I think this is the second route I ever cycled after joining the Condors. I can’t remember who created the original route (or name for that matter). Whoever you are, thank you very much, I have enjoyed this route a lot, and led a few social along this route myself.
Fancy taking in some hills? This goes one better than hill-reps. If I am not mistaken, this does not follow the same stretch of road twice (at least not in the same direction), but does tackle the Christmas Common from all directions. This route includes a tricky descent, see Ride-with-GPS for details.
I am a big fan of the Old Shed route on the Cowley Road Condors’ page, however, I prefer not to have to turn back onto myself. This route approached the Old Shed from the opposite direction. Look left, don’t miss it!