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Sunday ride to Benson and Chinnor

Sunday, 4 August 2013 - 9:30am

Ride report

Nine riders met in Broad Street, some of us already looking forward to the delightful climb up to Cookley Green above Watlington. The first part of the ride, to Benson for coffee, is not so exciting, along the B480 to Stadhampton. But if you went home after coffee, you missed the best bit! After the climb and crossing the M40, the descent into Kingston Blount is one of the best – as fast as you dare. I decided that 65km was enough; others were less cautious. Our resident descender was disappointed at having to brake as he began to catch up the car in front at well over 70km.

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 10:30am


The Red Lion, Chinnor 12:45pm


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

80km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.

42km 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.