Monthly Archives: February 2013

Velos Ride for Sunday 24th February 2013

If you were one of the 22 people who joined us for the ride last Sunday I think you will agree that it was one of our best rides. The weather was fantastic for the time of year and the lead-out by Mr Howe worked really well.

While the weather might not be as favourable this week, we do hope to keep the momentum going and appoint a leader for the main “13 mph average” group on the day (it should be Hegs so long as the manflu doesn’t get any worse).

The route is a modified one from a few weeks back. The change was just to keep it around the 25 miles mark. As usual, we meet from 9:45am outside the Rose and Crown, Ivinghoe and plan to start just after 10am.

The Route

Saturday 10am Tea Ride

10 am outside the Rose and Crown for gentle paced cycling. New riders always welcome. We cycle to a tea room for refreshments, and then back to the pub for further refreshment. Looks chilly tomorrow, so don’t forget your gloves!

Next weekend some Velos are planning an overnight trip to Wallingford. If you are interested, details can be found here:

It’s not too late to sign up.

Velos Ride for Sunday 17th February 2013

After last week’s rain, sleet and freezing temperatures, we look forward to much better conditions for our Sunday ride. In fact, Mr Sun looks to have his hat on and is threatening to come out to play.

Dave “Don’t mention the hills” Howe has kindly sent in a new ride this week. He will be leading the main group which will be averaging around 13 mph and will remain as a group for the duration of the ride.

Those wishing to cycle faster or slower are most welcome to ride with us too, but there may not be a nominated guide/fix-it bod for either of those groups.

Tomorrow’s entertainment looks like this.

Mudguards- be kind to your bicycle and your fellow riders.

Take a look at most cycling club guidelines, and you will find that not riding with mudguards is considered quite antisocial. Indeed, many clubs will not let you ride in winter without them. The mudguards below are fairly cheap and designed for road bikes. They can be fitted in about 30 minutes, and are easy to remove. There is a very good video on how to fit them too. No excuses.

Velos Ride for Sunday 3rd February 2013

Road Blocked by Flood
Road Blocked by Flood

Jayne and Stuart are organising a cycle trip to Wallingford on the 2nd March. We have full details on the Wallingford trip page including a form that you can fill in if you want to get in contact with Jayne about joining them.

We now have a page on the website listing any Sportives that people have expressed an interest in. Worth a look if you are thinking about entering one. Please do let us know if you have signed up then we can let others know that they won’t be alone in their quest for big miles !

Another new page is all about the Normandy trip planned for later this year. We will be updating this page soon with more details but, in the mean time, you can use the form on the page to register your interest.

And so, on to tomorrow’s ride. Hopefully the standing water should have drained away a bit so we don’t have a repeat of last week where our route was blocked by a flood at Marsh !

This is the route.

(S)no more snow…?

Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not,
Whether the weather be cold,
Or whether the weather be hot,
We’ll weather the weather
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not!

So, Saturday, 10am outside the Rose & Crown please.  The hunt for cake must go on!!