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.
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.
Please bring a copy of your chosen route with you, be that on your GPS device, or in the more traditional way of printed on a bit of paper. We depart from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe at the times stated above.
Alternatively, and if you fancy maximising your time in the sun, head on over to the Ivinghoe Velos Rear Hub to find out about the Dave Bembridge Canal Tow Path ride which starts early on Sunday morning.
It’s that time of the week again. The sun is shining so put on your shorts (a respectable amount of coverage is requested please – hot pants may cause chafing or offence – or both!) and get on your bike.
The Tea Ride is off to Berkhamsted – the Court House or Wetherspoons to be voted on departure. Out via Castlemead, Northfield Road, Aldbury, Trooper Road, through Dudswell, Bridgewater Road to Berko station and coming back, along the canal for that wish or via Dudswell, Albury & Pitstone Hill.
As usual, we assemble at the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe and depart at the times stated above.
Below are details of the Mr Dave Bembridge’s Canal Ride on Sunday 18th June. Please talk to Dave if you need any more details.
We are planning to catch the 8.35 am from Tring Station to Euston. Short ride to Paddington Basin. Various stopping points along the way but there is a small cafe about halfway by Rickmansworth lock which does a Bacon Sandwich or Cheesey Chips. We will of course be stopping at the Rising Sun in Berkhamsted as it would be very rude not too.
On a serious note if there is a large group on the train we need to make sure we split up along the carriages and maybe more than one group on the tow path.
Final stop is of course the Rose and Crown.
Route will follow shortly but if you have water on one side of you there’s a good chance your going the right way. Just follow the tide.
So tomorrow, the Tea Ride is going to swing it’s way around Tring…. Through Castlemead, Marshcroft Lane, Tring crossroads, Tring Triangle, past the Cemetery, through the village with the farm where sledges were used instead of carts (Local Historical Fact. This is because it’s on the side of a hill and carts didn’t work well) and to Buckland Church for Bacon Butties. Coming home, we will Womble through Wilstone, Leg it along Lukes Lane and mooch our way back through Marsworth.