[OSS RATS] [OSS Oxon] OSS Swim the Thames #23 - Sunday 22nd April - Radley to Abingdon Lock

Chris Dalton seedy at breakingglass.net
Sun Apr 22 19:21:54 BST 2012

Hi Gang,


Thanks to Hywel for arranging such good weather for his swim today!  The details turned out to be:


Distance travelled today:  4.82 km (or 2.51km to the rail bridge)

Total distance travelled:  104.38 km

Distance travelled since Cricklade:  82.06 km

Distance remaining to Teddington Lock:  141.12 km

Distance remaining to Sea Reach No1 Buoy:  252.18 km


Map and track etc on the blog:  http://www.swimthethames.com





From: ossoxon-bounces at earth.li [mailto:ossoxon-bounces at earth.li] On Behalf Of Hywel Davies
Sent: 15 April 2012 10:05
To: OSSOxon at earth.li; OSSRats at earth.li
Subject: [OSS Oxon] OSS Swim the Thames #23 - Sunday 22nd April - Radley to Abingdon Lock


Fellow floaters,


It’s time to put down those Easter eggs and pick up the pace, this swim will be a little longer(~4.5km) than recent ones but there will be options to get out early. Access to the river is a little tricky around here so we'll park near the finish and shuttle to the start.


Let’s meet at 10:30 at the large car park just south east of Abingdon Bridge http://g.co/maps/cuxtq , the car park is not free so bring some change, we should get away with paying for 3 hours. Faffing will commence at 10:30 but it will end at 11:00 when we will all be rubbered up and take 2/3/4 cars to the start at Radley boat house, there isn't space for many cars here. We'll leave our dry clothes at Abingdon Bridge car park.


Then it’s the easy bit, we'll swim downstream with the Thames path on our right with a pit stop(or early exit) at 2.5km just after the railway bridge. Then we'll aim to swim on to Abingdon lock, there looks like another early get out option at http://g.co/maps/hmfr4 . There are fairly obvious paths from these get out points back to the Abingdon Bridge car park but you'll need to walk them in your swimming kit.


We'll return by car for lunch at the Bowyers Arms next to Radley station to use their free car park and hospitality. Please email me or accept the invitation in facebook before Sunday morning if you are coming so that we have an idea of numbers.




OSS swim responsibility statement:

By attending you confirm that you are a member of the OSS and have read and accepted the OSS swim responsibility statement:

http://www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com/index.php?p=swimming_tips <http://www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com/index.php?p=swimming_tips&s=responsibility> &s=responsibility

All swimmers swim at their own risk.



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