When, how and where we ride. link to etiquette
Routes:Climbers Revenge 107682.599478m
A lumpy trip to the Chilterns and back
OCC Aldbourne roads less travelled 107985.069231m
Out via familiar roads to Lambourn, with the long slog up to Sparsholt Firs the only big climb of the ride. Rather than turning for home at Lambourn, this route takes us on a rare sortie over the M4 followed by a fast, long descent into Aldbourne and the lovely gentle climb back out of the valley via Lottage Road. The route flits around the western fringes of the Ridgeway, via backroads into Shrivenham and fast back to Oxford, with a detour via Charney Bassett and Garford and back home via Cothill and the final bump of Boars Hill.
No Rumble on the Tumble - OCC Dragon Tour II (shorter version) 104289.163985m
Rumble on the Tumble - OCC Dragon Tour II 116313.19962m
3 Fords Challenge 94643.1913107m
OCC Northen Escape 107456.126854m
This scenic route takes in some of the Cotswolds, North Oxfordshire and Northamptionshire. Not too hilly but with some uphill drags for bragging rights, it's potentially a fast ride with the right tailwind. Take care when crossing the A4260 at both points. The Brackley road between Hinton-in-the-Hedges and Croughton is narrow and dodgy, as is the left turn into Croughton. Take care coming into Somerton. Hopefully, the rest you know by now!
OCC Last of the Winter rides 98166.1690083m
Lambourn 60 miler on the button 96564.8777832m
Out via Cumnor Hill heading towards Kingston Bagpuize and the heading out on good roads towards Childrey. Over the Ridgeway via Sheepdrove into Lambourn and back via Ashbury, Uffington and threading back towards Cothill and back into town with a slight deviation around Boars Hill.
Fast, Flat and Furious (& probably wet!) 80542.9583237m
Two Vales reverse 75596.7094224m
OCC Tour of the Two Vales 78839.3586086m
A good one for winter. Not too long or hilly but likely to test the legs with a headwind at some point.
OCC Tour of Two Vales 82867.2479953m
A good one for winter. Not too long or hilly but likely to test the legs with a headwind at some point. Watch for speed humps down form Old Boars Hill and careful crossing the A420, as usual.
The North East Fresh 60 96264.0843208m
This is a bit of a different route out of town when wanting to makes the most of a NE tailwind on the way home. Watch the bends between Garsington and Milton and perhaps single file on the A329 to Milton Common.
OCC Short and Flat 89396.4848698m
Good one for wet or early morning ice, keeping to more open roads without any steep, potentially dangerous descents.
OCC West flattie 103531.798366m
Flat-ish westerly into the Cotswolds, via Brighthampton, Aston, north of Carterton. Through the picturesque villages of Eastleach Turville and Southrop before heading back via Clanfield, Bampton and back into Oxford via Buckland and Appleton.
Wednesday Frosty 71263.7383428m
A shorter ride to lessen the exposure to a chilly NW wind. Get your gloves on!
OCC Watlington Hill and back via Thame and Brill 88353.8581316m
Another Excuse for Cake 84704.2656431m
Many of the well known roads we take to the cafe we all know for the stuff we all love. Caffeine, cake and cycling.
Wednesday Cake-Off 77234.9603289m
November, Chadlington, cake. That'll do it.
OCC Bumps after Burford 86728.4532798m
Relatively flat ride out west before looping north through Burford and back along the Windrush Valley, with the majority of the climbing coming in the third quarter of the ride.
OCC Cotswold Classic Mk 2 100549.833991m
An absolute belter of a ride originally devised by Mark Howard and modified by Webby. The undulating road home takes you through some familiar villages, including Leafield, Crawley and Eynsham.
OCC Social Ride 30th September 71934.7316243m
OCC Midweek Lardy Cakes 84560.3451619m
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??