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Sunday ride to Benson and Kingston Blount

Sunday, 18 October 2015 - 9:30am

Into the Chilterns, 2 big hills – one up and one down

Ride report

Not an enthralling weather forecast, but the sun managed an unexpected appearance and the drizzle didn’t start until the final 20 minutes or so. Only 3 riders decided to tackle Britwell Hill, which (disappointingly?) barely deserves its Ordnance Survey single arrow – only 1 out of our 4 gps devices registered more than 13%, and then only for a few brief seconds. Given the deteriorating weather, we decided to take a more direct route home along the B480.

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 Cherry Tree, Kingston Blount 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.