Bike Oxford powered by Penningtons Manches Cooper
Sunday 23rd June 2024

Bike Oxford powered by Penningtons Manches Cooper is once again returning to Oxford University Rugby Club and there will be a choice of routes heading out towards the Chilterns, provisionally 13, 25, 56 and 78 miles long. 

The weekend will feature Walk Oxford with various routes taking in historic Oxford and the Bike Oxford Cyclability ride.  Providing a safe opportunity for everyone to enjoy cycling with inclusive facilities and access to a fleet of adapted cycles to best suit individual needs.

As an entrant to Bike Oxford, you will benefit from:

  • A choice of FOUR fully marked routes with a back up route map and GPS files
  • Feed stations on the long and medium routes
  • On-course first aid and mechanical support
  • A medal and a snack at the end of your ride

Bike Oxford 2024 Routes

Starting and finishing at Oxford University Rugby Club, we have four brand new routes heading out towards the Chilterns. We're confident we've got some really good routes for you, however these are provisional and subject to change after further reconnaissance and risk assessments.

**NEW ROUTE** We have just added a fourth route - The Introductory Ride - a 13 mile route including a lap of historic Oxford. Priced at just £20 for adults and £15 for children, this is ideal if you are looking to ride your first cycling event on the road. All riders get a finishers medal and a snack at the end of the ride. 

How fast do I have to ride?

For rider safety we do have a cut-off time of 4pm, but this provides ample time and should allow many types of rider to enjoy Bike Oxford.

At the start, riders set off in pods of about 20 after a briefing. There will be a female only pod for each of the ride distances for anyone who would prefer this.

What facilities are available?

There are toilet facilities at the start/finish and at the feed stations. Period products will be available in all female toilets and from female members of Iconic Cycling Events Staff/volunteers.

There are changing facilities at the start and finish and a bag drop at the start.

Please get in touch if there are any other facilities or assistance that you would find useful and would aid your participation and enjoyment of Bike Oxford

How do I get there?

Oxford University Rugby Club, Jackdaw Lane, Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1SR - view on Google Maps

By Car: There is no parking at the venue but Redbridge Park and Ride is just £2 and a 10 minute ride away from the venue.

By Train: Oxford University Rugby Club is 2.8 miles and a c.16 minute cycle from Oxford Station

What kit do I need?

  • A roadworthy bike
  • A helmet

There is mechanical support on the rides, but we recommend that everyone is self- sufficient and carries:

  • Tyre levers
  • Mini-pump
  • Spare inner tubes
  • Multi-tool
  • Puncture repair kit

The feed stop will be stocked with a range of sweet and savoury high energy food products, as well as water, but we also recommend carrying:

  • Full water bottle(s)
  • Snacks

What clothing do I need?

You can cycle in anything you feel comfortable in, but we recommend:

  • A waterproof jacket
  • A pair of padded cycling shorts. This will make the riding much more comfortable. You can wear baggy shorts, leggings or trousers over the top if you don’t want to just wear lycra.

Pregnancy Deferral Policy

If you become pregnant after entering Bike Oxford and no longer wish to participate in this year’s event, please get in touch. We can either defer your place or offer you a refund.

2024 Charity Partner

Our charity partner for the 2024 Bike Oxford and Walk Oxford events is Maggie's Oxford.

Maggie's Oxford's offers free support for people with cancer and their loved ones. You can find out more about Maggie's on our blog post.

You can help support Maggie's Oxford by adding a donation to your booking at the basket or by fundraising through a JustGiving page.

For help and support please contact Pip at Maggie's Oxford on pip.dingle@maggies.org or 07920848825.

CyclAbility Oxford


We are very pleased to be working once again with CyclAbility Oxford to ensure Bike Oxford will be a fully inclusive sportive event. With their extensive range of adapted cycles, tandems, side-by-sides, tricycles, recumbent bikes and even a wheelchair transporter they have something for everyone. The inclusive element of the event will take place at the Horspath Athletics track on the morning of Friday 21st June in a safe traffic free environment.

Book online via the link here. There will be a festive atmosphere and a great chance to celebrate your cycling – set yourself a challenge or if you already attend the CyclAbility sessions, complete your usual ride and get presented with a medal by the Lord Mayor at the end!

Supported by the Condors


Bike Oxford 2024 will once again be supported by Cowley Road Condors.⁠⁠

The Cowley Road Condors Cycling Club, who have just won Cycling Weekly's 2023 Club of the Year, are a vibrant and friendly road cycling club, based in Oxford, close to the city centre. The club strives to be the friendliest sports club in Oxford, an inclusive, community focused club with a committed, yet fun, outlook towards club riding.⁠

Walk Oxford powered by UHY Ross Brooke Chartered Accountants

Thanks to UHY Ross Brooke Chartered Accountants, Walk Oxford is coming back bigger and better for 2024. There will be three routes, approximately 10, 17 & 23 miles taking in historic Oxford and the Oxfordshire countryside.

The Walk Oxford short route heads south, following the river in the main, as far as Sandford-on-Thames. The medium route completes the 10 mile loop of the short route and then continues north along the river as far as Godstow before returning alongside the Oxford Canal. The long route sets off south with the short route but continues south following Shakespeares Way and then the Oxford Green Belt Way as far as Abingdon Lock, before returning north following the Thames.

All Walk Oxford participants will be provided with a route map containing information on local history and all walkers will receive a medal and food at the end of the walk.

Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/walkoxford

Routes

Timings

7.00 am      Hot & Cold drinks available to purchase at the rugby club.
7.15 am
       Check in opens for the long route (23 miles).
7.30 am
      Long route walkers depart (long route walkers must set off on time)
8.15 am
      Check in opens for the medium route route (17 miles).
8.30 am
     Medium route walkers depart
9.15 am
      Check in opens for the short route (10 miles).
9.30 am
     Short route walkers depart
12:00pm
   The Bar opens (taking cash or card payments)
1.00pm
      Walkers expected to start returning. Complimentary post-event food is provided for walkers.

How fast do I need to walk?

Please note that the event will start to pack down from 4pm, please phone Event Control to inform us if you are going to be back later, or that you don’t intend to return.

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