Monthly Archives: September 2013

Saturday 10 am Tea Ride

The weather looks good for the end of September, so get your bike out and join us for a gentle bike ride out for tea and cake, then back to the Rose and Crown for more tea and cake- or beer. Meet at the pub at 10 am, hope to be back between 12-12.30.

See you there
Sally

Velos Ride for Sunday 22nd September 2013

Despite a miserable week of weather, the forecast for tomorrow is excellent which bodes well for this our ride. The plan is to head towards Whitchurch via Soulbury using one of Mr Bembridge’s routes. We gather at the Rose & Crown from 9:45am with a view to departing at 10am. There isn’t a a designated lead rider as yet so we will sort something in the morning including any grouping to suit riders’ preferred pace.

10am Ride

This maybe a long way off, but if you are thinking of going to the London Bike Show in February 2014, there is an offer on at the moment to get tickets at 50% off. The code to use is LBS200 but act fast as it expires at the end of this month.

Lastly, we are in the process of knocking up an online survey to get an idea of what people like and don’t like. If you have a particular question you think should be in the survey, please use the contact us form and let us know your thoughts.

Once Again…

… the Cat’s away,
So I shall do the post today.
Whilst I shan’t be out to play,
I’m sure you’ll have fun anyway!

The Rose & Crown you need to be
By 10am and you will see
A friend, a bike, or 2 or three
Just make sure that you stop for tea!

Velos Ride for Sunday 15th September 2013

Sunday Ride

Whilst a few of our group are either broken, on another local ride or enjoying the French countryside this weekend, there are still plenty of us left to enjoy what is forecast to be a dry Sunday morning. Mr Bembridge has once again sent in a route for us to enjoy. We gather at the Rose & Crown from 9:45am with a planned departure of 10am.

10am Bembridge Route

Free Breakfast

If you don’t fancy our ride we have news of a great alternative thing to do on your bike. The Cycle Chilterns team are organising a Free Breakfast for the first 300 cyclists who visit the Chilterns Countryside Festival at Ashridge tomorrow morning. Full details can be found on their website.

Velos on Tour

In addition to the Normandy Invasion that launched earlier this week, there are a couple of other Velos on Tour this weekend. If you would like to find out more, have a look at their blogs : Tour of Corsica and John O’Groats to Lands End

 MK Dons Family Day

On Saturday the 19th October the MK Dons have a Family Fun Day at StadiumMK for their League One match against Rotherham. They have a great deal on the gate where all under 18s are just £1 (adults £10). More details on our Events Page.

 Churches Ride

Well done to the Tea Ride today who did a whistle stop tour of the local Churches. Many thanks to Angela for leading the ride.

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Head ’em up! Move ’em out!

So, the Normandy Invasion has commenced with our band of explorers leaving sort of bright and sort of early this morning. We have evidence that they made it as far as P&O check-in. Thereafter… anyone’s guess. Our first guess? The Bar.

For those staying in sunny Blighty this weekend, we have the all important Tea Ride Churches Ride. The fabulous Angela will be “in charge”, leading the way, keeping an eye on things and potentially offering some useful/important bits of local info along the way. (Another key factor on a Tea Ride.)  She will also gladly collect any sponsorship/donation money for the Historic Churches – specifically this year, we are supporting St Mary’s, Ivinghoe.

We have a 16 mile route planned – with only one upward slope – and several tea and cake stops at the churches taking part along the way.

The planned route is:- Vinghoe Velos Ride & Stride 2013

The ride will leave the Rose & Crown at 10am as usual. Including the stops and allowing for Tea Ride protocol of looking after everyone and keeping the ride together, it is anticipate that the ride will be back at the Rose and Crown by 1pm.

Better Late than Never – Deja Vue

A lot of connotations to the title of the post….

“Better late than never” could it be that I have just remembered to put a post out or that Rod Mordey has just joined our mailing list?

“Deja Vue” could it  be that we have all fallen off trying to ‘clip in’ or that the ride that Dave Bembridge has kindly offered for tomorrow resembles last weeks?

So here you go 33 miles of ‘flat’ pleasure leaving the Rose and Crown, as usual at 10am in the morning, thanks Dave!

Have fun and finally “RULE BRITANNIA!”

A Little Normality

Well as close as we’re going to get anyway!

The children are all back at school…. there’s a few rain showers…. and the Tea Ride will be leaving the Rose and Crown, Ivinghoe at 10am on Saturday morning.

Heads Up!

As well as reminding everyone to keep looking around them whilst they’re cycling, a little advance warning that the Tea Ride next Saturday 14th September will a little different.

Following it’s success last year, the Tea Ride will be taking part in the Historic Churches Ride & Stride event – walking or cycling to raise funds for Beds & Herts Historic Churches. It might be sponsorship; it might be a personal donation – every little helps!

We are using our Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/VinghoeVelos to collect sponsorship money & donations.

We have a 16 mile route planned – with only one upward slope – and several tea and cake stops at the churches taking part along the way.

The planned route is:- Vinghoe Velos Ride & Stride 2013

The ride will leave the Rose & Crown at 10am as usual. Including the stops and allowing for Tea Ride protocol of looking after everyone and keeping the ride together, it is anticipate that the ride will be back at the Rose and Crown by 1pm.