A steady climb through Woodcote and Checkendon to Nuffield, then a fast whizz down Brixton Hill. Watch out for the "evil dip" at Ipsden on the way back.
Lovely views from where the route crosses the Ridgeway Long Distance Path in Nuffield, and on the return through Ispden. Over a mile of freewheeling from Nuffield down Brixton Hill.
Brixton Hill is one of the fastest descents in the area, so watch out for other traffic. However the visibility is generally good.
There is a very steep dip into and out of the valley at Ipsden village, with a bend in the road and a junction at the bottom.
Narrow lanes with loose gravel and potholes, particularly between the bottom of Brixton Hill and the crossing of the A4074
Shops and pubs in Woodcote.
The Black Horse pub is 400m north-west of the route just beyond Checkendon.
The King William pub IV is 400m east of the route at Hailey, just north of Ipsden, and is signposted from the route. It has a lovely view across to the Berkshire Downs.
The village shop in Ipsden is a few metres off the route at the bottom of the Ipsden dip.
The Brixton Hill descent comes in two parts, with a flatter section between the two. You can probably freewheel all the way, providing there is not a strong westerly headwind. If you can’t, check your brakes and/or wheel bearings.