I would love to cycle more for leisure but am put off by the volume of traffic on local roads.
The Bell Inn at Aldworth is one of my favourite pubs in the area. This out and back cycle ride is mostly off road, with just a few short stretches of quiet country roads.
The school holidays are upon us. They’ll be a little different this year but there are still plenty of things you can do. Read on for some suggestions of local activities.
This is a great circular ride for cyclists who are happy with a couple of steeper (up and down) sections. It’s a good choice for older children and teenagers who are confident cycling on quiet roads.
This is a great bike ride from Didcot if you live on the Ladygrove estate as it’s primarily car free or on relatively quiet roads. It’s also easy to adapt; cycle the whole route or turn back at Wittenham or Dorchester if you prefer.
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.