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Thame Circular Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameThame Circular
Distance : miles (km)33.48  (53.88)
Posted ByB Longley
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationKingsey Road (A4129)
End LocationKingsey Road (A4129)
Cycle Steps
From Thame head up the hill towards Long Crendon. At the mini-roundabout turn right towards Waddesdon (though Chearsley). Across the A41 towards Quainton, Winslow. Keep following signs to the next village, quiet rural roads will bring you back to the A41. Cross it and head towards Brill - there is a BIG hill here! A fantastic rest stop is at Brill Hill, simply turn right into Windmill Street by MicMac News in the village and there is a pub and rest area 100m on the left with a windmill and amazing views. Head back to MicMac News and turn right, following the road round and down from the village. At the bottom of the hill take a left hand turn towards Chearsley. Through Chearsley, follow signs to Cuddington. Follow signs to Haddenham. Keep going straight. Another rest stop is by Haddenham Church. Keep going out of the village towards Kingsey. The road gets VERY windy just outside the village. Turn right at the T-Junction and keep following that road until you get to a roundabout. Turn right at the roundabout and follow the ring-road down to get back to the main ESSO Roundabout. (TO MAKE SHORTER: Start in Long Crendon. Towards the end, go straight back into Long Crendon from Brill)
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
No Bike Shops. Windmill at Brill and Church at Haddenham are worth seeing. There are also some nice places near Quainton.

Your comments?
posted by:SpiralRating : difficult :
Thanks for putting in this nice cycle ride, I really enjoyed it! I actually did this ride in reverse, and appreciated going down some hills of the hills that I would have otherwise had to go up!

Also, there are two cycle shops in Thame (just a little off the route) which may be useful.

1. Thame Cycles 69a Park Street, Thame, OX9 3HU (i think it doesn't open on tuesday or wednesday- i forget which)

2. 2Wheels Thame, 99b High Street, Thame

posted by:ox9Rating : difficult :
Followed this route as far as Haddenham and then turned off towards Scotsgrove and then Thame. 2hours 40mins.

We made it about 38 miles, with quite a few hills to slow you down. Weather overcast but dry. Not too warm. Couple of very brief stops. Not so fast, as legs heavy from a long run the day before. Stopped to look at some furniture for sale at the roadside!!!

Was sort of dreading the hills at the end but managed them fine- your legs are kind of acclimatised by that point.
Thame to Hambleden valley is the next route we'll do.

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