the Degree Confluence Project

United Kingdom : England

1.1 km (0.7 miles) W of Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Approx. altitude: 84 m (275 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 52°S 179°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: GPS #3: South #4: East #5: West #6: Bike resting on a marker 500 metres from CP

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#1: North

(visited by Peter Thompson)

26-Sep-2004 -- My first confluence point, I have had my GPS only a couple of weeks, and as we are heading into Winter I decided to go for it and ride to the closest confluence point. From my home in Oxford it was only 32km as the crow flies, so at about 10.30am I left the house on my wife's bike.

Headed out to of Oxford towards Kidlington, Hampton Poyle and Western-On-the-Green along the National Bike path 51 to Bicester. This route was very interesting and car free. From Bicester up the A4421 to Buckingham was a different storey with the traffic being very busy all the way to Finmore.

As I was getting closer I found an old marker about 500 metres from the CP marking the distance to Buckingham, Banbury and London, but this was on the south side of the river, so I had to ride into Buckingham to cross the River Great Ouse and get on the A422.

Like others visitors to this point, when I arrived at the field it had a lot of sheep in it, and like the others, they all followed me (like sheep) to all the way to the point. As this is my first point I am not 100% use to my GPS I had trouble getting the NSEW shots, but I am sure they will do. I took my photo's and returned to the bike and the road.

Rode the same route home, apart from a stop off for a beer on the way home at a pub on the A4421 before Bicester. My statistics for this trip are a little embarrassing but here they are

Total Distance Travelled 82.2km
Moving Time 5.09hrs
Average Speed 15.9kph
Top Speed 40.0kph

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#1: North
#2: GPS
#3: South
#4: East
#5: West
#6: Bike resting on a marker 500 metres from CP
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