We publish four circular rides to aid exploration of hidden North Oxfordshire and encourage healthy lifestyles. Leaflets are available electronically (see links below) and free of charge from the TICs.
Ride features include:
- tried and tested routes
- easy to read maps and directions
- terrain and relief information
- options including short cuts and alternative routes
- guide to pubs and facilities en-route.
3 counties ride 17 mile circular cycle route on quiet roads, with shortcuts. Passing through: Cropredy, Claydon, Aston Le Walls, Lower Boddington, Wormleighton, Fenny Compton, Farnborough, Mollington.
3 counties ride (414kb)
Cherwell Valley ride 18 mile circular cycle route on quiet roads, cycleways and bridleways. Passing through: Kidlington, Begbroke, Woodstock, Tackley, Kirtlington, Bletchingdon, Hampton Poyle.
Cherwell Valley ride (480kb)
Ironstone villages ride 20 mile hilly circular cycle route on quiet roads and surfaced tracks. Passing through: Bodicote, Broughton, Shutford, Epwell, Sibford Gower, Lower Tadmarton, Bloxham.
Ironstones villages ride (439kb)
Jubilee ride 9.5 mile circular equestrian/cycle route on quiet roads and bridleways to the north of Bicester. The main route and shortcuts pass through Stoke Lyne, Bainton, Fringford, Hethe, Tusmore Park and Hardwick. The Jubilee Ride leaflet has recently been reprinted (July 2010) to include a change of route at the start of the ride as well as other information and text updates.
Cyclists please note:
Direction 2, South-North Shortcut
Please take care crossing the stream as it is hard to negotiate the steep slope and then open the bridlegate on a bike.
Take care as you approach the wooded area as it is usually very muddy and, on a wet day, you may need to walk your bike until you emerge from the woodland.
Jubilee ride (2.6Mb)