Velos Rides for Sunday 4th March 2018

Given the weather we are proposing a “look and see” approach to modes of transport (i.e. road or Mountain Bike) and which route to take.

We can say for sure that there will be a Mountain Bike group departing from the R&C at 10am. If the roads look OK and you would prefer to ride your road bike, please come along and we will make a route up as required.

Velos Rides for Sunday 4th February 2018

Sunday Rides

Our road ride routes this week have been crafted by the Two Daves.

9am start, 63 miles

10am start, 41 miles

10am start, 20 miles

As always, please bring a copy of your chosen route with you.

Raid Pyrenean

There has been a few mutterings and conversation amongst a few of us and, as a result, we are planning a trip to ride the Raid Pyrenean in early September !
It’s 720km cycling, following the French/Spanish border, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, with 12000m ascent in 100 hours (4.5 days), taking in the Tourmalet, Aubisque, Col d’Aspin and some other picturesque climbs.
The plan is to fly to Biarritz on 4th September, stay overnight in Hendaye, and then start pedalling on the following day finishing 4 days later in Cerbere. Fly home from Girona on 10th September.
We intend to complete each day as a group with agreed points for regrouping.
We will have a support driver and 5 nights half board accommodation costed at £600. Need to add on top of this flights and bike transport (when I looked it was approx £300), bike box hire, lunches, snacks, drinks etc.
We have reserved 5 twin rooms (10 people) and have 6 already committed (Sarah, David C, Martin, Andy, Rob) so there is space for 4 more people.
If you want more info, have a chat with Dave C, Sarah or Andy B…  and if you are interested please let them know by Saturday 10th February so as to confirm rooms and get flights sorted.

Velos Rides for Sunday 28th January 2018

Three road rides on offer this week crafted by the fair hand of Mr Howe.

9am start, 52 miles

10am start, 39 miles

10am start, 26 miles

Note that the Mountain Bike Group are planning a ride from the Rose and Crown from 11am tomorrow, so if you fancy a long lie-in please feel free to join them.

As always, please bring a copy of your chosen route with you.

A quick reminder of our New Years Resolutions –

  • Keep an eye out for the rider immediately behind you – if they start to drift off the back, please call to the lead rider to easy off the pace a bit until they can get back on.
  • Ride a maximum of two abreast and single out when on a narrow lane.
  • Look out for potholes and call them out or signal a warning the rider behind you. The roads are in a terrible state at the moment due to the recent cold weather spell so this is more important than ever.
  • If you feel strong enough, take a turn at the front of the group.
  • Bring a copy of the route with you.

Velos Rides for Sunday 21st January 2018

The forecast isn’t that great on Sunday, but for those hardy sorts we have two rides available for you to prove that a little bit of damp won’t stop you from getting your cycling fix.

10am start, 34 miles with a fair bit of climbing to keep warm

10am start, 22 miles

As always, we begin from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe. We always welcome route suggestions so please do send them in via the website.

Velos Rides for Sunday 14th January 2018

This week, we have four rides on offer, 3 on the road, and one off-road on mountain bikes.

9am start, 54 miles on the road

10am start, 38 miles on the road

10am start, 15 miles on the road

10am start, off-road adventure with some of the Pitstone and Ivinghoe MTB group
(route to be decided on the day)

We depart from the Rose and Crown at the times stated above.