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Sunday ride to Benson and Checkendon

Sunday, 30 March 2014 - 9:30am

Joint ride with Isis to coffee. Clocks forward today

Ride report

Not so many City riders out this Sunday – it’s good to see that many of our members dutifully opted to treat their mothers to lunch today. Benson Waterfront Café was full of people too busy to make their own breakfasts, enjoying eating out in the sunshine. As this was the last Sunday of the month, the Isis ladies group joined us for this ride, swelling our numbers to about 18 and requiring us to split into 2 separate groups. As we predicted, The Black Horse at Checkendon was frequented mainly by local mountain bikers. We looked positively effete by comparison.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

Ride venues and times

Venue Time


Broad Street, Oxford 9:30am


Waterfront cafe, Benson 10:45am


The Black Horse, Checkendon 12:45


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

77km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.

42km 16kph

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.