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He had set out to ride my route to Cambridge, to have tea with our dad and then ride back to Oxford; he’d done the same in two previous years.Meanwhile I was testing a newly-drafted route from Staines to Cambridge where we would have met.Also incredibly, he travelled from Carfax to Great St.Mary’s in 4h58m; and even taking into account a brunch-stop in Cambridge it took him 12h21m from Carfax to Carfax (14h43 for the full day’s riding).His recovery has been such that in August 2015 he rode the route strongly with me in spite of the weather, making it look easy and showing up my own level of fitness!On Saturday 12 July 2014, Oliver Mahony set out from Eynsham at 5am and rode (via the cycle-paths beside the A40 to join the route at the Elsfield turning) to Cambridge in 9h15m; he returned the following day with but still made it back in time for a certain football-match being shown on TV…Among the most able, these success rates soared to 44.4 per cent and 29.5 per cent respectively.Oxford University spokeswoman: 'We do not know students' A-level grades when selecting, as they have not yet taken their exams.
On Saturday 24 September 2016 and the overnight thereafter, Mark Charlton rode it Oxford-bound.On Saturday 10 October 2015, Bruce Hill rode from Oxford towards Cambridge (turning off after Gamlingay to go to Eltisley); he was on day 2 of a longer ride from Bristol, completing each leg in around six hours.On Sunday 21 June 2015, Alessandro Abate rode from Oxford to Cambridge on this solstice day in around 7 hours; he was helped by the prevailing tailwind, but hampered slightly by a fall on a gravelly curve near Soulbury and by puncturing on one of the Woburn Park cattle-grids. On Saturday 20 June 2015, Claire Hemmingway cycled from Oxford to Cambridge in around 6½ hours in spite of the poor weather much of the way; she was raising money for a trip to Malawi to work with children.John said that the Old Sun in Ampthill doesn’t do food at weekends but let him sit in their garden with a drink from them and food from the chippy! One presumes that Chris and John must have passed one another on my route somewhere in the Ampthill area…
On Saturday 23 August 2014 was my brother Rupert’s accident.He reports that riding solo this time meant he paced himself better and so his overall time was over an hour quicker (yet!