Bainton Bikes


Hen and Stag party Cycle Tour

For a memorable stag or hen tour we have a fantastic route offering a very easy and safe ride along some of Oxford’s most famous waterways with the option to stop for drinks, lunch and a game of our local game ‘Aunt Sally.


We begin at our shop – Walton Street Cycles, we are very near to Oxford train or bus stations and there is parking nearby for groups coming by car. We will fit you to your bikes and if requested surprise the Hen or Stag with their very own “surprise” bike. We head out towards traffic free Port Meadow and ride along the Thames Path, stopping at picturesque pubs close to the river,
including the famous Trout Inn. After a refreshment stop we proceed into the village of Wolvercote, with a handful of wonderful pubs there are plenty of opportunities for more refreshments and light or hearty lunches.

After lunch we will visit the White Hart pub for a game of Aunt Sally. Locals have been playing this traditional game since the 1800’s, the game involves throwing a stick at Sally – a bit like a coconut shy. The losing team will have to perform a forfeit, normally a shot of your favourite tipple! After a lively afternoon we will take a leisurely ride back to Jericho along the tranquil Oxford canal, if your thirsts are not satisfied then there are more opportunities to stop and relax along the way. 


Drink stops, lunch & Aunt Sally are all optional - contact us we are happy to help plan your day



The peaceful countryside

  • Historic Port Meadow
  • Ride alongside the River Thames
  • Discover where Charles Ludwig (aka Lewis Carrol) first started to spin the yarn of Alice in Wonderland
  • Visit 12th century Godstow Nunnery & Abbey
  • Visiting Picturesque waterway locks

Refreshments, lunch and Aunt Sally

  • The Perch (optional) Riverside pub
  •  The Trout (optional) Riverside pub
  • The Jacobs Inn (optional) Great food
  •  Game of Aunt Sally (optional) Local game - with forfeits!

The tranquility of Oxford Canal

  • The Plough (optional) Canal Side Pub
  • The Oxford Canal
  • Learn the history of Oxford canal and its dwellers
  • Learn the demise of the canal after the trains
  • Learn the chequered history of Rosamund the fair

Key facts

Tour Length - 5 Miles / 8 Km
Difficulty – Very Easy
Tour Duration - 4 hours - 5 hours
Suitability - Adults
Bikes - All bikes
Standard Price - Price varies, from £18


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