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On , Tim Pickersgill repeated his feat from last July and rode from Oxford to Cambridge , starting from Farringdon, and again riding his fixed-gear bike!In his email he was kind enough to provide a link to Google Street View, which also showed me that two new mini-roundabouts have been added to the route there.On Saturday 23 August 2014, two people (in addition to my brother) rode the route: Chris Waite, who after taking the X5 to Cambridge rode back again in 8 hours including breaks and with some minor detours; and John Courouble who rode from Oxford to Cambridge in 8 hours plus breaks.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.The instructions are intended to replace the need for a map, and they guide the user along quiet roads.
They are based on the author’s observations, and those of various people who have helped. On 3 June 2017, Antonin Delpeuch rode my route Cambridge-bound in 8½ hours on his touring recumbent bicycle, a Velotechnik Street Machine, to attend a Wikimedia meetup.
He started from the West Cambridge site and joined the route in Comberton; he used the Kingswood diversion to avoid Ashendon hill as it was getting dark, and finished at Marston.
He reports that the A1 was very difficult to cross.
He provided helpful updates about the road closures at Ampthill/Flitwick, Brickhills, and Ashendon—none of which were sufficiently closed to prevent passage of a bicycle—and mentioned pub and coffee shop in Quainton which is cyclist-friendly.
On Friday 17 February 2017, Roger Bryan rode it Oxford-bound in 6h15m as part of a ride home to Swindon.
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