The annual freshers’ ride is at 1430 on the Saturday 8th of October, meeting outside Trinity Gates on Broad Street. This will be the ideal time for new riders to come and meet us all. We will split into groups of 8-10 riders each, based roughly on ability (and fatigue after a long first week in Oxford) for a spin out into the gorgeous Oxfordshire countryside, meeting back in Oxford afterwards for a coffee.

Everyone is welcome, whether it’s the first time you’ve ridden with a club, or you’re a seasoned pro ready to join the racing squad. There will be a group to suit everyone. Please make sure your bike is in good working order and bring a helmet.

After the ride all the groups will meet up at the Missing Bean’s pop-up cafe in the yard of Modern Art Oxford (access from St Ebbes Street). Bring some cash and expect cycling chat.

The routes on offer will be as follows:

MTB Group
Description: Ride out through Headington to Shotover woods and explore the trails (all fitness levels)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Leaders: Will
Road Group 1a
Description: Very Short Social Ride (no group riding experience, all fitness levels)
Distance: 19km
Leaders:  Ed B and Ondrej
Road Group 1b
Description: Short Social Ride (no group riding experience, all fitness levels)
Distance: 30km
Leaders:  Ed W
Road Group 2
Description: Novice Ride (no group riding experience, slow-medium pace)
Distance: 46km
Leaders: Liv and Matt
Road Group 3
Description: Development Ride (group riding experience, medium pace)
Distance: 51km
Leaders: Alasdair and Bryn
Road Group 4
Description: Club Run (group riding experience, quicker pace)
Distance: 62km
Leaders: James and Dan

If you are a new rider and have any questions then don’t hesitate to get in touch (see ‘Contact Us’ above).