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General resources

Cycle routes from Oxford – lots of ideas for routes on this blog
Report potholes and other road dangers in Oxford via www.fillthathole.org.uk
Get A Grip Mountain Biking provides mountain bike skills courses and guided tours in Oxfordshire and Berkshire (some are just for women)
metcheck.com – long-range weather forecasts
Practical advice on cycling with a group from the CTC (this is a PDF file, and requires Adobe Reader software)

Cycling organisations

Cycling UK (formerly the Cyclists’ Touring Club) the UK’s national cyclists’ organization
Cyclox – the cycling campaign for Oxford
Oxford City Cycling UK – the Oxford City section of Cycling UK

The Oxford City CTC group meets almost every Sunday in Broad Street outside the Campus Store. The rides vary in distance, from 35 to 70 miles taking in a coffee and a lunch stop. The distance determines the pace of the ride and the start time. The shorter rides are more leisurely and usually start at 9.30am but it may be 9am for the longer rides. We have experienced riders leading and sweeping (at the back) so that we can accommodate slower riders when feasible.  Details can be found on the website above or in the Oxfordshire Cyclist Magazine, available at Bike Shops in Oxford for £1.  The name and telephone number of each ride leader is published for each ride. So if in doubt please don’t hesitate to ring.  All welcome.

Freewheeling – Abingdon’s Friendly Cycle Club
Sustrans – the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity

Sustrans is the UK’s leading Sustainable Transport Charity. In recent months new recruits have been appointed as Volunteer Rangers covering the National Cycle Network in Oxford City and County. It is now an active group, meeting once a month to share ideas and problems. Each Ranger has a designated route to maintain and will check it out approximately once a month to keep the paths and signs in order. We welcome any feedback and comments on problems you may have encountered on your rides. Please email volunteers-uk@sustrans.org.uk or telephone 0845 1130065 and your message will be passed on. More information can be found on the website above. Helen Beane.

Cycle shops in oxford

Beeline, 59 Cowley Road (246615)
CycloAnalysyts, 150 Cowley Road (424444)
Bike Zone, Market Street, near the Covered Market (728877); and 200 Banbury Road, Summertown (316885)
Oxford Cycle Workshop, 39 Magdalen Road (204799)

Reg Taylor Cycles, 285 Iffley Road, Oxford (247040)

online shops

CTC shop – 10% discount for members!
Corinne Dennis – specialist women’s cycling clothing
Evans Cycles
Team Estrogen – wide variety of women’s cycling clothing

Wiggle

other online resources

European Bike Express – coach travel across Europe with purpose-built cycle trailers
This list has been put together in light of questions received from cyclists. Isis Cyclists CTC is not responsible for the content of any of the external internet sites listed.

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