Three rides on offer this week.
As always, please bring a copy of your chosen route with you.
Our rides this week will ride by Musette, a new cycling themed cafe in Aldbury. Stopping here is optional, but it would be nice to give our support to a local business just starting out especially if we are all wearing our Velos kit.
We would like to remind everyone that our motto is “no one gets left behind”. If you are riding in a group, please keep tabs on the rider behind you. If they start to drop off the back, give a shout to those in front of you to easy up a bit for them to get back on. If there is a natural split in the group in terms of the pace that you want to go at, discuss it with your fellow riders and make sure everyone is aware of the decision to split.
Many thanks to Dave B and Dave H for planning the routes this week.
For those of you doing the Soldiers Ride tomorrow there is a group meeting at 8am at the pub to ride over together.
For those who are not…
9am Flattish 50:
10am: Lumpy and bumpy 38 miles:
10am 29 steady miles:
Weather looks good – warm with a light breeze. Don’t forget to bring your chosen route with you and meet at the Rose & crown Ivinghoe.
It’s hard to say exactly what the weather has in store for us tomorrow but it at least looks like it will start off dry. Meet at the Rose & Crown Ivinghoe, bring a rain jacket and a copy of your chosen route.
10am rides courtesy of Mr Bembridge:
Lumpy and bumpy 38 miles:
or 29 steady miles…
9am ride, 47 miles:
This one doesn’t range too far from home in case it tips it down and we want to cut it short…
The weather forecast is overcast but dry for tomorrow with a breeze from the south west. Don’t forget to bring a copy of your chosen route with you to the Rose & Crown, Ivinghoe.
The 9am rides explore the Chiltern lanes and hills around Great Hampden and Radnage before returning on the flat via the Icknield Way.
9am ride option 1: 50 miles: The Stokenchurch Thumb:
Those wanting a longer ride (currently 3 of us) can peel off towards Christmas Common just after Stokenchurch and do the Benson Finger with a lunch stop at the Waterside Cafe at Benson Marina.
9am ride option 2: 70 miles: The Benson Finger
Both rides stay together until Stokenchurch.
The 10am rides are supplied courtesy of Mr Bembridge:
It could be quite wet tomorrow morning (according to the BBC) so if you do come out don’t forget a rain jacket. Sadly I can’t join you for this event since quite frankly I had my fill of rain on Friday.
This goes very close to the Green Dragon Eco Farm Cafe at Hogshaw (zoom into the map a little), so if you need a warming cuppa then you could always call in.
10am rides (courtesy of Mr Bembridge)…
Sincere apologies for the late posting this week. We have experienced the “perfect storm” of an admin hiccup combined with Mapometer mysteriously disappearing off the internet taking all of our back catalogue of route with it !
Services will be vastly improved next week as Mr Beezer takes over the summer season of putting out the weekly rides.
Three rides on offer again this week, with the early one not starting from our usual spot.
9am start @ Gawcott Village Hall MK18 4JD – 50 mile ride
This route, planned by Dave Howe, offers us the opportunity to try out some new roads. It is about 36 minutes from Ivinghoe so probably best to leave home at 8am to ensure there is enough ‘faff’ time. Pace will be 15-16 mph. If you are stuck for a lift or you plan to cycle there, head on over to our Facebook group for some more info.
Both of the 10am rides depart from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe. Please bring a copy of your chosen route with you.