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Velos rides for Sunday September 3rd 2017

Many of our group will be riding the Soldiers’ Charity Ride this Sunday. Registration is available on the day. Head on over to their website for details.

At 8:00am, Mr Bembridge & Mr Howe will be leading a group from the Rose and Crown over to the start of the Soldiers’ Ride.

If you aren’t joining the Soldiers’ ride then we have the following routes on offer –

9am start, 47 undulating miles

10am start, 32 undulating miles

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

Velos rides for Sunday August 13th 2017

Rides for this Sunday

Three rides for your delectation this week.

9am start, 65 flat miles around Buckingham

10am start, 40 miles with a few lumps in them

10am start, 21 mile ‘hangover special’

As always, PLEASE do bring a copy of your chosen route with you just in case you are at the front !

Many thanks to the Two Daves for their awesome route planning.

Ivinghoe Velos Charity Ride

Sunday 20th August 2017

Three Rides 10, 25 and 55 miles

Start and Finish at the Rose and Crown, Ivinghoe.

Come and join us on our Charity ride and help raise money for The Hospice of St Francis.

There are three different distances to challenge everybody and all start and finish at the Rose and Crown Ivinghoe so you can get a well-earned drink when you have completed your ride. There is a drink station for both the 25 and 55 miles rides halfway round.

Rather than ask you for an entry fee or sponsorship we would like you to pay a donation to the charity page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hospiceofstfrancisberkhamsted

Start times and routes.

55 mile Start 9.00am
Route map.
https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3886279.html

25 mile Start 10.30 am
Route map
https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_2956664.html

10 mile Start 11.00 am
Route Map
https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_2956674.html

Velos rides for Sunday August 6th 2017

Sunday Rides

A special ride headlines this week – The Benson Finger. By far our most popular ride, it starts out lumpy but the effort is very much rewarded with some beautiful scenery as we cycle through the villages around Benson.

8am start, 72 miles of The Benson Finger
Please note : There will be two distinct groups for this adventure. Dave Howe will lead a faster paced team while Elke Hegarty (on her birthday!) will ride with a more sensible paced “no-one gets left behind” group. This gives us groups that will suit anyone who fancies giving this a try. Don’t be put off by the mileage – the drag back is flat and we always have a tail wind.

10am start, 40 miles

10am start, 23 miles

Ivinghoe Velos Charity Ride

Sunday 20th August 2017

Three Rides 10, 25 and 55 miles

Start and Finish at the Rose and Crown, Ivinghoe

Come and join us on our Charity ride and help raise money for The Hospice of St Francis.

There are three different distances to challenge everybody and all start and finish at the Rose and Crown Ivinghoe so you can get a well-earned drink when you have completed your ride. There is a drink station for both the 25 and 55 miles rides halfway round.

Rather than ask you for an entry fee or sponsorship we would like you to pay a donation to the charity page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hospiceofstfrancisberkhamsted

Start times and routes.

55 mile Start 9.00am
Route map.
https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3886279.html

25 mile Start 10.30 am
Route map
https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_2956664.html

10 mile Start 11.00 am
Route Map
https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_2956674.html

Velos rides for Sunday July 30th 2017

Our birthday ride last week had a great turnout and thankfully we (mostly) avoided the rain showers. Ian won the award for the heaviest original style bike.

Three rides on offer for Sunday.

9am start, 50 miles – Wardrobe Way

10am start, 39 miles

10am start, 20 miles

As always, we depart from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe at the times stated above. Please bring a copy of your chosen route with you.

 

Velos rides for Sunday July 23rd 2017

So when does this pub open?

It’s Our Birthday !

This Sunday is the 7th anniversary of the very first ride of the Vinghoe Velos (as we were called then). In celebration, our resident “long ride” routemaster, Mr Dave Howe has proposed that we relive those heady days of 2010 by riding the very same route. To make things a bit more interesting (and because the pub doesn’t open till noon), the 9am ride will do at least two laps of the route.

Those members who really, really want to make this ‘just like the 1st time’ are encouraged to perform the ride on the same bike as they rode their 1st Ivinghoe Velos outing (or at least, the closest type and weight of bike they current own). There will be extra kudos points awarded to the person who rides the heaviest bike.

Our plan is to arrive back at the Rose and Crown sometime between 12 and 1pm for a photo opportunity. It would be fantastic if everyone who owns a bit of club kit wears it for the ride. It doesn’t matter which if the two generations of club top is worn, the important thing is that we look at least like some of us belong together.

9am & 10am route, 24 miles

10am Short, flat ride 15 miles

Ivinghoe Velos Charity Ride

Sunday 20th August 2017

Three Rides 10, 25 and 55 miles

Start and Finish at the Rose and Crown, Ivinghoe

Come and join us on our Charity ride and help raise money for The Hospice of St Francis.

There are three different distances to challenge everybody and all start and finish at the Rose and Crown Ivinghoe so you can get a well-earned drink when you have completed your ride. There is a drink station for both the 25 and 55 miles rides halfway round.

Rather than ask you for an entry fee or sponsorship we would like you to pay a donation to the charity page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hospiceofstfrancisberkhamsted

Start times and routes.

55 mile Start 9.00am
Route map.
https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3886279.html

25 mile Start 10.30 am
Route map
https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_2956664.html

10 mile Start 11.00 am
Route Map
https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_2956674.html

 

What no fascinators?!
55ers at the start (Alan and Graham where are you?!)