October 2014

29 September 2014 at 9:17 pm

SATURDAY 4th OCTOBER: AN AUTUMN WANDER TO NARNIA (WITHOUT THE WARDROBE!)

We will meet at 09:45am for a prompt 10am start outside The South Lodge, University Parks (OX13JA, corner of South Parks Road and St Cross Road) for a 7 mile slow and gentle wander to a variety of places in Headington associated with the author, C.S. Lewis. We will cycle through University Parks before ‘doing’ the inevitable hill – a gradual climb along tree-lined Harberton Mead, which is by far the easiest route to Headington! For those who want to meet us in Headington, we will be at 10 Old High Street (opposite Jacobs & Field café) at about 10.15 – the first place of interest…

We will see other houses in Headington where CS Lewis visited or lived, his unusual place of marriage, his parish church (with the Narnia Window) and his grave. We will then cross the ring road to Risinghurst to find “The Kilns”, his home from 1930-1963, and to discover the adjacent CS Lewis Nature Reserve. Thought to be the inspiration behind the Narnia classic, this tranquil woodland and pond once belonged to CS Lewis, now managed by the BBOWT. We will pause for coffee and cake at the Portuguese café in Risinghurst before returning to either ‘downtown’ Headington or the starting point in town, depending on the group. The ride leader is Lucy Wright. Her email is lucy.wright@ceu.ox.ac.uk in case of queries.

 SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER: MEDIUM RIDE TO WORTON ORGANIC FARMSHOP

Meet outside the Sheldonian Theatre in Broad Street at 1.45pm to leave at 2pm taking quiet roads out of the centre of Oxford towards open countryside north of the city, and across through Yarnton to Worton for afternoon tea at the Organic Farm. We’ll take it easy on this mostly flat ride, so loading up your panniers with goodies at the farm shop (fresh bread, fruit and veg cheeses etc) shouldn’t slow you down too much on the way back. The round trip distance should be around 15 miles. The ride leader is Lucy Tennyson 0771 520 7784.

SATURDAY 18TH OCTOBER: HELEN BEANE MEMORIAL RIDE

Isis Cyclists cordially invite all cycling companions of Helen Beane to a memorial cycle ride celebrating the many faces of cycling that she was interested in. Please meet at 1:30pm on Saturday October 18th 2014 in Radcliffe Square, Oxford for a gentle potter to tea at Waterperry Gardens (one of Helen’s favourite tea stops).

If you prefer, meet us at Waterperry Gardens. We expect to arrive around 3pm.

If you have cycle club clothing, then please wear it. Otherwise, please wear something bright and cheerful. Decorated bikes are very welcome! We want to make this a fitting celebration of all things cycling!

There will be a collection for Sobell House Hospice in Oxford who did such a fantastic job of making Helen’s last month or so easier and more comfortable.

(Suggested donation, £5)

Finally…if you think you’ll take part, it would be very helpful if you could add your name to our Doodle poll so that we know whether we are expecting 5, 50 or 500 people!

SUNDAY 26th OCTOBER: JOINT ISIS/OXFORD CITY CTC RIDE TO COFFEE AT MILLET’S FARM, FRILFORD

Meet in Broad Street for a prompt 9.30am departure and we will head out of Oxford up Cumnor Hill and through the villages of Appleton and Kingston Bagpuise before taking coffee at Millets Farm.  We will then head back via Sunningwell.  The ride is mostly flat save for Cumnor Hill and a few smaller hills and will be approximately 25 miles long.  The ride leader is Natasha Williams (07704 590 134 or nlwilliams70@gmail.com).

OCTOBER STOP & STARE RIDE: TBC (I’ll send out a separate email)

OTHER CYCLING EVENTS OCTOBER 2014

Tuesday 21st October 7.30pm: Cyclox October meeting
cycle BOOM: Investigating how cities and bicycles shape older peoples’ experiences of cycling.

cycle BOOM is a 3-year study by Oxford Brookes to understand cycling among the older population and how this affects independence, health and wellbeing. The ultimate aim is to advise policy makers and practitioners how our environment and technologies can be designed to help people to continue to cycle in older age or to reconnect with cycling.

Ben Spencer will talk about the project and share some of the early findings from the first wave of research this summer.

www.cycleBOOM.org

St Michael’s at the Northgate, Cornmarket, Oxford OX1 3EY

All welcome, free entry, refreshments

www.cyclox.org

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/cyclox-forum

https://www.facebook.com/Cycloxfanpage

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