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Sunday ride to Long Crendon (twice)
Sunday, 19 November 2023 - 9:30am
A chance to have both coffee and lunch in the same village. The Eight Bells was so nice on our last visit not long after it had reopened, I thought it deserved a re-visit. It’s only 12 miles between coffee and lunch but they are hilly miles unlike the rest of the ride.
We visited Long Crendon twice, both for coffee and lunch. Not too many hills before coffee at Base Coffee and then on for 12 hilly miles in a circuit to build up an appetite for lunch. We covered Ashendon, Dorton and Chilton. As John B said it was reminiscent of the Grand Old Dukeof York. The wind was gusting strongly, but just short of needing to cancel the ride. The rain surprisingly held off, though the last 5 miles or so before home we did have a light though persistent drizzle. Lunch was again very good at the Eight Bells.
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.
|The Eight Bells, Long Crendon
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.