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Sunday ride to Long Crendon and Quainton

Sunday, 9 April 2023 - 9:30am

The Base coffee shop in Long Crendon will be open on Easter Sunday (one of few places as garden centres are not allowed to open) so we will head there and then onto the George and Dragon at Quainton for lunch.  We will get to Quainton via Waddesdon Park and we avoid going to the top of Brill on the way back, although it is an option for anyone who would like to.

Ride report

It was Easter Sunday for this ride which meant a lot of the usual cafés would be closed. The new one Sue found at Long Crendon was open though and so 7 of us headed off that way. Helen left us just before coffee as she had to get back so 6 of us carried on for the full ride. It was a very chilly start but the day turned out to be much sunnier than forecast and from about 11am the weather was beautiful. We found a small farmers market at the café in Long Crendon which allowed those with panniers to do their weekly shop! Then we carried on to the pub at Quainton via the cycle way through Waddesdon Estate. The ride home was into a bit of a headwind but the sunny afternoon meant there weren’t too many complaints.

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Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

(No leader)

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Broad Street, Oxford 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).


Base Coffee, Long Crendon 11:00am

For about half an hour.


The George and Dragon, Quainton 12:45pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 3:45pm
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

76km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back 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.

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