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Velos Rides for Sunday 1st December 2019

Sunday rides

Looks like it will be dry and a little chilly for our Sunday excursions so we might need an extra layer or two.

9am start, 55 miles

10am start, 41 miles

10am start, 23 miles

As always, please bring a copy of your chosen route with you either electronically on your GPS gadget, or go old school using the analogue method : a bit of paper. We depart from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe at the times stated above.

Xmas drinks

This year our Xmas drinks will be on Friday the 13th at the Rose and Crown. It will be a chance to see if you can recognise your fellow rider with their clothes on. Additionally, and depending on how the General Election in the 12th goes, you may be drowning your sorrows or celebrating the success of your chosen party.

Velos Rides for Sunday 17th November 2019

This Sunday

Looks like it will be dry for our rides tomorrow but with a little bit of a chill in the air.

9am ride, 52 miles

10am ride, 37 miles

10am ride, 26 miles

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

Next Sunday

We have something very different planned for next Sunday as an option. The bearded one of the Two Daves has plotted a FAB route that takes in as many hills around Berko as possible. It will be 43 miles long and includes a whopping 3,650 feet of climb. Fear not though, there is no time limit so sprinting uphill is not needed. More details will follow in next week’s post.

Dave’s Berko Hills route for Next Sunday

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.