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.

 

Velos Rides for Sunday 7th January 2018

Three routes to choose from, for a Sunday that is forecast to be dry for a change.

9am start, 50 miles

10am start, 37 miles

10am start, 20 miles

One of our New Year’s Resolutions for the club is to ride better together in groups. A few of the following tips will help towards that  –

  • 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 31st December 2017

New Year’s Eve Rides !

Dave Howe has kindly crafted a set of routes for us this Sunday. The 9am ride gets a good 14 miles in before stopping by the R&C to join up with the 10am rides. We can then divide into groups based on how fast you want to get home.

9am start, 55 miles

10am start, 40 miles

10am start, 20 miles

As always, we depart from the Rose and Crown at the times stated above. Please do bring a copy of your chosen route with you.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has ridden with us this year. Without you turning up, we wouldn’t have a cycling group so well done for forcing yourselves out of bed, despite the variable weather.

We look forward to a cracking 2018.

Velos Rides for Sunday 17th December 2017

Many thanks to everyone who made it to the Christmas party on Friday. And a special thank you, from all of us, to Sarah for doing such a great job of organising the night.

Rides for Sunday are as follows –

9am start, 50 miles

10am start, 37 miles

10am start, 14 miles

As always, please do bring a copy of the route with you. We launch from the Rose and Crown at the times stated above.

Velos Rides for Sunday 10th December 2017

The weather forecast is for snow, which is a bit sub-optimal when riding on the road bike, so this week we have a single mountain bike ride leaving from the Rose and Crown at 10am. Dave “Ain’t no mountain high enough” Howe has kindly put a route together for us.

10am start, Off-road ride in the snow / sleet

Last call for our Christmas party this Friday. If you fancy being fed, please see Sally, Sarah or Elke.

Velos rides for Sunday November 26th 2017

Three rides to choose form this week, all of them crafted by Dave “The Hill” Howe.

9am start, 57 miles

10am start, 41 miles

10am start, 23 miles

As always, we depart from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe at the time stated above. Please do bring a copy of your chosen route with you.

A reminder that the Velos Christmas Party will be at The Rose and Crown on Friday 15th December at 8pm.
Please note it will be in the back room of the pub, so there will be limited seating.
It’s a hot, fork buffet with a choice of main courses; Mushroom Cobbler, Beef Bouguignon, Fish Curry & Chicken in cream and tarragon sauce. Served with rice, potatoes , ratatouille and bread rolls. Dessert includes cheese and biscuits, fruit and cheesecake.
£15 per person, partners welcome.
Sarah Hawken, Sally Beezer and Elke Hegarty will be collecting bookings and money.
When you book/pay please advise of any dietary requirements so these can be catered for.
Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Hope to see you there.

Velos rides for Sunday November 19th 2017

Sunday Rides

This week’s rides.

9am start, 50 miles

10am start, 33 miles

10am start, 23 miles

Christmas Do

This year, the Ivinghoe Velos Christmas Meal 2017 will be at The Rose and Crown on Friday 15th December at 8pm.
Please note it will be in the back room of the pub, so there will be limited seating.
It’s a hot, fork buffet with a choice of main courses; Mushroom Cobbler, Beef Bouguignon, Fish Curry & Chicken in cream and tarragon sauce. Served with rice, potatoes , ratatouille and bread rolls. Dessert includes cheese and biscuits, fruit and cheesecake.
£15 per person, partners welcome.
Sarah Hawken, Sally Beezer and Elke Hegarty will be collecting bookings and money.
When you book/pay please advise of any dietary requirements so these can be catered for.
Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Hope to see you there.