Monthly Archives: January 2015

A bit of the white stuff …

The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow,
And what will the poor cyclist do then, poor thing?Bertie Bassett's Birthday Bash
He’ll jump on his bike and keep himself warm ….
and hunt out tea and cake of course!

As usual, 10am at the Rose and Crown, Ivinghoe.  (We recommend an extra pair of socks or two and something to keep your ears warm!)

If there’s a covering of snow, we have a lovely route taking in some easy tracks and very little time on the roads.  We will however, see what the morning has in store for us!

(And if it’s your birthday coming up – let us know and we will give you the Tea Ride Birthday Treatment!)

Bertie Bassett’s Birthday Bike Bash

It’s that time of year again – Our  beloved Bertie Bassett (founder of the SSSTSR – Slightly Slower Stick Together Sunday Ride) a.k.a. Mr Barratt, is having another birthday.

At his request, we are heading off to Bluebells in Marsworth for coffee, cake and candles.

As ever, 10am departure from the Rose & Crown.  Wrap up warm – it’s gonna be chilly!!

‘Tis the Season…

for wrapping up warm…

for drinking tea & eating cake….

And celebrating birthdays!

This Saturday it’s the celebration of Lady Jenny of Ivinghoe who has chosen Wing Church as the Destination of the Day.  For those not wanting to brave the cold on two wheels and would like to join us there, we expect to arrive shortly after 11am.   Tea, cake and quick sprint back to the pub.

As ever, meet at the Rose and Crown for a 10am departure.

Velos Rides for Sunday 11th January 2015

Once again Mr Dave “Pancake Flat” Bembridge has supplied us with another couple of routes for this week’s adventure on two wheels. The weather forecast is suggesting that the gale force winds of Saturday are slowing down from 50mph to a far more manageable 30mph on Sunday. This means that there is far less danger of us breaking any speed limits as we are blown back home on the 2nd half of these rides.

10am start, 21 mile shorter route

10am start, 36 mile longer route

Sunday is special day for a special lady and the Velos all wish Mary a very happy birthday.  The Birthday Tea Ride on Four Wheels to The Stag at Mentmore proved very successful!   We also wish Cornish Will all the very best in getting back on his feet (& soon wheels!) after his hip operation.

It’s all about Mary….

Hopefully the weather is going to sort itself out and be on our side tomorrow (although it’s definitely looking somewhat dodgy!). This weekend it’s all about the Queen of Tea, Mary.

In honour of Her Ladyship’s Big Day, we have a special outing planned.

For those willing to brave, on two wheels, what currently looks like howling gales, the ride will depart the Rose & Crown at 10am as usual. Traversing our beautiful countryside for approximately an hour, with arrival at The Stag in Mentmore expected around 11am, tea and cakes have been arranged.

Those either, not so brave, or feeling under the weather and encouraged to venture out on four wheels and meet the valiant ones at The Stag for birthday refreshments from 11am.

It takes more than a bit of “Wet ‘n’ Windy” to stop tea and cake.

Be Brave….

“Be brave. Take risks.  Nothing can substitute experience”.

Or at least that’s what Brazilian lyricist Paulo Coelho says – although we’ve not seen him on the Tea Ride – YET!!

So…. the forecast ‘aint lookin’ too great for tomorrow… Sally might be out but Elke is definitely under the weather 🙁

If you fancy a pootle out in what looks like the damp then the Rose & Crown at 10am is the place to be.  Would suggest if it’s really awful then a scoot around the block and back to Hayley’s at Ivinghoe ….?  If it’s just rather damp then how about a stop in Tring?  The Cog..? Dunsley Farm Shop (next-door to the brewery)…? Or maybe, Bluebells at Marsworth ..?  This week, it’s definitely up to the brave and bold!

Normal service will be resumed next week!