Useful links

Some useful cycling links for the Oxfordshire area

Up-to-date shortlist of links (updated 2023)

Culbug forum - Google Groups - Link 

Culbug yammer - Accessible only by UKAEA staff and by contacting CulBUG secretary if your organisation uses Office 365 - Link 

Report potholes, overgrown hedges to the council etc - FixMyStreet - Link

Love To Ride scheme - Culbug group - Link 

Details of the National Cycle Route 5:

Local bike shops in the 3 major towns & cities near Culham

Oxford: Cycle King Oxford, Beeline Bicycles, Walton Street Cycles, Bike Zone| Halfords, Decathlon

Abingdon: Pedal Power, Behind Bars Bike

Didcot: Mountain Mania Cycles | Halfords

Strava - you can log your commute here to find a community of cycle/running enthusiasts

CCN - the Cycle Campaign Network. The local (Oxford) group is Cyclox.

You can find second hand bike in a peer-to-peer manner on Gumtree or Facebook marketplace - but be aware that second hand bikes can be riddled with issues, so always politely ask to test ride it before buying, and be ready to turn down the offer it you don't like the bike.

Compiled by previous author - outdated

Cycleweb - another cycling information page which has a list of Oxfordshire bike shops. Google maps searches for bike shops in Oxford, Abingdon, Wantage, Wallingford and Didcot (although these miss some shops on the Cycleweb list).

Oxfordshire County Council cycling resources - maps, advice, local bicycle shops, safety,etc.

CycleCraft - "Cyclecraft, published by The Stationery Office, is the definitive guide to safe and enjoyable cycling for both adults and children."

Sustrans - Sustainable Transport - responsible for developing the National Cycle Network. Search their database for local routes such as the Hanson Way (Oxford to Didcot via Abingdon) or Didcot, Wantage and the Ridgeway.

OpenCycleMaps - a Google Maps-style mapping of National Cycle Routes.

CTC - the UK's national cycling organisation. They have a useful technical information page with a very handy What Bike? guide.

Wantage CTC - friendly local cycling club.

Online cycling shops include Tredz,, Evans Cycles, and Cyclestore, but there are many others. Unless you already know what you're getting, it's not entirely recommended that you buy a bike unseen as it may turn out to be the wrong shape for you.

Liftshare - To reduce car usage, you can share a ride with a fellow employee.

GiveUpYourCar - a website to encourage reducing your car use.

NuttyCyclist - more useful information, including basic maintenance (gears, chains, punctures).

Bike Support - Mobile bicycle repair and servicing.