Cycle rides around Didcot: along the Ridgeway to Court Hill, near Wantage

Taking a break on the Ridgeway, top of East Hendred Down

The Ridgeway is Britain’s oldest road, previously used by Iron Age traders, invading Viking armies and livestock drovers. Nowadays it’s a popular long distance walking trail. With its closest point just a few miles from Didcot it also offers great off road cycling potential.

We cycled from Didcot to Court Hill cafe, near Wantage. Serious cyclists, apologies! Ours was a leisurely ride with photo and cafe stops. And a spot of walking. Read on to follow our route.

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Learning to play the ukulele with The Dukes

The Dukes

Aside from playing the recorder 40+ years ago at school, and dabbling in a few piano lessons, I’ve never seriously learnt an instrument. But I’ve always fancied playing the ukulele. Primarily because I read somewhere that it was one of the easiest instruments to learn.

Hence I jumped at the opportunity when I saw a poster advertising a beginner’s ukulele group in Didcot.

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What happens at the annual Didcot Town Council meeting?

Didcot Civic Hall

Admit it, you saw the less than inspiring title of this blog and decided it would be boring. After all, how many council meetings feature on your social calendar? Did you even know the public can attend them? I didn’t, until I saw an advert for the annual Didcot Town Council meeting. In the interests of this blog I decided to pop along and find out more.

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