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Suitable for anyone who enjoys a reasonably active life. The pace is gentle and the terrain flat to undulating. Distances no more than 30 miles (50km).


Suitable for those with slightly more cycling experience. the terrain can be a little hillier than grade 1.5 and distances up to 45 miles (70km).


For the regular and reasonably fit cyclist. The terrain may include some challenging hills and distances up to 75 miles (110km).


These routes require a good level of fitness and stamina and feature challenging inclines and/or a longer time in the saddle. Distances can be up to 100 miles (160km).

THIS IS A SPONSORED CHARITY RIDE. Your entry fee only covers the costs of running the ride so please ask family and friends to sponsor you generously to make a real difference. THANK YOU.
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Classic Oxfordshire

Sunday 03 May 2015

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A lovely Spring ride - go at your own pace over 30, 60 or 75 miles through pretty villages and lush countryside along the hills and valleys by the River Thames. The routes wind from south Oxfordshire up to Abingdon and into the Vale of the White Horse through a landscape of beautiful half-timbered cottages, green riverbanks and open downland, it’s a great start to the cycling season. Food, beer tent and live music welcomes you at the finish!



If you want to sign up for the new 100 mile challenge route, please click HERE

Ride Details
StartHarwell Oxford, Didcot Oxon OX11 0QX
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FinishHarwell Oxford, Didcot Oxon OX11 0QX
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Distance30 mile (approx), 60 mile (approx) or 75 mile (approx) circular route
Challenge RatingLong Route Medium Route Short Route
Getting There: CarFrom M4 Jc 13 follow A34 north then take A4185 (Newbury Rd.) toward Rowstock and look for our signs.
Harwell is approximately 16 miles south of Oxford.
There will be 2 main and a number of overflow car parks. They will all be signposted on the day with traffic marshals in place to guide drivers.
Please be aware that due to security consideration there will also be traffic restrictions in force on a number of roads within the Harwell Oxford complex.

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Getting There: TrainNearest Station is Didcot Parkway, 4 miles from the start. Please check with operator regarding carriage of bikes.
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484 950
www.nationalrail.co.uk
Start Times8am to 10am, at a time to suit you
Local Infowww.visitoxfordshire.com
Other InfoMinimum age 12 on 30 mile route, 14 on the 60 mile and 16 on the 75 mile route. Riders under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult over 18. Road bike / hybrid / mountain bike suitable on both routes.

All riders are required to wear a helmet. A selection of helmets will be available for purchase on the day.

** We recommend that all riders have both bike and personal liability insurances as we cannot be held responsible for damage, loss or theft of your bike or personal items or personal liability.**
GPX routes are available after online booking.
PricingEntry Pack 75 miles (£19.50)
Entry Pack 60 miles (£19.50)
Entry Pack 30 miles (£19.50)
Team Entry (6 or more, per person) (£19.00)

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