Velos Rides for Sunday 24th July 2016

The weather gods are (finally) smiling on us so why not get out on your bike and join the Ivinghoe Velos for a Sunday ride.

8am start, 71 miles to Silverstone

10am start, 34 miles to Winslow

10am start, 20 miles to Wingrave

As always, please bring a copy of your chosen route with you. We depart from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe at the times stated above.

Tea Ride: 23rd July

So.. 23rd July… Is the day before my cousin Kim’s birthday.  She doesn’t ride a bike, but does ride a horse & is therefore a friendly road user.  99.9% of you don’t know her … but she’s as batty as me and if you’re that interested you can find her on Facebook here….  Feel  free to wish her a happy birthday…

This year, July 23rd is the 113th anniversary of the first sale of a Ford motor car.

So, to celebrate both these events, we are off to the Driving Range (Ford… Driving.. it’s that tenuous I though I better point it out ….)  We highly recommend the toasted sarnies!!

On parade and assembled for the off please, by 10am on Saturday morning.

 

Velos Rides for Sunday 17th July 2016

Firstly this week we would like to thank Chris Froome for confirming what we have all felt for some time now – there is no shame in walking your bike up the steep bits when the going gets tough.

Now the rides, kindly supplied by the Two Daves.

9am start, 49 mile trip to Houghton Conquest

10am start, 31 mile trip to Great Brickhill

10am start, 18 mile trip to Stanbridge

As usual, we begin from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe at the times stated. Please bring a copy of your chosen route with you.

Velos Rides for Sunday 10th July 2016

Three rides are on offer this Sunday.

9am start, 54 mile loop around Aylesbury

10am start, 37 mile excursion to Eversholt 

10am start, 24 miles of flatness

Please bring a copy of the route either analogue (on paper) or digitally (on your GPS bike computer). We depart as always from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe.

The council have been “dressing” a number of local roads recently so please watch out for the tell tale “cat litter” on the road – it can make for hazardous cycling.

Velos Rides for Sunday 3rd July 2016

Lots of options again this week. Many thanks to Dave “Single Chainring” Howe for mapping them out.

8am start, 15 mile ‘warm up ride’ for those that want to get the miles in to cover Strava’s July Gran Fondo challenge. NOTE : this will start at Pitstone Roundabout and finish at the Rose and Crown to join the 9am ride.

9am start, 67 miles to Egypt

10am start, 35 miles to Amersham 

10am start, 19 flat miles

The 9am and 10am rides start from the usual place – the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe. Please bring a copy of your chosen route with you.

 

Velos Rides for Sunday 26th June 2016

An early group are going to head over to the start of the Tour de Vale sportive. Entries are available on the day so do feel free to join us.

8am start, Ride to the start of the Tour de Vale
NOTE: This ride to the start begins at the roundabout in Pitstone near the cricket pitch

9am start, 44 miles last year’s Womens Tour of Britain Route

10am start, 29 miles Markyate via Toms

10am start, 19mile flat

The 9am and 10am rides start from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe. Please bring a copy of your chosen route with you.

 

Velos Rides for Sunday 19th June 2016

This Sunday

Last Sunday was a bit of a washout for the 10am rides so we are putting the same ones out this week. The 9am start is different from last week but again is a Mr Howe Special.

9am start, 50 miles 

10am start, 36 flat miles

10am start, 18 miles

As usual, we start from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe at the time stated above.

Next Sunday – The Tour de Vale

If you haven’t yet signed up for the Tour de Vale bike ride, be aware that online entries close very shortly. A few of our number will be riding to the start on the day with a view to extending the 100k route to 100 miles if you include the bit there and back.

Velos Rides for Sunday 12th June 2016

First up, some fantastic news from the closed road Tour of Cambridge last week. Our Sarah Hawken rode an incredibly fast ride and end up qualifying for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Australia this September.

Congratulations Sarah, you did the Ivinghoe Velos proud !

Three rides on offer this week for Sunday morning.

9am start, 49 mile “How End” route

10am start, 36 flat miles

10am start, 18 miles

As always, please bring a copy of our chosen route with you. We depart at the times shown form the Rose & Crown in Ivinghoe.