Ivinghoe Velos Rides for Sunday 03/11/2019

This Sunday rides head towards the Bletchley area. Three routes to choose from, 27, 40 or 51 miles. As the road conditions are deteriorating at this time of year a check of your brakes and tires plus the addition of mudguards are recommended. Sunday is predicted to be the better conditions of the weekend. Riding in a supportive group will get you further and riding faster than going solo, so join one of our groups and go well.

Next week we will aim to pause our rides so we can observe remembrance Sunday as a group.

9am longer: https://www.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4976334.html

10am long: https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4976171.html

10am Medium: https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4976170.html

Velos rides for Sunday 27th October

There will be no better place on Sunday morning (unless you are Welsh and like rugby) than the Ivinghoe Velos rides. Three rides to pick from, all heading in the same direction, the weather looks excellent, wall to wall sun with low winds, so a great opportunity to get a decent winter ride in. The 9am ride will give riders the chance to complete 100km while the 10am routes head off in the same direction but follows short cuts. Hopefully the rides will merge at some point!

The 9am route takes us to Christmas Common, a great ride, so if you’ve not done a long ride for a while, give it a go, we will support you round, no one will be left behind, we ride as a group. If you still want to ride the whole route but at a reduced pace why not set off 15 minutes early and we will catch you up! One thing to remember is the clocks change on Saturday night, so get yourself to bed early and join us to start wintertime in style.

9am 59miles: https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4974210.html

10am 45 miles: https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4974364.html

10am 31 miles: https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4974365.html

Velos Rides for Sunday 29th September 2019

Mr Bembridge has put forward the following in an attempt to assure new riders that they won’t get left behind, whilst keeping us to sensible sized collections of cyclists. The idea is that, at the start of the ride, we will divide into two groups. The ‘A’ group will aim to ride at an average of 16-19mph, depending on the terrain. The ‘B’ group will ride no faster than an average of 15mph. Each group will keep together unless agreed by the members of that group (e.g. for things like mechanicals or where one rider needs to go off faster to make a deadline).

All groups will depart from the Rose and Crown, Ivinghoe at the times stated below.

9am ride, 53 miles

10am ride, 38 miles

10am ride, 20 miles

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

Velos Rides for Sunday 22nd September 2019

Unfortunately due to the wet weather forecast, we are postponing our planned trip to the Isle of Wight. Still, a bit of wet shouldn’t stop our local rides for this Sunday.

9am start. 53 miles around Aylesbury

10am ride, 40 miles around Leighton Buzzard

10am ride, 19 miles

Please bring a copy of your chosen route with you. We meet at the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe at the times stated above. Please help us keep to our “no rider gets left behind” by regularly checking over your shoulder and by shouting “easy up” if the rider behind you loses contact.

Velos Rides for Sunday 15th September 2019

The weather looks set fair for a bright day with light winds, so a good day to forget your week day worries and get out and ride! The usual three routes options to choose from this week….

9am 54 miles Little Outing To Little Horwood https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4407626.html

10am 40 miles Kop Hill Classic https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4960089.html

10am 20 miles “easy does it”

Please remember to bring a copy of your chosen route.

Don’t forget next Sunday (22nd September) has the option of a day by the seaside with an outing to the Isle of Wight, we expect to be catching a 9am ferry from Portsmouth and then ride around the island on a 68 mile route with sea views all the way! The pace will be around 15mph, so a chance to take in the views and an ice cream or two!

Velos Rides For Sunday 8th September 2019

This week the 9am longer route is a slight variation on an old favourite to Cranfield university. At 55 miles without many big hills it should bring riders back to the Rose & Crown in good time for refreshments. It uses an underpass to get under the busy A421 with some delightful graffiti to balance the mostly rural feel to the rest of the ride!

Dave B has provided us with a 10am route which he describes as “lumpy and bumpy”, having just conquered Mount Ventoux, I imagine this might be a challenging 36 miles!

Those short of time could dash round the 10am short ride (22 mile)

Which ever ride you decide upon, please bring a map/gps file to remain on course, stay safe and leave no one behind!