The 2018 Bike Oxford Routes
There will be new routes for 2018 which will be announced in the New Year.
The 2017 Bike Oxford Routes
Below are the routes that were used in 2017 to give a taste of the event. Bike Oxford starts at Oxford University Rugby Club and the routes head out into the glorious surrounding Oxfordshire countryside and beyond before heading back to the Rugby Club where riders can relax and enjoy some post-ride food and drink.
The 80 Mile Route
Bike Oxford returns to one of its favourite locations in 2017 with a visit to the Hook Norton brewery where refreshments can be taken after a rolling 30 miles into the Cotswolds. The route then weaves its way through a catalogue of pretty villages with a second stop at Combe cricket club. Finally, riders will pass the historic Blenheim Palace before arriving back at the Rugby Club where everyone can enjoy, guess what?, a pint of Old Hooky!
The B4 50 Mile Route
The B4 50 mile route is a forgiving, classic ride which includes a few cheeky lumps to warm everyone up. Heading north west into the Cotswolds through Islip and Kiddington, the route has a well-earned rest stop at Combe Cricket Club before weaving its way back to the Rugby Club for a deserved pint of Old Hooky.
25 Mile Route
A more gentle course than the longer routes, the 25 miler allows riders to relax and enjoy the inclusive feel of the day. A delightful 2 mile stretch takes in the sites of Oxford centre before weaving out of town and heading to our feed station at Horton-cum-Studley. The return leg passes through Boarstall, Islip and Woodeaton before returning to the city of dreaming spires.
There will be an early bird offer available for adults until 31 December 2017 with prices as follows:
80 miles £32 50 miles £32 25 miles £22 Under 16's £12
The full online costs for the 2017 rides are:
80 miles £36 50 miles £36 25 miles £26 Under 16's £15
NEW for 2018
A family entry for the 25 mile route is available at £62.00 (early bird) discount plus booking fee for 2 adults and 2 children under 16, rising to £70 from Jan 1st 2018.
There is also a small online booking fee per rider.
If the event is not fully subscribed, on the day entry will be available and only cash can be accepted. On the day prices will be:
80 miles £40 50 miles £40 25 miles £30 Under 16's £15
Under 16′s must ride the sportive with a parent or guardian.
Please ensure that children are only entered for distances which they have ridden before over similar terrain. A parental consent form will also need to be filled in for all children taking part.