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Sunday ride to Benson and Checkendon
Sunday, 19 March 2023 - 9:30am
It’s Mother Day so we will take the opportunity to have lunch at the Black Horse in Checkendon. A place that no self-respecting child would take their mother to on this day. Basic baguettes and chips. No Gluten free food. BYO if necessary.
This was to be a traditional Mothers’ Day ride to the Black horse in Checkendon and I’d been looking forward to showing my partner Niall its eccentricities. Unfortunately we both weren’t feeling that good so I asked John S if he would take over the ride at Benson and lead to lunch. John happily agreed to this. Nine of us left Broad Street with Marion joining us at the top of Barracks Lane. Christine joined us even later at coffee. It was a nice morning with a bit of sun and no wind and we made good speed to Benson. The majority of us headed home after coffee by various routes leaving just 5 people to enjoy sausage baguettes and chips at the Black Horse indoors and then to return in the full sun.
Full ride leader
Leader back from coffee
Ride venues and times
|Broad Street, Oxford
Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).
|Waterfront cafe, Benson
For about half an hour.
|The Black Horse, Checkendon
For about an hour.
|All of the times (apart from the start time) are approximate only, as weather or punctures may affect them.
Ride options and attendance
Half day ride
Ride to coffee and back again.
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|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.