Exit M40 at Junction 8, (coming from the South) and Junction 9, (coming from the North) Taking the A40 or A34 respectively towards Oxford. Once on the Oxford ringroad, follow signs for Cheltenham A40. Approximately 14 miles after Oxford take the sliproad signposted to "Carterton, Minster Lovell." Turn right at junction and travel through Minster Lovell. Turn right at T-Junction and take the second left following the signs to the Old Swan & Minster Mill. Right over the stone bridge. Old Swan & Minster Mill reception is on your left.
The nearest train station is Charlbury which is 7 miles away or Oxford station is 15 miles from the Old Swan & Minster Mill. Taxis are available at the station or we can pre-arrange transport for delegates on request.
London Oxford Airport is 18 miles away, Staverton airport (Cheltenham) is 31 miles away, with Heathrow Airport 60 miles away, Birmingham 75 miles away and Gatwick 95 miles. Helicopter landing area with prior permission.
Global positioning co-ordinates:
– 51°. 48'.00N 1°.32'.23W
Charlbury is the nearest railway station to Minster Lovell, just seven miles away. It perches on the banks of the River Evenlode whereas Minster Lovell is beside the Windrush, so you’ll have to cross from one valley to the next to get there. But it’s a outstandingly pretty ride.
At the end of the station approach road, turn left, over the bridge. Continue up the hill – it’s a long climb, but there’s a bench at the top where you can catch your breath.
Take the first left onto a little country lane. This rollercoaster road is three miles of cycling fun – up and downhill, true, but with a new view around every bend. The green signs you’ll see mark the cottages belonging to the Cornbury Park estate.
Look out for the church spire in the distance, which marks the village of Leafield. When you finally emerge into Leafield, turn right, then left immediately after the church. Follow this winding road past cottages and farms until you reach a crossroads. This is the summit of the ride. Enjoy the ride along the hilltop until the glorious, exhilarating descent begins into Minster Lovell.