Off Road Rides

Off Road Riding at DPCC:

A number of riders at Didcot Phoenix regularly take to mountain bikes & cyclocross bikes to head off-road. With the Ridgeway in one direction and the Thames in another, there are a good set of options to lose the tarmac and aim for the countryside. We have brought together some of the more popular local off-road routes used within the club to give you a start.


Off Road

Thames loop via Wittenham, Dorchester & Shillingford:

Ridgeway via Upton and East Hendred:

Court Hill route:

Several times a year, off-road rides take place on Sundays to meet up with the regular DPCC club run.
This was the route we used when the club run visited the cafe at Court Hill recently…


This is the 35 mile “Endurance” route from the 2015 UPTONOGOOD.
UPTONOGOOD is a local mountain bike event and live music festival.
It takes place annually on the 3rd Saturday in June from Upton near Didcot.
More UPTONOGOOD routes can be found at »

Other local MTB XC event information

Uptonogood MTB summer cycle festival
Annual Upton Village MTB festival

Rampage MTB XC series at Checkendon, autumnal 4 round series
Rampage XC Series League

Southern MTB Series
Southern XC Series League

Gorrick MTB racing and information (based at Swinley Forest
Gorrick Website

Banjo cycles host a summer CX league in Newbury, which is popular with club members
Banjo Summer CX League