London to Oxford - 2 September (night ride)

Due to industrial action this ride has been moved from its original date to Friday 2nd September.

 

Have you ever fancied visiting the 'dreaming spires' on two wheels? If the answer is yes then this could be the ride for you. We will cover about 70 miles with some hills but nothing like Ditchling Beacon.

 

As usual we will leave at Midnight from the Southbank and head North West through the delights of Notting Hill and Wembley until we escape into the Chilterns passing through the sleepy towns and villages immortalised in Sir John Betjeman's Poem, "Metroland".

 

Important note: In Amersham we will receive a warm welcome from fellow Fridays Rachel and Stephen who have kindly agreed to cater for our needs. As with most of our rides we will be charging everyone a non-refundable £7 payable at registration to cover the cost of refreshments. Any profits are going to be given to the local Children's Foodbank. 

Please send your payment to either:

  • THE FRIDAYS CYCLING CLUB (FNRTTC), sort code 30-98-97, account number 40385560 

  • or via Paypal (but please do this as 'friends and family' to minimise charges) and send to fridaynightridetothecoast@gmail.com 

Whichever option you use it is essential you include your name as it appears on your registration and the ride you are registering for (e.g. Joe Bloggs, Lon-Oxford).    Your registration for the ride will not be complete until payment has been received.

Once we are back on bikes we will roll through the undulating Chiltern Beach Tree woods before we descend the "scarp slope" and find ourselves on the Oxfordshire plains and the sudden use of yellow sandstone in the architectural landscape . 

 

The hills will behind us except for one final climb up into the outskirts of Oxford. With a quick glimpse of the famous shark and we will be descending into Oxford over Magdelen Bridge and onwards to our breakfast stop.

 

As with all our rides the pace will be conversational with waymarkers ensuring you don't get lost. The estimated arrival time in Oxford will be 8am. Those planning returning to London have a choice of railway lines to Paddington or Marylebone. The South Coast is also easily reached by changing at Reading.

 

Registration is essential. Click to register for the ride.