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
Jul-2 Regular ride to Lechlade
Tea Chest cafe
(back for TdF Stage 2)
route
(64 miles)
Si McG +
volunteer
Steady Ride to Lechlade Matt C
Jul-9 Regular Ride to Haddenham
 
 
Steady ride to Benson
route
(61 miles)
 
~35 miles
Ron +
Simon E.
 
Vicky
Jul-16 Barbury Bash Audax 110 km
or
210 km
Jul-23 Regular Ride to Hungerford
 
 
Steady ride to the Maybush
route
(57 miles)
 
~35 miles
Kev S +
volunteer
 
Vicky
Jul-30 Witney (Cogges Farm) route
(54 miles)
Ron +
Simon E.
Aug-6 Regular Ride to Benson
 
Steady ride to Benson
route
(51 miles)
short route
(34 miles)
Ron
 
Vicky
+Jez
Aug-13 The Barn at Turville Heath route
(59 miles)
Ron +
Simon E.
Aug-20 Regular Ride to Court Hill Centre
 
Steady ride to Court Hill Centre
route
(50 miles)
short route TBA
(~30 miles)
Ron/
Jez/
Tim D.
 
Aug-27 TBA route TBA Ron +
volunteer
Sep-3 Possible “Long One”?
 
 
Steady ride to TBA
route TBA
 
 
~35 miles
Ron +
volunteer
 
Gary
Sep-10 TBA route TBA Ron +
volunteer
Sep-17 TBA route TBA Ron +
volunteer
Sep-24 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