1 Year On with the Vinghoe Velos!

It is a year ago that 3 finely honed athletes and supreme cyclists met over a number of pints of our favourite beverages in the Rose and Crown and discussed their shared passions of drinking, camaraderie and cycling (in that order!).  “What to do?” we thought, “let’s set up a cycling group maybe we could find upto 6 other people who shared our passion?”  And so the Vinghoe Velos was born (thanks to some vandal who had thought it would be a wheeze to take the “I” off the village name as you entered from Pitstone………. thanks chap!)

The first meeting of the Velos took place in the Rose and Crown on 13th July where we were slightly taken aback by the number of people who arrived to express an interest (whilst we watched our local landlord and fellow Velo rub his hands in glee, ready to count the pennies!!)

The Inaugural ride took place on 25th July when a massive 7 people turned out, was this ever going to take off?  Nearly one year on 30 riders on a Sunday is not unheard of and every other Saturday Dave and or Sally lead a beginners ride out also!

So what now?

July 10th will be our first Birthday ride as usual leaving the R&C at 10:00am after which we are planning some celebrations, please put the date in your diary and think about ‘blocking off’ the afternoon (it may even be a good idea to take a days holiday on the Monday 😉

We are also delighted to launch, in celebration of our 1st Birthday, the official Vinghoe Velos Cycling Jersey.

With a couple of minor tweaks required 

Price for this item will not exceed £38 and will depend on the numbers required (we do need a minimum order of 10!)

The Jersey has a ‘concealed 3/4’ zip and 3 rear pockets the middle one of which is zipped

Sizing charts can be found on the links below





If you are worried about the size you require it is possible to ‘purchase’ a stock item shirt direct from the manufacturer and then return for refund once tried on for refund as long as it is returned in its original condition.  The links for this are below:


Orders to Andrew Hetherington @ 17 Wellcroft, Ivinghoe, LU7 9EF no later than Sunday 12 June.  Detail required:

  • Name
  • Mobile phone number (in case of query)
  • Cheque to the value of £38 per jersey made out to “J&A Consultants (Ivinghoe) Ltd”.  Any refunds will be dealt with once the order has been placed
  • Size required and whether Ladies or Gents

All being well the Jerseys will be with us for our Birthday party!

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