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Sunday ride to Thame and Long Crendon

Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 9:30am

A joint ride with Isis (Rides for Women) to coffee in Thame. This is followed by a flat ride along the Phoenix Trail with some hills afterwards on the way to lunch. After lunch we can assess the County Council’s repair standards on the newly reopened road after Horton Cum Studley, as we make our way back to Oxford.

Ride report

The full-day ride turned out to be 3 times as popular as the half-day coffee ride – and this despite 5 of our regular full-day riders being otherwise occupied. As we enjoyed the sunshine in the garden at the Eight Bells, the cool breeze had us wondering whether this might be one of the last truly summer rides.

Ride leaders

Role Name

Full ride leader

Leader back from coffee

Ride venues and times

Venue Time Notes


Broad Street, Oxford 9:30am

Please arrive 5 minutes before the start time (especially if you are new, so that we can say hello and sign you up).


Treacles Tea Rooms, Thame 10:55am

For about half an hour.


The Eight Bells, Long Crendon 1:05pm

For about an hour.


Oxford area 4:00pm
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

80km 20kph

Half day ride

Ride to coffee and back again.

48km 18kph

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.