OCC Midweek Lardy Cakes 84923.6175957m
Lumpy route to Burford, with obligatory stop at Huffkins for coffee and lardy cake. Flat route home through usual suspects and back into Oxford via Appleton Cumnor.
OCC Tour of Britain ride 86218.5506901m
Eastern Promise 106823.336939m
It's a bit of a trick to make your way directly east of Oxford, so this route aims to do just that. It's pretty flat until Kingston Blount and then the shapes all change. It stays hilly until just outside of Princess Risborough and then takes a break till just after Cuddington, when the incline stick is brought out again. Once you're down from Brill. there's the short but often deal breaking little climb through Stanton St John and the long drag up to the Elsfield turn off. Drill it through there and you're pretty much back into town. Phew!
The Torotastic Seventy 112497.791743m
Perfect for a sunny days ouch fest this one. Get yer climbing legs and your dodgy descent radar tuned. If you haven't ridden these roads before, best go with someone who has, as this ride has some potentially dangerous sections, particularly on the climbs and descents on the other side of the B4009. It's not a ride if you lack form, but a great one if you do.
OCC Social Ride 26 August 74244.0771331m
Out of Oxford over Boars Hill (the only major climb of the day!) then quiet, good roads all the way to Childrey and coffee stop at Childrey Stores. Then heading for home, flirting along the edge of the Ridgeway, before heading back to Oxford via Kingston Lisle, Charney Basset and Appleton.
OCC Social Ride 26 August 75974.8431325m
Out of Oxford over Boars Hill (the only major climb of the day!) then quiet, good roads all the way to Childrey and coffee stop at Childrey Stores. Then heading for home, flirting along the edge of the Ridgeway, before heading back via Uffington back home.
OCC Spaghetti Western 107140.654871m
Not so much of a climbers route as a route for tearing it up on the way back with a fat westerly. Most of the climbing comes just getting out of town,where most of the traffic ungoodness is as well (yes, that is now officially a word). It's main design is to get that little bit more west than usual without breaking the distance/time bank and to come back in an easterly as possible way. Hi ho Silver! And blue. And red.
Cafe Wednesday 55 miler 89885.5296641m
A bit of roundabout take on many of the south west classics, hopefully with a cheeky coffee thrown in. Who's up??
The Hunnbunny Express 97494.5773091m
Another Chilterns joy fest for everyone. This ride is about getting a bit of elevation and making a South Oxford exit and return with a brief run along the ridgeway of the some of the Chilterns. Watch the narrow and crappy roads through Denton and Cuddeston. Take care on the B480 coming from Christmas Common over to Britwell Hill and the traffic on the B4009. Watch the crappy roads and tight turns after Ewelme toward Benson.
Social Ride II 69415.5558659m
Cafe stop at Aston Pottery
OCC Social Ride Saturday 12 August 72216.8770439m
At 45 miles and with only 380 metres of climbing, this is as flat as they come, with only significant inclines being the drag of Cumnor Hill as we head out of Oxford and the short, sharp Old Boars Hill on our return! The rest of the ride takes in the Thames Valley with long stretches of quiet roads. The route factors in a cake stop at Bampton Garden Plants Cafe at the 25 mile mark and the smooth stretch of asphalt between the villages of Southmoor and West Hanney is perfect for practising group rotations! . Old Boars Hill may test a few tired legs, but the route can be easily shortened by coming back via a more benign route through Cumnor village.
OCC 50 AC Eastleach 80394.7479615m
50 miles from Farmoor shops back to bottom of Cumnor Hill. Via Witney, Minster Lovell, Burford, Eastleach, Clanfield, Bampton/Aston cafes and Standlake. A few minor lumps first half, flat second half.
OCC Social Ride 29 July 73243.8592434m
Loop north via Eynsham and Witney with a cafe stop at Chadlington at the 22 mile/36km mark, then looping back via Spelsbury and Kiddington and back into Oxford passing through Hampton Poyle and Summertown
OCC Sheepdrove Diversion 101491.817334m
Not the usual Lambourn n back! Slow ride through the Letcombes to take in their beauty and then a little detour and in the back way to Lambourn. Return route good for South Westerleys 🙂
Morning Tea at Twyford 88028.6090865m
This is designed as three hour mid week ride that's not too hilly and takes advantage of a north easterly tailwind home. And what's a mid week spin without a coffee stop?? The care of the sharp left at Baynards Green and the right turn onto the high street at Cottisford. Also take care crossing the A4421 and A41.
