LAST SATURDAY’S QUEST

Saturday 24th August.

I must have had a senior moment as I’m sure I posted this ride last week, but sadly no.

Today’s mission would take me to Chawley and then to a village I’ve never been to before North Hinksey.

Harvesting is in full swing.

Though not all crops are ready.

Last house in the hamlet of Chawley, down a very narrow single tract lane.

North Hinksey church believed to date from the early 12th century.

The only safe way into the village located on the outskirts of Oxford is via an under pass.

Not keen on re-tracing my route, it was along the narrow path/cycle track alongside the very busy A34.

Time for a quick drink and snack in the peace of Sunningwell before pressing on home.

Bike – Spa Audax.

Journey – Solo.

Distance – 25 miles.

2 response to "LAST SATURDAY’S QUEST"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: September 2, 2019

    Nice ride – but, wow, is that a narrow path next to the A-road! Do you know what the obelisk outside the North Hinskey church commemorates? I would think it would involve a cross outside a church – but it’s just a pointy stone thing….

    • By: DJG Posted: September 2, 2019

      Hi Em, the path got even narrower further along as the vegetation had grown in from both sides, not a pleasant experience with the speeding and noisy traffic so close by.

      Not sure about the obelisk/pointy thing, if its contemporary with the church itself its been there for around 900 years.

      The easiest way to find out about it, is for me to return to the church and have a closer look.

      Watch this space.

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