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Free Downloadable Cycle Rides

Downloadable cycle rides in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds

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Charlbury and the Secret Forest (OCC)
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Charlbury and the Secret Forest (OCC)

A 17 mile circular horse or mountain bike ride that circles what remains of the ancient Wychwood Forest, taking in the villages of Ascott under Wychwood, Leafield, Stonesfield, North Leigh and the small town of Charlbury.

Cycle Route 1: Sarsden Circuit (AONB)
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Cycle Route 1: Sarsden Circuit (AONB)

A short easy ride (6.5 miles) through the Evenlode Valley passing quiet villages past churches and pubs. A short climb into Churchill.

Cycle Route 2: From Bruern to BBOWT (AONB)
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Cycle Route 2: From Bruern to BBOWT (AONB)

A delightful short tour (14 miles) passing the site of an ancient abbey and visiting a beautiful secluded Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve. Quiet lanes and few gradients.

Cycle Route 3: Cotswold Line/Charlbury (AONB)
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Cycle Route 3: Cotswold Line/Charlbury (AONB)

A medium distance ride (16 miles) on quiet lanes passing through the ancient Wychwood Forest area and past a restored Cotswold sheepwash. Catch the train back or return via Chadlington.

Cycle Route 4: Cotswold Line/Moreton (AONB)
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Cycle Route 4: Cotswold Line/Moreton (AONB)

A great route (19 miles) up over Chastleton Barrow passing Chastleton House then the Rollright Stones. Catch the train back or return gently along the Evenlode Valley visiting Evenlode and Adlestrop. A few climbs.

Cycle Route 5: Ancient Stones & Old Manors (AONB)
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Cycle Route 5: Ancient Stones & Old Manors (AONB)

A chance to visit both Chastleton House, the Rollright Stones and drop in on Chipping Norton (19 miles). Great views from Kingham Hill and Chastleton Camp – but that means a few climbs!

Cycle Route 6: Burford & The Windrush (AONB)
121 Kb
Cycle Route 6: Burford & The Windrush (AONB)

A classic tour (26 miles) across wold and along valley. Explore Widford Church and the histories of the Fettiplaces, the Mitford Sisters, and the Levellers! Some steady climbs, great views and well deserved descents.

Cycle Route 7: Bourton, Bulls & Beer (AONB)
159 Kb
Cycle Route 7: Bourton, Bulls & Beer (AONB)

An interesting day ride (26 miles) visiting the Cotswold Farm Park via Bourton-on-the Water. Mostly quiet lanes but some hills.

Cycle Route 8: Wildlife, Hillforts and Halls (AONB)
137 Kb
Cycle Route 8: Wildlife, Hillforts and Halls (AONB)

A long day ride (39 miles) for the cycling enthusiast, up and over the Evenlode Valley passing historic houses and villages and dropping into the Windrush Valley to visit a wildlife park. Quiet country lanes but some climbs along the way. Allow time for stops.

Kingham Circular Ride (GRCC)
444 Kb
Kingham Circular Ride (GRCC)

A moderately easy 10 mile circular ride, mostly on minor roads with one small stretch of bridleway, passing a number of good pubs

The Cherwell Valley Ride (Cherwell DC)
333 Kb
The Cherwell Valley Ride (Cherwell DC)

A leisure ride on quiet roads, cycleways and tracks. Upto 18 miles long, this circular route passes through Woodstock and is accessible by train from Tackley railway station.

Windrush Valley Cycle Route (Sustrans)
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Windrush Valley Cycle Route (Sustrans)

Sustrans Regional Route 47, is a waymarked 17 mile ride from Witney to Northleach passing through Burford. The route consists of cycle paths and country lanes along the Windrush Valley. The route is undulating but never steep - with one exception approaching Farmington. There are several pubs along the way.

WODC: Burford-Bibury-Burford
159 Kb
WODC: Burford-Bibury-Burford

34 mile circular route
One of an old series of circular, on road touring routes published by West Oxfordshire District Council but long out of print (and occasionally very out of date!)

WODC: Burford-Southrop-Burford
190 Kb
WODC: Burford-Southrop-Burford

34 mile circular route
One of an old series of circular, on road touring routes published by West Oxfordshire District Council but long out of print (and occasionally very out of date!)

WODC: Burford-Stow on the Wold-Burford
186 Kb
WODC: Burford-Stow on the Wold-Burford

38 mile circular route
One of an old series of circular, on road touring routes published by West Oxfordshire District Council but long out of print (and occasionally very out of date!)

WODC: Carterton & Villages
132 Kb
WODC: Carterton & Villages

Various options giving rides from 5.5 to 11.5 miles
One of an old series of circular, on road touring routes published by West Oxfordshire District Council but long out of print (and occasionally very out of date!)

WODC: Chipping Norton-Moreton and back
174 Kb
WODC: Chipping Norton-Moreton and back

29 mile circular route
One of an old series of circular, on road touring routes published by West Oxfordshire District Council but long out of print (and occasionally very out of date!)

WODC: Chipping Norton-Shenington-Chipping Norton
189 Kb
WODC: Chipping Norton-Shenington-Chipping Norton

35 mile circular route
One of an old series of circular, on road touring routes published by West Oxfordshire District Council but long out of print (and occasionally very out of date!)

WODC: Chipping Norton-Witney and back
206 Kb
WODC: Chipping Norton-Witney and back

30 mile circular route
One of an old series of circular, on road touring routes published by West Oxfordshire District Council but long out of print (and occasionally very out of date!)

WODC: Witney-Bourton-Witney
209 Kb
WODC: Witney-Bourton-Witney

41 mile circular route
One of an old series of circular, on road touring routes published by West Oxfordshire District Council but long out of print (and occasionally very out of date!)

WODC: Witney-Kingham-Witney
158 Kb
WODC: Witney-Kingham-Witney

27 mile circular route
One of an old series of circular, on road touring routes published by West Oxfordshire District Council but long out of print (and occasionally very out of date!)

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