This Sunday a local sportive “the tour de vale” takes place from Stoke Mandaville, if velos are thinking of riding, please share on social media so a group can form. The route looks good, riding slightly further west that we usually reach https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1574443
On Sunday we will have our usual three ride options for you starting from the church in Ivinghoe.
All three routes share some common elements, including tackling Toms Hill to warm riders up for a few climbs on generally quiet Buckinghamshire lanes.
9am 52 miles, 3,000 feet of climbing https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37499569
10am 36 miles, 2,000 feet of climbing https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37499603
10.30am 22 miles, 1,300 feet of climbing https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37499653
We are a group of friends riding bikes, not a cycle club, so it’s a nice idea to look over your shoulder and slow to ensure your group pulls along the slower riders. We suggest routes and enjoy the company of each other while out on our bikes. Those who lead out groups, the route planners and the I.T. gurus in no way make any assurances as to the safety of any rides organised under the Ivinghoe Velos banner. Each participant is wholly responsible for their own safety, road worthiness of their steed, legal requirements to abide by the highway code and any insurances each individual feels are necessary. We can’t guarantee that there will be riders & leaders on all rides but we are lucky enough to have a large following, so generally everyone gets some company out on the road. The route planning does not take into account short term road closures so please expect to need a degree of flexibility when out on our rides.