Oxford 2: Time travel Posted on 29 January 20202 April 2021 by Rob Ainsley More cycle route research in and around Oxford, my alma mater. It seems like only yesterday I was here, naive, foolish, and barely engaged with the real world. That’s because it was yesterday, on my first day of research. Some Oxfordshire and Bucks villages sound like West Indian fast bowlers: Stanton Harcourt, Nuneham Courtney, Hinton Waldrist. Or like estate agents: Hampton Poyle, Berrick Salome, Hook Norton. This one however sounds like an endangered species… …and this one sounds like it was named by Cannon and Ball. It’s the breezy hilltop windmill at Brill. Oxford, A CYCLING CITY, says the welcome sign. I’m looking forward to when it is. Pesky Oxonian cyclists, using the road. Why can’t they stay on the footpath like everywhere else?