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
Jan-8 Court Hill
(freewheel competition)
route (hilly)
or route (less hilly)
Ron +
volunteer
Jan-15 Bampton Garden Plants route
(51 miles)
Ron +
Simon E
Jan-22 Herb Kitchen Cafe, Sonning Common
(note: opens 11.00am)
route
(51 miles)
Ron +
volunteer
Jan-29 Hermitage Garden Centre route
(53 miles)
Ron +
Simon E
Feb-5 Hilltop Garden Centre,
Ramsden
route
(54 miles)
Ron +
Vicky
Feb-12 Henley route
(51 miles)
Ron +
Simon E
Feb-19 Little Italy, Haddenham route
(58 miles)
Ron +
Simon E
Feb-26 Bucklebury Farm Park route
(54 miles)
Ron +
volunteer
Mar-5 Witney (Cogges)
(if closed Coffeesmith or Huffkins)
route
(54 miles)
Ron +
Chris V
Mar-12 The Boat House, Streatley route
(55 miles)
Ron +
Si E.
Mar-19 Thame route
(55 miles)
Ron +
Simon E

Club rides start at 9:00 BST

Mar-26 Lechlade
(note: 9.00am BST depart)
route
(57 miles)
Ron +
volunteer
Apr-2 Hungerford
(also Wales Training Weekend)
route
(58 miles)
Chris V+
volunteer
Apr-9 The Barn at Turville Heath
Accepts Contactless Payment
route
(59 miles)
Ron +
Chris V
Apr-15
(Easter Sunday)
The Living Rainforest,
Hampstead Norreys
route
(57 miles)
Ron +
Simon E
Apr-23 Hilltop Cafe, Ramsden
(also White Horse Challenge)
route
(87km)
Matt C. +
volunteer
Apr-30 Wheatley
(Bank Holiday Weekend)
route
(58 miles)
Ron +
Simon E.
May-7 volunteer
May-14 volunteer
May-21 volunteer
May-28 volunteer

 

Ladies-only rides: In addition to the above club-runs, there are also ladies-only rides normally run on the 3rd Sunday of the month, 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