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North London - Oxford (and back).

rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,994
edited April 2014 in Commuting chat
I am looking for a route to Oxford and back,

Out via the chilterns if possible and back via the thames valley.

Anyone done anything similar, or anyone have a route that they wish to share.

I will be stopping at Zappi's cafe for lunch.

Cheers in advance.
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

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B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills

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  • el_presidenteel_presidente Posts: 1,963
    Hello

    Depends how hardcore you want to be with the hills.

    straight A40 from Uxbridge to past Stokenchurch is OK - traffic is not too bad thanks to the M40. IF you want to be more punchy there are infinite options on the lanes between AMersham/Beaconsfield and the Chiltern escarpment.

    Then you need to be a bit creative on the back roads, eg the B480 from Watlington - Oxford. Careful as there was a fatality on this road recently but on balance I have found it OK.

    Coming back through the Thames Valley - firstly I would be wary of the A4074 from Oxford to Reading, very fast single trakc A road that can be busy. I would go back on the B480 to Watlington then Henley - Maidenhead - Windsor - Staines - Chertsey - Shepperton - Kingston - Richmond.

    Enjoy
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  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,994
    Do you have any Garmin routes or files that i can commandere?
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

    PX Kaffenback 2 = Work Horse
    B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills
  • willy bwilly b Posts: 4,125
    http://app.strava.com/activities/28265327

    Did the same a few years ago, even stopped at Zappis. Great route 8)
  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,994
    Cheers Will, It's not true what they say about you.
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

    PX Kaffenback 2 = Work Horse
    B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills
  • willy bwilly b Posts: 4,125
    rubertoe wrote:
    Cheers Will, It's not true what they say about you.

    :lol:
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 2,221
    edited April 2014
    Here's an alternative ride if you want a longer route! Officially it was the Steam Ride starting in Ealing, but my friends and I started from Richmond Park.

    The route back was a bit hairy in the dark as we came back on the A40 for large sections and there aren't a lot of street lights!

    Edit:

    oops, here's the link!

    http://www.strava.com/activities/119697310
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  • Will's route is not bad but if you want a more rural & less punchy route from Great Missenden this is my favourite route from GM to Zappi's.

    http://app.strava.com/activities/75595883

    There are some nice little 'surprises' on Will's route home :twisted:
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  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    When are you planning on doing this ride? I've been meaning to ride to Oxford for ages but never got round to it.

    Maybe a Kaffenback Konvoy?
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  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,994
    26 July EKE.

    With my club.

    You'd be welcome to join us though.
    "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

    PX Kaffenback 2 = Work Horse
    B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills
  • timothywtimothyw Posts: 2,482
    Will's route is not bad but if you want a more rural & less punchy route from Great Missenden this is my favourite route from GM to Zappi's.

    http://app.strava.com/activities/75595883

    There are some nice little 'surprises' on Will's route home :twisted:

    Eeek, I don't like routes which crossover, too confusing on the garmin breadcrumb trail. I inevitably take one of the wrong options.
  • el_presidenteel_presidente Posts: 1,963
    elbowloh wrote:
    Here's an alternative ride if you want a longer route! Officially it was the Steam Ride starting in Ealing, but my friends and I started from Richmond Park.

    The route back was a bit hairy in the dark as we came back on the A40 for large sections and there aren't a lot of street lights!

    Edit:

    oops, here's the link!

    http://www.strava.com/activities/119697310


    Holy Cow! Chinnor Hill after 107 miles is NOT on my to-do list!
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 2,221
    elbowloh wrote:
    Here's an alternative ride if you want a longer route! Officially it was the Steam Ride starting in Ealing, but my friends and I started from Richmond Park.

    The route back was a bit hairy in the dark as we came back on the A40 for large sections and there aren't a lot of street lights!

    Edit:

    oops, here's the link!

    http://www.strava.com/activities/119697310


    Holy Cow! Chinnor Hill after 107 miles is NOT on my to-do list!
    Hah, yeah it was not fun! I'm not the biggest fan of hills in general, so that one killed me. Span very slowly up it....
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
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