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.
These picnic spots are all within a 10 mile radius of Didcot. Most of them are informal spots, rather than dedicated spaces with picnic tables or facilities, so remember to pack a rug to sit on!
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.