Oxfordshire Riders

If you're based in Oxfordshire join this cycling group and contact other riders in the area, share routes and cycling info or call-out your favourite cake stops!

Location: Oxfordshire
Members: 63
Latest Activity: Apr 1

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Why is Oxford behind Cambridge in commuting by bike

Started by Andy Dawson Mar 26. 0 Replies

In today's Guardian it was reported that in 2011 only 2.8% of the UK's working population cycled to work according to census data - basically unchanged since the last census in 2001. Here's the full…Continue

Dangerous "prank" Alert! Please read.

Started by Andy Dawson. Last reply by Dave Nash Oct 15, 2013. 2 Replies

I'm sorry to have to notify you of a dangerous "prank" by some Neanderthal(s) that I sincerely hope is a one off.Reported by Oxford Uni Security Services today, a student found a stanley-knife…Continue

Sutton Courtenay to Didcot

Started by mowie. Last reply by mowie Aug 5, 2013. 2 Replies

HiAnyone know how to ride from Sutton Courtenay to Didcot through Didcot Power Station? Thereby avoiding the main road sections. Thanks MowieContinue

Favourite routes around Oxfordshire

Started by Andy Dawson. Last reply by Michael Nottage Jun 8, 2013. 11 Replies

Anyone got any favourite rides in the area they'd like to share?To kick things off here's a South Oxford training ride of 14 miles that takes in a few short, sharp hills. The GPX file for this route…Continue

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Comment by Dave Nash on April 1, 2014 at 10:30

For anyone cycling in Oxford, this is one bike upgrade worth considering!

Comment by Nick Williamson on March 10, 2014 at 17:18

I have to second that Dave, I missed it when they didn't hold it last year.

Works really well as a family event as well.

Comment by Dave Nash on March 10, 2014 at 16:36

The Blenheim Sportive is back!

This is great news for anyone in the Oxfordshire area who enjoys a challenging sportive and a well organised and supported event. 

Comment by Andy Dawson on March 4, 2014 at 12:13

Wheelsuckers in the News

Hot on the heels of two full-page features on Wheelsuckers in the national cycling press (Cycling Active and Cycling Weekly) something a little closer to home: we're also in today's Oxford Mail "Cycling Social Network has 2,500 Members Worldwide"

All thanks to you and our members elsewhere in the UK (& beyond) for your great contributions that we've got this far.

We're now looking forward to more local and national press coverage to help us reach 5,000 members! Please help us by getting the word out and by inviting your friends to join. Thanks!

Comment by Dave Nash on December 22, 2013 at 17:26

Entries open on 5th January for the popular and well organised White Horse Challenge on 13 April.

Comment by Andy Dawson on December 2, 2013 at 9:47

Presentation by Matt Blake: "I’ll be home just after Christmas..." plus Cyclox Christmas Social.

Free Cyclox event this Wednesday 4th December 2013. No registration required.

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

St Michael’s at the Northgate, Cornmarket St, Oxford OX1 3EY

With only a vague idea of how to fix a puncture, Matt Blake set off by bike from his Banbury home saying he would be ‘home just after Christmas’. He finally rode back into his hometown nearly four years, 61 countries and 46,000 miles later.

Matt will talk about his exploits and sign copies of his book “I’ll be home just after Christmas: Stories from four years around the world on a bicycle” 

This will be followed by the Cyclox Christmas Social – a chance to chat with the committee and members about cycling issues.

Comment by Andy Dawson on October 9, 2013 at 10:29

For anyone who's interested, a Cyclox meeting next week:

Designing a cycle-friendly roundabout in Oxford

Thursday October 17th at 7.30 pm St Michaels at the Northgate, Cornmarket St

All welcome, free, refreshments.

With the County Council receiving almost £1m from government to improve things for cyclists on the roundabout at St Clements, this meeting is an opportunity for cyclists to voice their difficulties with The Plain, to hear the planners’ view of the problem and for all parties to look at solutions.

This busy 5-way roundabout is the main route between East Oxford and the city centre and it can be daunting for less-confident cyclists. Going east, it is important to get into the correct lane whilst seeing what other vehicles are doing and where mastering the art of the backward look is vital.

We need to know what you think about the problem and the possible solutions.

If you can’t get to the meeting please email your thoughts to Cyclox - – we want to put your views to the council planners.


Comment by Dave on July 10, 2013 at 22:37

STOLEN: A Cinelli track bike (black and yellow with one blue wheel), an on-one carbon road bike and Identiti mountain bike. All 3 were locked together by Donnington bridge today. I'll post more information when I get it.

Comment by Dave Nash on June 27, 2013 at 16:31

A very sad update on the cyclist found unconscious on Bayworth Hill, just off Boars Hill, earlier in the week. This is a popular hill for doing hill repeats, but it does plunge down very fast and has a tight right hand bend at the bottom, with gravel and manhole covers to negotiate too. I hope this was just a tragic accident and nothing more sinister comes to light in the near future.

Comment by Dave Nash on June 20, 2013 at 20:09

Great Breakaway Q&A's with Oxford based cyclist and Zappi's CC member James Piggott here


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