With a big ride coming up at the end of the month I needed to get some decent miles in.
Setting off around 9:00 it was bright and sunny but with a cool SW moderate wind.
Out through familiar road to today’s first Quest location, Denchworth.
This gateway would have permitted carriages to pass through to the Manor house beyond.
Peacock and Peahens.
Part of the Green at Goosey, believed to be where the Abbot’s of Oxford kept their flocks of geese.
Looking West the Downlands, my route would take me up close to the tower on the horizon.
This 17th Century dwelling is located in Letcombe Regis. The Regis part of the village name would reflect some Royal connection in years gone by.
Looking back down on Regis’ sister village.
At the top of Hackpen Hill, a 3/4 mile 10% climb made harder by the nagging head wind.
Into Uffington its always good to see the church with the unusual octagonal tower.
Main street ion Shrivenham, from here it was to be a strong tail wind pretty much all the way home.
By now the heavier cloud was moving in. Time to get home.
Arrived home just 15:00 having covered a very enjoyable 76 miles.
Bike – Spa Audax.