Monthly Archives: February 2011

Victims of our Own Success?!

So that’s the question that has been praying on our minds. 

We remain committed to trying to encourage people of all abilities to cycle and also and perhaps most importantly to do so with confidence and respect for other road users (yes even those people in cars!).  We believe cycling should be an inclusive and social activity and that is how we intend to continue to take things forward.

Last week was I believe a great learning for many people and sadly was not as organised or as smooth as we might have wanted and from it we ask:

  • Everyone to take just a little time to study the preplanned route of your choice
  • Start together and stick with the the group you chose to go out with, should you choose to leave the group please advise the nominated group leader
  • As most of us are car drivers too, remember the Velos do not own the road and every effort is made to keep us to ‘b’ roads wherever possible
  • PLEASE try and arrive at the R&C for 0950, we aim to set off at 1000 not meet at 1000

Apologies for the sermon but we are simply picking up on feedback in an effort to maximise everyone’s enjoyment. ALL FEEDBACK desired and welcome

So to this weekend; we will set off from the R&C at 1000 on Sunday and as an experiment the 2 routes will go off and follow completely seperate routes.

LONG ROUTE – 26 miles designed by Dave B but borrowing Dave H’s ‘flat route planning tool’! One for ‘Mountain Goat Beezer’ and ooh think I may have a flattie!

SHORTER ROUTE – 15 miles not designed by Dave B!

Finally as part of our aim to promote cycling please look at this CYCLE CHALLENGE starting next month and yes there are prizes to be had! Anyone wishing to ask questions on this should speak to Sally B

Last piece of feedback was “not enough pictures” to show what we are about, so here we go!  All contributions welcome for future publication

Happy Valentines Day

Share the love with the Vinghoe Velos!

The weather took its toll yesterday but still 7 people braved the wind and rain!

This weekend will see Dave B leading out his saturday ride leaving the R&C at 2pm for an 8 mile jaunt around the local area.

On Sunday, as usual seeting off from the R&C we aim to cover 2 routes and thanks to Andy B for the routes!

LONG ROUTE – 26 miles

SHORTER ROUTE – 16 miles 

Lets hope the weather picks up!

Vinghoe Veloes Valentines Ride

So here we go, not much to report on this week except that the Rugby is kicking off in 20 minutes! So here we go……. meeting as usual on Sunday at 10am at the R&C, bringing a friend (hangover optional)!! we will travel though only 2 counties but pick up some GREAT views!

LONG RIDE – 22 miles

SHORTER RIDE – 15 miles

Bring your rain coats!

Record Breakers!

Its zero degrees its a Sunday in January and we managed to break records……..24 cyclists travelling through 3 counties on 3 different routes…….FANTASTIC!

Yes the Vinghoe Velos story continues to grow!  Watch this space for exciting news about a NATIONAL PRO cycle event passing through the village and girls its time to step up the training, rumour has it the boys will only be able to man the refreshment stop (Jack in drag maybe?!).

2pm today sees many of  us meeting at the Rose and Crown, well sort of, the keen amongst us are going to watch Italy v Ireland in the 6 Nations, to try and recover from the Jaegarmeisters from last night whilst Dave B will be leading out an 8 mile introduction to road cycling ride.

Tomorrows rides for those who are wanting to know where we are going! (Yes there are HILLS this week!)

LONG – 23 Miles

SHORT – 14 Miles