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Sunday ride to Haddenham (1)

Sunday, 18 October 2020 - 9:30am

Most of the hills, including Ashendon(!) are before coffee. A flatter ride back including a stretch of the Phoenix Trail (weather dependent). Overall quite hilly – see top of map for metres of ascent.

Ride report

A practically windless day which meant it was a bit misty and atmospheric, but perfect for cycling if you had enough layers on. A really lovely route which was quite hilly and included half of Brill Hill then Ashendon Hill which was swiftly followed by Winchendon Hill. Coffee was meant to be at Haddenham Garden Centre but riding along the road that I thought it was on, we came across a farm shop and cafe and so we called in and had a nice break there. While we were there, the second group were spotted pulling in to the same place but then going on as they must have realised it wasn’t the right place. So we didn’t overlap at all and were very socially distanced!

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Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Elsfield turn 9:30am

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).


Haddenham Garden Centre 11:30am

For about half an hour.


Elsfield turn 2:00pm
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

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.

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