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 2nd September 2018

For those of you doing the Soldiers Ride tomorrow there is a group meeting at 8am at the pub to ride over together.

For those who are not…

9am Flattish 50:

10am: Lumpy and bumpy 38 miles:


10am 29 steady miles:

Weather looks good – warm with a light breeze. Don’t forget to bring your chosen route with you and meet at the Rose & crown Ivinghoe.


Velos Rides for Sunday 26th August 2018

It’s hard to say exactly what the weather has in store for us tomorrow but it at least looks like it will start off dry. Meet at the Rose & Crown Ivinghoe, bring a rain jacket and a copy of your chosen route.

10am rides courtesy of Mr Bembridge:

Lumpy and bumpy 38 miles:

or 29 steady miles…

9am ride, 47 miles:

This one doesn’t range too far from home in case it tips it down and we want to cut it short…






Velos Rides for Sunday 19th August 2018

The weather forecast is overcast but dry for tomorrow with a breeze from the south west. Don’t forget to bring a copy of your chosen route with you to the Rose & Crown, Ivinghoe.

The 9am rides explore the Chiltern lanes and hills around Great Hampden and Radnage before returning on the flat via the Icknield Way.

9am ride option 1: 50 miles: The Stokenchurch Thumb:

Those wanting a longer ride (currently 3 of us) can peel off towards Christmas Common just after Stokenchurch and do the Benson Finger with a lunch stop at the Waterside Cafe at Benson Marina.

9am ride option 2: 70 miles: The Benson Finger

Both rides stay together until Stokenchurch.

The 10am rides are supplied courtesy of Mr Bembridge:

24 miles
40 miles






Velos Rides for Sunday 12th August 2018

It could be quite wet tomorrow morning (according to the BBC) so if you do come out don’t forget a rain jacket. Sadly I can’t join you for this event since quite frankly I had my fill of rain on Friday.

Have fun,


9am ride:

57 miles:

This goes very close to the Green Dragon Eco Farm Cafe at Hogshaw (zoom into the map a little), so if you need a warming cuppa then you could always call in.

10am rides (courtesy of Mr Bembridge)…

23 Miles.

39 miles


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.