Distance: 21 miles;
Hills: moderately hilly;
Surface Quality: * generally poor – some lanes had gravel/grass in the centre, making it impossible to do a full stride;
Traffic: *** mostly quiet;
Time: Start: 10.50, Lunch: 12.30-1.30, Back at Goring: 4.30pm;
Date: 22nd October 2011.
The route was generally very quiet and very attractive. We left Goring through a private housing development – where the road quickly became very rough. After this, the route went through open countryside (no hedgerows), and we had lovely views across Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Lunch stop was at the The Black Horse near Stoke Row – very lovely, though limited choice of lunch (baguettes). The roads were often difficult to skate, though there was also very limited traffic.
Berkshire United Kingdom