OxDURO is a self-supported no frills road-gravel ride held on the first Saturday of Oxford Bike Week each year. It is a gentle gateway into the national XDURO trials.
#oxDURO19 will run on Saturday 8 June 2019:
Pre-ride drink & bivvy:
Some of us will meet up for a drink in The Tap on Friday night before the ride and then camp out/bivvy on Hurst Hill [51.733978, -1.310893] - you're welcome to join providing you're respectful of the environment and leave no trace.
The ride will be run in XDURO format - 5 timed segments comprised of gravel and road. Lots of time for socialising in the non-timed bits. Rider with the lowest aggregate time over the segments 'wins'*.
*There are no entry fees, no prizes, and there is no support. You are entirely responsible for your own actions, only turn up to ride if you are comfortable with this (see Rules for more details).
What bike shall I ride?
You'd ideally ride this on a gravel/adventure
/cyclocross bike with ~35mm tyres but a winter road bike would also be fine if you're up for a gritty ride.
How much off-road is there?
In total there are 9 off-road sections, totalling 46km, which is just over 33% in distance, but more 50% or more in terms of time.