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Sunday ride to Benson and Sutton Courtenay

Sunday, 19 January 2014 - 9:30am

Ride report

What made this a memorable ride? The perfect riding weather? Seeing George Orwell’s grave (with our own guide – Rebecca – explaining how he came to be buried in Sutton Courtenay)? Or was it the fact that we had record numbers out on a Sunday ride (19)? Our route to coffee didn’t go quite to plan (compare the Garmin Connect record with the map). This is entirely Garmin’s fault since the device failed to say “turn left” at Cuddesdon. After that, there’s nowhere to cross the Thames until Chiselhampton. No matter; this was Sunday riding at its best.

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 11am


The George and Dragon, Sutton Courtenay 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

61km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back home again.

51km 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.