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Club Ride : Stokenchurch 50km loop Saturday 19th June

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Post  Si 2010-06-03, 16:09

What -

A Classic MBR route I found in the 2008 MBR route guide. This classic XC route in the chiltern hills lies between Stokenchurch and Henley on Thames. It has a lovely mix of singletrack, doubletrack, bridleways with long decents, sharp climbs and a lovely pub stop for lunch at the 'The Lamb' at Satwell. I've done this route about four times now and know it well.

When -

Saturday 19th June

Duration-
4-6 hours of riding.

Start / Finish :

arrive 0945 for 1000 start at Cowleaze Wood carpark nr Stokenchurch
Cowleaze Wood Car park

It's about an hour from MK. Stokenchurch is on the M40. I usually go through Alyesbury and Chinoor
Directions

Guided by -

Kona Dave

Signed up already -

Big Gav
Aaron?


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Post  speedy_daz 2010-06-04, 08:46

Can the big guy remember how to ride off road? Club Ride : Stokenchurch 50km loop Saturday 19th June Icon_razz

I hope to make it but things have got busy at work now and its thats my weekend to work but fingers crossed.
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Post  Darren 2010-06-04, 11:34

Possibly Si, If my calf (tore It) has heeled by then Shocked
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Post  Keith T 2010-06-06, 08:08

Hello Simon, Me and my bro (Adi) are interested in this one as discussed earlier on today's club ride...............
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Post  Verbal 2010-06-11, 13:20

i would love to do it BUT i'll be returning from scotland that day Very Happy hehe
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Post  Alice in Wonderland 2010-06-13, 09:07

Might join you for this, seeings as it starts about 10mins from our house! Got a long day in the Peak District planned for Sunday though, so might not do the whole 50km. Do you have the route to view, so we could plan a possible escape route?

Not sure how well you know the pub you're planning to stop at, but last Thursday I went to the Rising Sun in Highmoor, which is less than a mile away. They are trying to encourage cyclists to come and said next time we could phone ahead and they'd put on some platters for us, so might be a good alternative? Was a really nice pub - big outside space and cozy inside (should it rain, which it definitely will not do!) For some reason we didn't stop at the Lamb, depsite our pub crawl going right near it, so don't know what that's like. Went up a bridleway in the dark instead, which was much more fun after lots of beer!

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Post  Kurt 2010-06-14, 15:40

I hope to be along too. Depends if the sleep monster lets me go early enough on Saturday morning Sleep
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Post  fizzmo 2010-06-15, 04:59

Alice in Wonderland wrote: depsite our pub crawl going right near it, so don't know what that's like. Went up a bridleway in the dark instead, which was much more fun after lots of beer!


you did a 50k ride for a pub crawl??!


I'm in!
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Post  Si 2010-06-15, 09:05

Here is the route, I've uploaded it to Picasa -

Click the thumbnail and then the magifying glass to zoom in.

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I have a .gpx file if anyone wants it.
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Post  Martin 2010-06-16, 02:52

Crying or Very sad Still can't ride, bloody thumb!! Taking up flower arranging instead!!
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Post  speedy_daz 2010-06-16, 08:50

Single speed!


I can't make it either working til 10am on Saturday
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Post  Martin 2010-06-16, 12:45

lol! Me - single speed - and hills, your having a laugh. lol!
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Post  Alice in Wonderland 2010-06-16, 15:47

Thanks for posting the map. Will have a look...

Fizz - we didn't cycle 50k then! It was a work social (there are lots of cyclists at work) so we started from Wallingford and probably did about 20k in total with 6 pubs. Cycling definitely gets easier after a few beers! The pubs seemed to come up faster and faster. Perhaps we should have a Cyclone pub crawl?!

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Post  Alice in Wonderland 2010-06-16, 16:12

Looked at the map... looks like we might be able to join you for the first part of the ride, as easy enough to loop back.

Just in case anyway else knows the area and doesn't click on your car park link - that car park is not the Christmas Common car park, but I presume you mean us to meet at the one you have pointed to on the link by Cowleaze Wood? Just ran through there a couple of hours ago!

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Post  Kurt 2010-06-17, 15:50

Hello Si

Would you mind sending me the .gpx file...

Thanks Very Happy


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Post  twowheelboy 2010-06-18, 01:08

I can highly recommend this ride to anyone, have done it a few times and if the suns out it is an awesome ride Cool

I will be up for this ride if I don't need to work, will know if I'm free today Smile
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Post  Si 2010-06-18, 06:54

Hi Alice,

Yes, you're right it should be 'Cowleaze Wood' car park.

Thanks

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Post  Si 2010-06-18, 11:51

Slight change of plan....

Mark P (twowheelboy) and Phil have kindly agreed to lead the ride. They know the route well and will show you this excellent trail. No change to the meeting place (cowleaze wood car park) or time.
I've been suffering from a high temperature since wednesday and it's 50/50 at the moment whether I will do the ride.

Don't forget this is a long loop so bring the usual spare tubes, plenty of snacks and water.

The forecast for tomorrow is sunny intervals with a moderate wind.

Thanks

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Post  twowheelboy 2010-06-18, 12:59

As Si explained, myself and Phil will guide 2moro.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Mark



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Post  phil 2010-06-18, 14:19

Smile hello
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Post  Alice in Wonderland 2010-06-18, 15:53

Don't think we're going to make it afterall tomorrow as something has come up, so please don't wait for us at the start.

Have a good ride!

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Post  Kurt 2010-06-18, 16:19

All ready. Looking forward to it cheers

Sorry to hear you're not feeling so good Si. Hope you feel better soon! Shocked
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Post  fizzmo 2010-06-18, 16:38

got the wrong day - don't wait for me either..

enjoy
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Post  Kurt 2010-06-19, 14:50

Top ride today, very enjoyable, guys thanks. Just a tad over 3 hours riding for 30.5 miles, not bad at all. Easily the best roast beef sandwich I've ever had at the lamb. Very Happy

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Total Ascent - 4225 ft. That last climb was a biggie!

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Post  phil 2010-06-21, 12:47

Smile top ride too from me, thanks to all was a good crowd all in.
bloody knackered the next day,i was.

Twisted Evil Cool Laughing Very Happy Shocked Shocked Arrow alien silent pale cyclops Very Happy cheers sunny Sleep

thats my day in smilyes
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