[OSS Oxon] Early morning swim 8am Sat 7th August 2010

Bob Bradley swimmer at hardybee.com
Thu Aug 5 21:28:36 BST 2010

I've been experimenting with Google maps and have mapped out the swim here.
About 1.37 miles so I guess about 30-50 mins!



On 5 August 2010 21:11, Bob Bradley <bob at hardybee.com> wrote:

> OK I'll be there.  I'm sure we can sort out a shuttle or something to deal
> with kit - it looks from Google as though there is a trck down to Grafton
> Lock.  But it might be private!
> I've also just had a play with Google maps and have put in the swim.  It
> shows it as about 1.37 miles.  So I'd guess at 40 mins or so if we do it
> casually.
> I'll allow Google to shre the map with the mailing group and see what
> happens.  It's the first time I've tried this so sorry if it doesn't work!
> Cheers
> Bob
> On 2 August 2010 22:41, NEIL RICHARDSON <neilbkrichardson at btinternet.com>
>  wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> I've had several positive responses to my suggestion for early morning
>> weekend Thames swims during August, but no suggestions as to where. I
>> suggested Radcot as a possibility but I'm relatively new to river swimming
>> myself and others may know better!. I don't know where most respondents are
>> based so can't take that into account!
>> How about next Saturday 7th a.m, meet at Radcot bridge at 0800 hours? I
>> did a little recce on foot there last Saturday, my idea is to walk upstream
>> towards Grafton Lock, get in at a suitable place and swim back to Radcot
>> bridge, or further downstream past the campsite where getting out might be
>> easier. We can decide that finally on the day. I think something on your
>> feet might be useful for walking up towards Grafton Lock. If necessary, I
>> will forego the swim myself to carry people's kit back. River traffic built
>> up rapidly last Sat. after 10.00 hrs so an early start would be best.
>> We can meet and park would be the Swan Hotel overflow car park by the
>> campsite on the island east of the road, access is between the two traffic
>> signal-controlled bridges.
>> Some people have suggested they can't make the 7th but can do the  21st or
>> 22nd.  What about another group swim somewhere else (downstream of Oxford?)
>> on the 21st, at a similar time of day to avoid the river traffic?. Perhaps
>> someone who is interested and has better local knowledge would like to
>> suggest a place?
>> Hope to see some of you on the 7th. If so perhaps you would let me know.
>> Regards
>> Neil Richardson
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