Velos rides for Sunday May 7th 2017

Three routes to choose from this week.

9am start, 52 miles

10am start, 30 miles

10am start, 20 miles

As always, please bring a copy of your chosen route with you. We ride in groups and rely on each person being aware of the cyclist behind them. If the rider behind you can’t keep up and a gap appears, please do give the front riders a shout that we need to ease the pace to let them get ‘back-on’ to the tail of the group.

Velos Kit
A new order has been opened – there are one or two key items missing from the options at the moment – Sally is on the case so if what you’re after isn’t there, please check back in a day or two.  The order will be open for about a week.  (Another order will be opened later in the year too).
You can login using the “I am a returning customer” login which can be seen via the following link;
http://eucustom.champ-sys.com/Login/en-GB/Default.aspx

Existing members or members that have ordered before can use their current login details.
New members or members that haven’t ordered before, need to use the following login details;
Login: ivinghoe
Password: kit17
Once you have entered these details, you will then be asked to create their own personal login which you can use going forwards.

Tea Tour at Ten & Velos Kit Order

Leaving the R&C at 10am tomorrow at  Tea ride pace, we shall be trundling around Tring – through Castlemead, Marshcroft Lane, Mortimer Hill,  Tring crossroads, along the back of the Tring Triangle, Miswell Lane, Windmill Way through to Ash Road, Little Tring, via Tringford and to the garden centre at Bulbourne for tea & cake.  From there, onto the Canal at the Junction Arms to Bluebells and over the humps to home.  This will give a nice, about as flat as you can get round here, 20 miles at a leisurely pace.

Those wishing to go further (back via Albury & Pitstone Hill maybe?) or faster, please form a separate group.

Velos Kit
A new order has been opened – there are one or two key items missing from the options at the moment – Sally is on the case so if what you’re after isn’t there, please check back in a day or two.  The order will be open for about a week.  (Another order will be opened later in the year too).
You can login using the “I am a returning customer” login which can be seen via the following link;
http://eucustom.champ-sys.com/Login/en-GB/Default.aspx

Existing members or members that have ordered before can use their current login details.
New members or members that haven’t ordered before, need to use the following login details;
Login: ivinghoe
Password: kit17
Once you have entered these details, you will then be asked to create their own personal login which you can use going forwards.

Velos rides for Sunday April 30th 2017, Velos Kit & Doug’s Funeral

Three rides again this week and it is looking likely that we will miss the rain forecast now for the late afternoon on Sunday.

9am start, 54 miles

10am start, 31 miles

10am start, 15 miles

The Rose & Crown has re-opened and Mick the new owner will be more than happy to assist with any re-hydrating beverages that we might like to purchase after the ride.

Please bring a copy of your chosen route with you in your chosen format. We aim to cycle together in groups of similar paced riders. To help with that, please keep an eye on the rider behind you and be prepared to call to the riders in front if a gap appears. That way the speed can be regulated and no one gets left behind.

Once again this week there will be a Tuesday road ride at 6:30pm and a Thursday off-road ride at 7:30pm. Both start from the roundabout in the centre of Pitstone.

Velos Kit
There is sufficient interest so we will be opening a new kit order this week.  Details will be on the Rear Hub on Facebook during the week and on next weekend’s ride posts.

Doug Clark’s Funeral
All Velos are invited to Doug Clark’s funeral, which will be held at The Sacred Heart Church, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1HZ on Tuesday 2nd May at 12.30pm.
Afternoon Tea will then be served afterwards at The Rose & Crown, Ivinghoe.
Parking on Ivinghoe Lawn.

Tea Ride, Velos Kit & Doug’s Funeral

So tomorrow’s ride will see us creeping off to the Crypt in Leighton Buzzard. We will leave the Rose & Crown at 10am at Tea Ride pace. Those wishing to go faster, please form a separate group.

Velos Kit
If anyone is interested in ordering any kit – we need a collective total of 20 items to place an order – please contact Sally Beezer. You can reply to this message or find her on Facebook on the Ivinghoe Velos Rear Hub page.

Doug Clark’s Funeral
All Velos are invited to Doug Clark’s funeral, which will be held at The Sacred Heart Church, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1HZ on Tuesday 2nd May at 12.30pm.
Afternoon Tea will then be served afterwards at The Rose & Crown, Ivinghoe.
Parking on Ivinghoe Lawn.

PLEASE:- No black or dark clothing. Bright colours pnly. Cycling kit welcomed & encouraged.
No flowers – donations to the Church or Ian Rennie
Thank you

Velos rides for Sunday April 23rd 2017

Three rides to tempt you with again this week. Many thanks to Mr Bembridge for sending them in.

9am start, 52 miles via Codicote

10am start, 38 miles via Woburn

10am start, 20 miles via Potten End

Please bring a copy of your chosen route with you. We depart from the Rose and Crown at the times stated above and will refresh ourselves at the Swan in Cheddington after the ride.

There are plans again this week to have informal rides from Pitstone roundabout on :

Tuesday Road Ride at 6:30pm

Thursday Off Road Ride at 7:30pm

Boomers & Sooners

On April 22nd, 1889, the land rush of the unassigned lands of Oklahoma all kicked off.  At 12 noon.  The “Sooners” laid in wait out on the land for the legal time of entry.  The “Boomers” were the people who campaigned for the lands to be opened up and assigned legally.

What’s that got to do with the Tea Ride? (Apart from the date …obviously… or perhaps not, for those who have only just signed up for the mailing list!)  The SOONER you get there, the sooner you can get going.  Kick off time (i.e. departure time – not “turn up” time please!) is 10am and, as usual, we assemble at the Rose & Crown.  Hopefully there will be good weather and a boom in numbers…. in which case you will all be BOOMERS 🙂

Marvellous Mary will be leading a Tea Ride paced group (10-12mph) out to The Driving Range, via Beggars Lane and Shootersway, and (most probably) returning down Hamberlins Lane, Boswick Lane to Dudswell and back via Albury & Pitstone Hill.  There will be stops along the way for her to collect her flock.  If you wish to go further or faster, please form a separate group.

Mid-Week Road and Mountain Bike Rides

Tuesday Evening Road Rides

Given the lighter evenings, it is time to formally start the informal Tuesday evening road rides. These start from the Pitstone Roundabout (the one near the Memorial Hall) at 6:30pm. Routes are made up on the night and there is usually at least two groups based on people’s preferred pace.

Thursday Evening Off-Road rides (Mountain or Cyclocross bikes)

If you fancy exploring some of the many local bridleways then there is a fairly regular Thursday night ride that welcomes all, regardless of ability. It launches from the Pitstone Roundabout at 7:30pm. If you are interested then please head on over to the Pitstone and Ivinghoe MTB Facebook Group and introduce yourself.

Velos rides for Sunday April 16th 2017

The weather isn’t looking to be as good as last weekend so we are putting out a short loop for the 9am ride so that it can join the 10am ride.

9am start, a quick loop to get the miles in before joining the 10am 42 mile ride

10am start, 42 miles

10am ride, 22 miles of flatness

As usual, please bring your chosen route with you. We depart from the Rose and Crown, Ivinghoe, which is closed at the moment, so if you would like to refresh yourself after the ride we can end the ride at the Swan in Cheddington or the Grand Junction in Bulbourne.