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SATURDAY Ride to Waterfront cafe, Benson and The Coffee House, Thame

Saturday, 14 September 2013 - 9:30am

Please note: because of poor weather, this ride will take place on Saturday, not Sunday

Ride report

With gales and torrential rain forecast for Sunday, we decided to switch our usual day ride to the Saturday, benefiting from the wonders of communication technology to contact and forewarn our members. The only concession we made to the autumnal weather was to take a slightly shorter route to coffee.

Two of us continued on to Thame for lunch, where we were expecting to meet Jo at the Coffee House. But no sign of her bike. Having arrived in Thame early, she had gone exploring, looking for chocolate. So we ended up having lunch in the Chocolaterie further down the road. On the way home, near Stanton St John, we raced past a group of lady riders and some familiar faces, which turned out to be the ISIS riders, coincidentally taking a similar route home. When the leader stopped to chat, the other riders went ahead and got lost. Serves them right for overtaking the leader.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time


Broad Street, Oxford 9:30am


Waterfront cafe, Benson 11am


The Coffee House, Thame 1pm


Oxford area
All of the times (apart from the start time) are approximate only, as weather or punctures may affect them.

Ride options and attendance

Ride option Distance Pace Attendees

Full ride

75km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.

54km 20kph

The pace listed above is the average pace we do, so in general when cycling along the flat we will go a bit faster than the average pace. Please be aware of this if you are wondering whether you will be able to keep up on the ride.