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Velos rides for Sunday 14th October 2018

Doing it for Dan

We’ve had a good few sign-ups for the 24 hour,  relay ride in support of 11 year old, Dan and his family. There are still plenty of free slots though so please join us, be part of something special and help a local family through a really tough time.

The event starts at 1pm on Saturday 27th and will finish at noon on Sunday 28th. Entry is easy – start by adding your name to this list here – Doing it For Dan Spreadsheet of Supporters

For more info about Dan and the events being run to raise money for this cause, have a look at the Doing it for Dan Facebook page.

Sunday Rides

It looks to be a bit of a washout tomorrow but, just in case the weather gods change their minds, here are a couple of rides.

10am start, 42 lumpy miles

10am start, 21 miles


Velos rides for Sunday 7th October 2018

24 Hour Ride for Dan

Some of you may be aware of a young, local chap named Dan who recently was diagnosed with stage 4 Burkitt’s Lymphoma – a horrible form of cancer that has already manifested itself as a sizeable tumour on his spine. He is likely to be in hospital for the next 6 months whist he undergoes chemotherapy. This is putting a considerable strain on his family.

A number of people from the local villages have started a Just Giving page and put some events on to raise some money to help Dan and his family. We thought it would be great if the Ivinghoe Velos (and friends) could do something to help. So we have put together a challenge – for us to do a 24 hour relay ride ! The idea is that on the hour, we start a nominated Prime Rider who cycles a 15 mile circuit starting from Cheddington. They complete their loop within the hour and had over the baton to the next rider and so on till we have completed 360 miles. If we get enough people, no one will have to ride more than 15 miles, but we know there will be those of you that want to do more, so we will also encourage Support Riders who can ride any of the circuits accompanying the prime rider.

This event will start at 1pm on Saturday 27th October and complete at midday on Sunday 27th October (the clocks will be going back so the timing is a bit odd). If you are interested – or would like more info about the cause, please head on over to this online form (which also has links to the Just Giving and Facebook pages) and put your name down for the hour that you would like to ride. If you would like to talk to someone in person about this, please have a word with John or Elke Hegarty. Details like the route etc will follow on soon.

Sunday Rides

Three on offer this week.

9am start, 54 miles

10am start, 41 miles

10am start, 21 miles

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

Velos rides for Sunday 16th September 2018

Our rides this week will ride by Musette, a new cycling themed cafe in Aldbury. Stopping here is optional, but it would be nice to give our support to a local business just starting out especially if we are all wearing our Velos kit.

9am start, 50 miles

10am start, 36 miles

10am start, 20 miles

We would like to remind everyone that our motto is “no one gets left behind”. If you are riding in a group, please keep tabs on the rider behind you. If they start to drop off the back, give a shout to those in front of you to easy up a bit for them to get back on. If there is a natural split in the group in terms of the pace that you want to go at, discuss it with your fellow riders and make sure everyone is aware of the decision to split.

Many thanks to Dave B and Dave H for planning the routes this week.

Velos Rides for Sunday 5th August 2018

Sincere apologies for the late posting this week. We have experienced the “perfect storm” of an admin hiccup combined with Mapometer mysteriously disappearing off the internet taking all of our back catalogue of route with it !

8am start, 74 mile trip to Oxford 

10am start, 41 miles

10am start, 26 miles

Services will be vastly improved next week as Mr Beezer takes over the summer season of putting out the weekly rides.

Velos Rides for Sunday 22nd July 2018

Three rides on offer again this week, with the early one not starting from our usual spot.

9am start @ Gawcott Village Hall MK18 4JD – 50 mile ride
This route, planned by Dave Howe, offers us the opportunity to try out some new roads. It is about 36 minutes from Ivinghoe so probably best to leave home at 8am to ensure there is enough ‘faff’ time. Pace will be 15-16 mph. If you are stuck for a lift or you plan to cycle there, head on over to our Facebook group for some more info.

10am start, 36 miles 

10am start, 23 miles

Both of the 10am rides depart from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe. Please bring a copy of your chosen route with you.