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Sunday ride to Long Crendon and Bicester
Sunday, 24 September 2023 - 9:30am
Out to the Base Café in Long Crendon and then going mostly north along country lanes until we get to Bicester. Lunch will be had Bicester Garden Centre. Let’s hope the Christmas decorations are not for sale yet!
Earlier in the week, the forecast had been lovely but the day started with a little drizzle and possibly causing one member to cancel their lunch booking. We cycled to Long Crendon picking up Clare in Worminghall where we had coffee in the Base Coffee shop where they had reserved a table for us. We were joined by Niall’s daughter and grandchildren who had also cycled there but only a mile. The ride to Bicester was good apart from when I took a wrong turn in Bicester. Jon took us on a slightly different route so we didn’t have to retrace our steps. Just before the garden centre, John S went off piste on a gravel track to avoid some of the bike crossings and gained a puncture! During lunch Alistair spotted a piano across the room and went over and played it for us; such a treat! After lunch we rode home into an increasing headwind.
Full ride leader
Leader back from coffee
Ride venues and times
|Broad Street, Oxford
Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).
|Base Coffee, Long Crendon
For about half an hour.
|Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, Bicester
For about an hour.
|All of the times (apart from the start time) are approximate only, as weather or punctures may affect them.
Ride options and attendance
Half day ride
Ride to coffee and back again.
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|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.