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Sunday ride to Benson and Checkendon

Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 9:30am

Ride report

Lunch at the Black Horse in Checkendon is always fun. This time the jokes about the toilets (see photo) were unusually creative and we were further entertained by a puncture repair and a mudguard adjustment, both accompanied by a running commentary. The cakes at Dorchester Abbey were, apparently, abundant and delicious. But, having used up 3 inner tubes and now stranded in Wallingford, the author of this report had to call home for a lift and missed the cakes. He is however grateful for the text message assuring him how abundant and delicious the cakes were.

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 10:50am


The Black Horse, Checkendon 12:45pm


Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester


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

83km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.

48km 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.