Best trails to ride in Oxfordshire ?
Take the back road in Crowmarsh out to the Carmel Colledge roundabout. This takes you passed Blakes feed merchants. Cross over A4074 at the roundabout (care – fast traffic from the right). Head towards Reading for 75m then turn left up slope through a gate. You are now on the bridkepath part of Grims Ditch. Points to not Others come the other way, there is one hole that needs a bit of care, the path is not very technical but does srop off enough either side that getting it wrong can hurt and the trig point by the side is concrete.
Cross the road continue on the track for the rootier descent. Most would then turn right for 300m before turning left tjrough woodhouse farm for the long climb through the woods to Nuffield. You then can crossover into a descent to Witheridge Hill and with a bit of care make a great loop around Stoke Row etc.
The Ridgeway is probably the worst bit of riding in the county. I only use it as a connector. You are about 2 miles from really great riding to the West!Posted 4 years ago
Cheers guys,Yeah the ridgeway is shocking,I only rode it because I lived in watlington right opposite the entrance.There is a good fast downhill but of riding if you take the route from ewelme and go round the back but that’s it & it only lasts for 2 minutes if that !!
I’m in the progress of building another bike and once I have wheels I will check your route out .
ThanksPosted 4 years agorob2Member
I’m in cholsey. There are loads of bridleway out towards Henley way or also towards goring. If you go on bikeradar (I know! ) on the routes part and search chilterns there are some good routes there.
Two children means I don’t get out alas !!
There are a group that goes out every Wednesday at 7 from wood street car park in Wallingford. Look up grimsditchbikersPosted 4 years agoneiloxfordMember
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I picked it up from evans for £6, would pay full RRP based on how much i have used it.Posted 4 years agojohnnySubscriber
There’s loads of good riding in the Chilterns, although it can get a bit boggy in the winter unless you have an idea of where to go. Roughly speaking, the area south of Nettlebed, across to Henley/ south to Pangbourne has a lot of wooded singletrack, with some good descents east and west.
Further north, especially in the Watlington/Turville/Hambledon area, it gets more rolling and rockier (flint and chalk) which tends to get less boggy in the wet.
There are several groups which ride out of Reading, one loosely affiliated with AW cycles, as well as the off-road CTC group, and another from Pangbourne which has a website called Goodrideguide. There are probably loads more too, which i don’t know about.
If you’re planning a ride, or want someone to lead one, i’m game! My email is in profile.Posted 4 years ago
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