The Tour of Britain is a great race and features some big international stars like Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel. The bit around our lovely ring road is likely to fly by in seconds so Chinnor Hill looks like the place to be. It should slow down and string out enough for us to see all the riders.
So, why not ride there? We’ll arrange for a car to be at the hill with a little picnic, and you can either join the party by car or ride with us. There is a little side road that pops up about 2/3 way up Chinnor Hill that’ll be the perfect spot, and there is parking nearby (possibly a 1km walk).
The ride, there and back from Wallingford is 77km, but if we have cars going it might be possible for riders to get lifts back. Also, I’ve added a few meeting points along the way in case you fancy doing a shorter version. The ride is likely to be an intermediate pace around 25-27km/h, but we’ll take it slower for the last bits there so we all stay together.
Depending on how much the riders are enjoying the Oxfordshire countryside the race will get to Chinnor hill between 2pm and 2.45pm. We plan to arrive at between 1pm and 1.30pm.
Look at my proposed route and see how you fancy getting there.
|Place||Time||Distance to Chinnor Hill||Return time|
|Rides on Air Café||11.15am||38km||4.45pm|
|Shepherd’s Hut, Ewelme||11.40am||32km||4.20pm|
|Stoke Talmage to Wheatfield Road||12.20pm||20km||4pm|
|Top of Aston Hill||12.45pm||11km||3.30pm|
Visit the Tour of Britain website for more information on the race.
Leave your comments below if you fancy going and tell us how you’d like to get there and how you’d like to join in.