Club Runs

Start times
March/April to October 09:00 BST
late October to March 09:30 GMT

About the club runs
Didcot Phoenix have regular Sunday excursions of about 3 hours, maybe a bit longer.
The current meeting/start point is by the Broadway pub. We usually stop about 11:00 for tea/coffee & cake. Depending on the weather, peoples’ commitments and route we ride back with the aim to return to Didcot between 12:30 and 13:30.

This can mean 40 to 60 miles avoiding busy roads as far as possible. Computers usually indicate a total ride average of ~17 mph while regularly bowling along at 18 to 20 mph – good conditions can see us crank up to 23-24 mph on occasions. Whenever we get a good turnout we split the group (usually based on speed).

Schedule:

Date Destination Route Leaders
Sep-3 “The Long One” to Winchcombe 8 o’clock start

Steady ride to Warren Row

route
(102 miles)
route
(54 miles)
Si. E +
Matt C
Ron/
Gary
Sep-10 Aston Pottery route
(52 miles)
Ron +
Simon E
Sep-17 Alto Lounge, Caversham route
(53 miles)
Simon E +
volunteer
Sep-24 Chiseldon route
(62 miles)
Ron +
Simon E
Oct-1 to Walbury Hill Climb
(First DPCC rider off 10.59)
(Eat in Hungerford on way home)
route
(65 miles)
Ron +
volunteer
Oct-8 Orchard View Farm Shop
(near Haddenham)
(another Simon Evans find)
route
(59 miles)
Ron +
Simon E
Oct-15 Bucklebury Farm Park route
(50 miles)
Ron +
volunteer
Oct-22 Waterperry Gardens route
(55 miles)
Ron +
Matt C
CLUB RIDES START AT 9.30am GMT
Oct-29 Bampton Garden Plants
(9.30 GMT departure)
route
(51 miles)
Ron +
volunteer
Nov-5 Regular ride to Living Rainforest

Steady Ride to Living Rainforest

route
(52 miles)

Matt’s route

Ron



Matt C
Nov-12 Witney
(Remembrance Sunday)
route
(50 miles)
Ron +
volunteer
Nov-19 Chilterns Pit Stop Cafe
Steady Ride to Henley Rowing Museum
Regular Ride to Henley Rowing Museum
route
(51 miles)

Ron

Matt

Nov-26 The Milk Shed (TBC)
Also: DPCC Cyclo Cross
route
(52 miles)
Simon E.
Dec-3 Cobbs Farm Shop,
nr Hungerford

Lechlade
Si E’s route
(58 miles)

Matt’s route
(57 miles)
Ron +
volunteer
Dec-10 Cycling UK Mince Pie Ride
to White Horse Hill
to Royal British Legion Hall,
East Hanney
UPDATED 2017 route
(56 miles)
Ron +
volunteer
Dec-17 destination TBA route TBA Ron +
volunteer

 

Ladies-only rides: In addition to the above club-runs, there are also ladies-only rides, see Ladies Rides for further details.

 

Popular destinations / routes:
Club Run Routes – a selection of routes and associated GPX files.

Ride leaders needed! We always need people to lead the rides. You can get in touch via the forum or email. It can be quite nice to choose your favourite cafe/route; or to help you we’ve assembled some routes that work well.

If you are under 18, an Event Consent Form must be signed. Please print off a copy of this form and give it to the ride leader.

In order to ensure the ride is safe and enjoyable for all riders, please take a look at the Club Run Guidelines by clicking on the link.

Below are some useful links for all club run riders:

Click here for the Club Run forum (registration required)

Click here for the map of cafe stops

Click here for the Club Run email