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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:59 am 
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Hi All,

Came up from the S.East for a camping weekend, to celebrate a friends birthday, and went for a lovely, if short ride, starting at Barford St.Michael, nr Deddington, Oxfordshire. The route was a mix of quiet lanes and bridalways. It can be seen here..

http://ridewithgps.com/trips/367369

The camp site, Cheney Manor is clean, quiet, and cheap. £ 6.50 per tent/night. It also has a fishing lake for those who are that way inclined. See Here

http://www.pitchup.com/campsites/England/Central/Oxfordshire/St_Michael/cheyney-manor-house/

The local pub is very good, just a 5 min walk away. It does not do food, but on request the landlord is aminable to you bringing in a takeaway meal ( the chip shop or curry palaces in Deddington are the nearest) to eat while you are drinking. He has been known to supply plates and cutlery 8)

http://www.northoxfordshirecamra.org.uk/pubs/georgebarford.htm

Apart from our usual riding partners, we were joined by friends on two lovely old retro's, Martins old FSR

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and Nessie's GT Agressor

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After a late start, we went from the campsite to the first pub, the Duck on the Pond, where rain delayed us for too long (honest). :roll:

The weather cleared enough for us to get going, but we stopped for a picnic/tea at the 4 mile mark on the route. It was just a short stretch down to the Falkland Arms in Great Tew for more refreshment. There was a retro road bike parked up when we got there. A GT with an unusual stem modification, and, presumably, a stuck seat post!

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Suitably refreshed, we made our way home through the twilight.

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Sorry about the focus, but thats how we were feeling :?

Looks like the area has a lot more to offer.....

Dave


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Not far up the road from me, have friends in Banbury so always around that area! If you come back again drop us a line


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spitting distance from me too... 8) 8)


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awww my home county :D


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