OCC Bourton-on-the-Water and back 104652.170574m
A Cotswold loop for when the wind is coming from the northeast. It starts off relatively benign, but just before Burford, the undulations begin, including the long trawl from Great Barrington to the Rissingtons, before turning for home via the infamous Charlbury Rollers and back into Oxford via East End, Freeland and the Eynsham toll bridge and through Farmoor.
Beyond Brill 72930.8339015m
Hilly Brilly 70km, packing in a decent amount of climbing.
OCC Quattro Staggione 83028.3746353m
A scenic 50 miler for mid week or maybe winter weekends. Designed to avoid busy commuter traffic on the way out and to dip into the Chilterns without too much climbing.
OCC Webby's Full English! 102452.410052m
A flatish start to the day, but don't be fooled! After some joyous rides across the Thames Valley it's time to head north in to the Cotswolds for a spot of climbing before heading back in to Oxford from the North. What's not to like. Watch out for the fords! First ridden on Saturday 17 June 2017, when the club run ended at the house of OCC member, Andy Webby, for a Full English Breakfast, in support of Webby's son, Will, who was raising funds to teach at a school in Nepal on leaving school.
OCC 65 mile anti-clockwise loop to Lambourn, via Chimney Meadows 105226.009006m
One for a southerly/southwesterly wind. Heading out via Cumnor Hill, Standlake and Brighthampton, Chimney Meadows and then south towards Lambourn, taking in Ashbury Hill, and back via Childrey. East Hanney and back into town over Boars Hill.
OCC Ridgeway loop into Lambourn via Sheepdrove. 102011.53993m
A good ride for a strong SW wind. Out via Boars Hill, before picking its way toward Kingston Bagpuize to take in the smooth asphalt roads to West Hanney and Denchworth. Over the Ridgeway via Childrey and the the quiet Sheepdrove private road into Lambourn. Back via Ashbury, a quick wiggle west before turning for home and fast back from Shrivenham!
OCC Short, but perfectly formed 88313.639039m
Undulating, but not too many big climbs. Out via Marston, then familiar route through Islip and Enstone, then onto Charlbury and crossing the A40 just west of Witney, before looping back from the SW into Oxford via Boars Hill. Scope to increase the length by looping further south on final third. Route by Mark Howard
OCC Chilterns Henley Loop 105km/65miles/1000m 105456.273475m
A cracking ride at any time of the year, but particularly good in Summer or Autumn, when the leaves are turning, The route exits and returns to Oxford via Stadhampton and Littlemore and takes in some of the prettiest villages that the Chilterns have to offer, like Fingest and Turville. You'll have to negotiate several good climbs and long descents as you make your way out and back to Henley-on-Thames. Length: 105km/65 miles Total elevation: 1020m Devised by Andy Webb May 2017
OCC "Got a Spare 2 Hours?" 46622.1060263m
As the name suggests, a short spin around the back of Oxford for when you have to get out, but can't truly break free...
OCC NE route to Botolph Claydon 96009.7135178m
Cheeky End 83187.9696898m
This is a pretty versatile route. Good for a medium ride, with some climbing or a short sharp fast ride. Also works as a week day ride with a cafe stop or for an evening ride in daylight savings, especially as it finishes just by The Angel and Greyhound. What a shame! Watch your wheels going up Shotover back into Oxford and the descent on the other side.
OCC Tailwind Hero 111667.669445m
Despite the impression this will be a windy Windrush Valley sortie, there is a healthy dose of climbing once the route crosses into and across the Vale of the White Horse. With a southerly, it should make for a fast return home for those with the legs left to strut their stuff. Make sure to take the correct left hand turn after Shifford to get to Buckland and as usual, take care coming down Blowing Stone Hill and on White Horse Hill, both before and after the B4507.
OCC Stretching the Legs 109621.069683m
One of the few rides that start and finish at opposite ends of Oxford. This ride overs lots of flat terrain for the fast stuff and yet has more than it's share of punchy climbs. Take care on all the descents in the Chilterns and the flats into Owlswick and Worminghall.
OCC Punchy northern Cotswolds 64miles/103km/990m 103809.176824m
North Oxforshire lumpy loop out via Charlbury and Chippy, back via the Tews, Somerton and Kirtlington and back into Oxford through Summertown.
OCC The Club Secretary's Cotswolds Killer 73m/118km/1250m 118285.766556m
A lumpy route into the Cotwolds that heads north towards Bletchington, before veering off on a large clockwise loop taking in Charlbury, north of Chipping Norton and back via familiar roads through Great Tew, Somerton and Kirtlington. Not for the faint-hearted! Devised by Brian Cooper for OCC club ride -Saturday 18th March 2017