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Sunday ride to Benson and Crowell

Sunday, 9 October 2016 - 9:30am

Meet Carfax instead of Broad Street, to avoid the marathon crowds. Also note change of lunch venue.

Ride report

At coffee, Benson Waterfront was full to bursting of cyclists from local clubs enjoying the autumn sunshine. We discussed taking an alternative route to avoid the climb of Britwell Hill, but decided unanimously to choose the climb. For some reason, a climb which is straight seems steeper than one which twists and turns. The secret is to keep one’s eyes on the road 10 metres ahead.

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 10:45am


The Shepherd’s Crook, Crowell 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

80km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.

45km 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.