As our very own John Hegarty nurses a double break to his collar bone, yes you were going to fast, it falls to us to keep the spirit of the Vinghoe Velos going as Hegs designs himself a single handed road bike or masters the skills of one handed child care, whilst Mrs Hegs rides :-)!
Andy Beezer has kindly offered to lead a 53 mile ride starting from the Rose and Crown at 0900 tomorrow morning
Whilst there will be the usual ride leaving the Rose and Crown at 1000 this one being a not too hilly 30 mile route. This ride being paced at between 13-15mph average speed
..is away… again. And so, intrepid tea riders, it is up to you to maintain standards and ensure that the Tea Ride goes forth regardless!
Despite the absence of our fearless leader, 10am, Saturday, the Rose & Crown. The ride must go on!
Ride & Stride
Or as it is more commonly known in Velos circles (pun intended), the Churches Ride, will take place on Saturday 14th September. We will be putting together a proposed route to encompass as many of the participating churches as possible and a sponsorship page for you collected pennies & donations which, this year, will go to St Mary’s Church, Ivinghoe. Details will be posted very soon……
We have an evening ride planned by Mr Howe for Tuesday 20th. The meeting point is Pitstone Village Roundabout and the meeting time is 7pm. If you don’t fancy the full 23 miles, there is an opportunity to take a cheeky short cut at Dagnall. Lights are advised if you plan to rehydrate at the Rose and Crown afterwards.
First up, we have a recommendation. If you fancy having a chance at riding the London 100 in 2014, the ballot has opened and is filling up fast. 60,000 have registered already and they will close it at 80,000 so if you want to give it a go, have a look at their registration page.
Early Start : The Benson Finger
For our 8am ride we are revisiting a great route planned by Mr Beezer earlier this year. It starts out pretty lumpy but we are rewarded with a fantastic downhill run and some lovely villages to amble through. The 2nd half is pretty flat so we plan to ride as a group. There is a shop at the half way point for us to refuel.
Mr Bembridge has kindly contributed a ride for this weeks ‘normal start time’ ride. Unfortunately he can’t lead it out so Sarah has volunteered to head up a steady paced group. As is the norm, we gather from 9:45am at the Rose and Crown Ivinghoe with a view to depart at 10am.
Rose and Crown, Ivinghoe.
Charity Cycle Ride
Sunday 11th August 2013.
Raising funds for Cancer UK
This will be the main Velos ride this Sunday, so it would be great to see a good turn out to support this worthy cause. PLEASE NOTE START TIMES FOR THE RIDE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN. The format is simple- you pay £15 to enter, no sponsorship money to collect, and the Rose and Crown provide a BBQ afterwards. We need people to sign up if they are interested so that the Rose and Crown know how many to cater for. There are three different routes offered- 10 miles, 25 miles both 1:30 start times, and 56 miles11 am start. At the moment there are about 25-30 riders signed up, so get your places booked.