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Reading to Oxford Chiltern Ride Cycle Route

England > Berkshire > Reading
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameReading to Oxford Chiltern Ride
Distance : miles (km)30.82  (49.60)
Posted ByH Hedley
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationWoodley (Reading)
End LocationCowley (Oxford)
Cycle Steps
Really challenging ride. I completed it in just over 3 hours with a break for lunch. Beautiful countryside throughout ride, especially once in the Chilterns. This ride will keep you fit! Some really fun slopes to scare yourself until you can not help but brake to slow down (E.g. between Nettlebed and Watlington).
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
I stopped in Nettlebed for lunch, but there are many pretty villages that are so away from the business of cities.

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Oxford Halfords
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Your comments?
posted by:jih198Rating : difficult :
Challenging route, lots of hills especially on the way back if you decide to turn around at the end and do it in reverse. Minimal stopping and starting. The majority of the route is on two relatively quiet country roads. Good training ride.

posted by:JamesRating : difficult :
Did this route from Oxford to Reading. A lot of hills, good fun and very satisfying to reach the destination.

posted by:StuartRating : difficult :
Well I tried to follow this route but ended up taking a wrong turn at Nettlebed. Should have turned right up B481 but instead I took the A4130. So up until that point it was a beautiful ride.

After that though, the A road was busy with traffic and spoilt it a little. I intend to do the route again, and this time take the B481 at Nettlebed.

Overall though, some amazing scenery, and I would highly recommend the ride. I have a heavy 17kg specialised hybrid, not ideal, and I'm not that fit but still made it ok!

It's not too difficult, however I got the train home, wouldnt have managed to cycle back I dont think!

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