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).

Come-and-try-it rides
These aim to be more suitable for riders new to group/distance riding. The routes avoid major hills and speeds will be deliberately slower if necessary to ensure nobody gets dropped. If numbers are large enough, the ride will split in to slower and faster groups.

Schedule:

     
= come-and-try-it rides (see above)
Date Destination Route Leaders

Club rides start at 9:30

Dec-4 Aston Pottery route
(54 miles)
Simon E. +
volunteer
Dec-11 Wantage CTC Mince Pie Ride
White Horse Hill
possible route
(50 miles)
Ron S.(?) +
Si McG.
Dec-18 Waterperry Gardens route
(55 miles)
Ron S. +
Simon E.
Dec-25 North Pole route Santa C. +
elves
Jan-1 Saddleback Farm Shop,
Brightwalton (dep 9.30am)
route
(46 miles)
Ron +
Chris G.
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 Ron +
volunteer
Mar-12 Ron +
volunteer
Mar-19 Ron +
volunteer
Mar-26 Ron +
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 caff/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