What a fantastic October day for a ride.
Four of us rode our ways to Benson through a spectacular sun rise that cut through the surprisingly warm mist - except for a few hollows, such as the Hendred dip.
We had time for a drink and a bun at the Waterfront Cafe before setting off.
The well matched group rode steadily to Velolife, where we stopped briefly for coffee and cake.
The chain gang got into action on the flat roads to Jenners Cafe in Maidenhead.
The lumpy bit of the ride was ... lumpy. We spread out climbing Winter Hill, the long drag from Marlow to Frieth and the Turville Tunnel, regrouping at the top each time.
Then we whizzed down into Watlington to take coffee and cake sitting out in the sunshine at the Waterfront Cafe before completing our journeys home.
It was a joy