This is one of a number of routes published by Goring Gap Cycling.
The Black Horse has been in existence for over 350 years and run by the same family for over 110 (according to whatpub.com).
The Black Horse pub
High-speed traffic on the A4074, but both crossings have good visibility.
Garsons Hill at 4.5 miles is steep and narrow. If following this route in the reverse direction, take care for the loose gravel and sharp corner at the bottom.
The Black Horse pub (no website)
Village shop and café (and another pub) in Stoke Row, 0.5 miles ENE of the Black Horse.
Shops and pubs in Woodcote.
The military-looking buildings in the nearby woodland are the remains of a wartime RAF maintenance unit. Those on the site of the current timber yard formed part of a resettlement camp for displaced Polish families, which was active from 1948 to the early 1960s. For more information, see http://www.polishresettlementcampsintheuk.co.uk/checkendon.htm.