Friday, 19 March 2010

Witney Stonesfield loop

near Water Eatonstart: Oxford, St Giles [SP512065]
finish: Oxford, St Giles
distance: 56.2 km

If you're not ready for the 70 km route through Witney yet, then this route is a nice alternative. The most interesting and surprising section is from Gosford (near Kidlington) through Water Eaton to Oxford. It's mainly a concrete road but for a few hundred metres you're cycling on a grassy track. It gives you that spring-classic feeling!

Route map:


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Witney Stonesfield loop, elevation profile
This route is also published on MapMyRide

4 comments:

Pithawat said...

I will attempt this route sometime this month.

I'm really looking forward to more routes to be added!

Platform3 said...

Where's my photo credit??

Platform3 said...

Ha, I take it back...it links to my Flickr page.

BTW, I love that Spring classics feeling!!

Brian W. Ogilvie said...

First, thanks for this website! I now spend summers in Oxford and I've gotten some great ideas for rides from you.

Second, to anyone considering this route, you might want to add in a detour to the Roman villa (ruins thereof) in North Leigh. Google "North Leigh Roman Villa" to get location information. It's only about 2.5 mi/4 km round-trip off of the route.