Alun and Breeda
“We decided to do ride today (Sunday) instead of tomorrow. Can confirm that ride is definitely undulating but lots of cyclists having a go. We got as far as Sprigs Alley but decided to avoid off road on return. Went into Chinnor instead then Kingston Hill and directly home. Photos are Fingest Church and Cowleaze Wood for picnic on way home.”
Congratulations Alun and Breeda! Not only your longest ride on Strava, but almost certainly your hilliest! Those of us plugging our way to Goring along the Ridgeway below the escarpment thought that climbing Kingston Hill on the way back was definitely above and beyond. Your 994 m of ascent is equivalent to 3261 ft – Goring to Portsmouth has 3260 ft.
Neville, Chris, Simon and Steve
“Chris, Steve, Simon and I (Neville) cycled the route, using the Ridgeway on the way back. As you can see it was reasonably smooth.”
“Looks a bit ridgey to me…” – Mick
“Worse than ridgey here” – Steve
Chris started the route in Ewelme, so we said goodbye to him here on the way back, and had a demonstration of Moulton origami (strictly not, as it doesn’t fold).
“I was busy this morning (Monday) but managed to do some of the route this afternoon. After Cookley Green I went down Britwell Hill and on to the B4009 then turned off on to the road to Britwell Baldwin and joined the return leg of the route.”
“The Force wasn’t with me to do to 40 odd mile route do I did the short route below. Thought I might have a coffee and cake at Stoke Row shop but it was packed out so didn’t bother. I did buy some stamps from the mobile post office – a first for me. Also saw Breeda running on Gatehampton Road.”