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Velos Rides for Sunday 29th September 2019

Mr Bembridge has put forward the following in an attempt to assure new riders that they won’t get left behind, whilst keeping us to sensible sized collections of cyclists. The idea is that, at the start of the ride, we will divide into two groups. The ‘A’ group will aim to ride at an average of 16-19mph, depending on the terrain. The ‘B’ group will ride no faster than an average of 15mph. Each group will keep together unless agreed by the members of that group (e.g. for things like mechanicals or where one rider needs to go off faster to make a deadline).

All groups will depart from the Rose and Crown, Ivinghoe at the times stated below.

9am ride, 53 miles

10am ride, 38 miles

10am ride, 20 miles

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

Velos Rides for Sunday 22nd September 2019

Unfortunately due to the wet weather forecast, we are postponing our planned trip to the Isle of Wight. Still, a bit of wet shouldn’t stop our local rides for this Sunday.

9am start. 53 miles around Aylesbury

10am ride, 40 miles around Leighton Buzzard

10am ride, 19 miles

Please bring a copy of your chosen route with you. We meet at the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe at the times stated above. Please help us keep to our “no rider gets left behind” by regularly checking over your shoulder and by shouting “easy up” if the rider behind you loses contact.

Velos rides for Sunday 8th September 2019

Many thanks to Dave Howe who did such a fab job of posting the rides over the last few weeks. Here are the rides for this Sunday.

9am start. 53 miles around Aylesbury

10am ride, 40 miles around Leighton Buzzard

10am ride, 19 miles

Please bring a copy of your chosen route with you. We meet at the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe at the times stated above. Please help us keep to our “no rider gets left behind” by regularly checking over your shoulder and by shouting “easy up” if the rider behind you loses contact.

As a reminder, a number of us are looking forward to circumnavigating the Isle of Wight on 22nd September, a hilly 68 mile ride. This is planned to be ridden as a group with a ball-park figure of 15mph average. To be flexible (if the weather is inclement) we won’t be booking ahead but we aim to be on a 9.15am ferry from Portsmouth. More details next week.

We will be opening the next kit order in a week or so – please start planning what Winter kit you would like. Details to follow.

Velos rides for Sunday 28th July 2019

Apologies for the late posting of the ride last week – I had an technical issue between brain and mouse resulting in “Preview” being hit rather than “Publish”. Hopefully this one will get to you before sundown.

9am start, 52 miles

10am start, 44 miles

10am start, 27 miles

We are always interested in new routes so please do send them in if you have something new for us to try.

We launch from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe at the times stated above.

Velos rides for Sunday 14th July 2019

As posted last week, we have the option of a mountain bike or hybrid away day. Parking at Rickmansworth Aquadrome (free Parking) WD3 1NB, riding to the Jubilee River on the NCN 61. The route is a fairly flat 48 miles with canal tow path being the roughest surface. The route takes in Windsor Castle, Eton College, Dorney Lake, Pinewood Studios, The Fat Duck at Bray and the Springwell Monkey, as well as being vastly traffic free, waterside riding. The start will be at 9:30am from the Aquadrome car park. If you are feeling extra fit, you could of course set off from Ivinghoe at 7am along the canal, meet at Rickmansworth and make it a 100 mile day out!

9:30am start from Rickmansworth on mountain bike or hybrid

The following rides are road rides for anyone who isn’t joining the Rickmansworth ride and they start from the usual Rose & Crown. Please be aware that the numbers may be lower than normal so you will need to bring a copy of your chosen route with you,

9am start, 55 miles

10am start, 40 miles

10am start, 25 miles