Monthly Archives: October 2010

22nd & 23rd October

Good morning all

Looks like winter may finally be on us as we scrape the windscreens first thing in the morning and we look forward to a great range of winter fashion!

Great to see some ‘new’ riders join us last weekend and thanks for the comments posted after Sunday’s ride.

Tuesday night saw Gary trying to out do Andrew & Jose, falling off and 3 punctures all in one ride, not bad!

We have recently been contacted by Leighton Buzzard Cycling Club – they also run a number of rides and for those interested in being challenged by a faster longer route on a Sunday they do the Le Tour De L’Buzzard  (impressed that they think they can start at 0930 and be back by 1030, Mark Cavendish watch out!!!!)

SATURDAY 23rd October

Gary will be heading out at 14:30 from the ‘award winning’ Rose and Crown on a ‘Soft Raod’ (sic.) ride.  This won’t be too challenging but you will need a mountain/hybrid bike!

SUNDAY 24th October

As usual meeting at 10:00 (hangovers optional! 🙂 ) at the R & C to tackle one of two routes

LONG ROUTE – 28 Miles This route is recommended by Dave H who hopefully will be here to show us the way!

SHORT ROUTE – 15 miles

Look forward to seeing you all!!!

Weekend Rides for 16 October 2010

Welcome to this weeks update, apologies for the late posting. Those keen readers amongst you will have seen that I intended to do a soft raod route for Saturday afternoon, however due to a touch of Delhi Belly I have elected to continue with the Sunday rides only. Apologies to those of you looking for a muddy ride out, I will arrange an alternative very soon. So what is happening this weekend?

Well first the good news for those of you that like the gentle Saturday ride out with Dave Bembridge, well it’s that Saturday again. However this week Dave is unavailable, so Sally Beezer will leading this ride. For those of you that have not been out on these rides before, it is a gentle stroll of about 7-8 miles that really does cater for all. Start as usual is 11.30 from outside the Rose and Crown.

And for those of you taking part on Sundays ride, as ever two rides are on offer. For this week we are revisiting two rides undertaken during August. They can be found here:

Short route

Long Route

See you all Sunday 10.00am at the Rose and Crown.

Update on Sam the cycle Mechanic

Following from our earlier post I am pleased to confirm times for these visits, both of which take place in the courtyard garden.

Kids course 10.00am

Adults 12.30am.

Each session lasts around two hours. Food and bar facilities available after each session. I am advised that there are three spaces left on each session, so if you weren’t previously sure and would now like to attend please turn up at the relevent time slot.

This Weekend 9/10 October 2010

More Awards for the Vinghoe Velos

Welcome to this weeks update for the Vinghoe Velos. This weekend we have two events to entertain and delight you. But before I go onto these I’d like to thank those of you who managed to get out with us last weekend in the slightly moist conditions. Luckily for Dave Bembridge, and his river routes, we had the Mclaren pit crew with us, as Jose achieved a world record for punctures on one ride. Roy Cattle and Norris McSquewter shall be updating the Butcombe book of world records. And now onto this weekend:

(1) Sam the Mechanics visit to the R&C on 9th October 2010.

As published recently here the time has now come. Bring out the wrecks, and Raleigh Tomohawks. In  no time at all you’ll have them back in pristine condition for our next concours meeting. I shall check with Dave the times and update later.

(2) Rides for Sunday 10 October 2010.

A choice of three rides are on offer this week. As usual we shall be starting from the Rose and Crown, however we shall be tagging onto a charity ride out of Albury that departs around 10.30 from New ground road. The choice of routes from here cover 8, 16, or 27 miles, and as those of you who have picked up the recent posts will see, cover familiar areas.

There has been a suggestion that due to the expected number of riders we start at an earlier time, however I am concerned that some people may not have picked up on the recent posts, so I would suggest we DEPART AT OUR USUAL TIME OF 10.00AM.

And now to the routes:

Family Route

16 mile route

27 mile route

There is a £3 entry fee for local charities, so I would suggest we do as the Robin Hood ride and make a donation. Weather for this weekend is forecast to be back to our normal conditions, fantastic sunshine. Bring on the sun cream!

And finally some advance warning for Saturday 16th October 2010. I will be unavailable for the Sunday ride that weekend, so for those of you looking for a  bit of “soft roading” I shall taking a group out from about 2.30. This won’t be too challenging but you will need a mountain/hybrid bike. More details to come next week.

See you all over the weekend.


Good afternoon fellow velos and welcome to this weeks pedalathon around the Chiltern Plaines. This weekend our man in the sky has slept all week and I have been unable to arrange our usual summer weather. So for this week I have only planned one route, a sort of in betweeny distance. This should allow us to return back reasonably quickly should things deteriate or if I can wake the old fella up, add a few extra miles should we feel like it. As ever the route is available via the following link. 3 Oct Route. See you all Sunday Morning.

And a further reminder that Dave Bembridge will be doing his short cycle tomorrow morning leaving the R&C at 11.30 am.

Please also remeber that the 10 October 2010 ride will be the charity ride from Aldbury. Full details will be issued early next week.