Velos Rides for Sunday 30th June 2013

Velos Ride

Given the lovely weather, this week’s route takes us to Winslow covering around 35 miles. Pete Thompson has kindly agreed to lead the ride. We meet as usual from 9:45am at the Rose & Crown, Ivinghoe.

The Velos Sunday ride to Winslow.

“Ride to the Horns” – The Slapton Wheeler

Some of our group have entered one of the three Slapton Wheeler sportive rides this Sunday. If you have signed up and would like to ride over to the start with you fellow Vinghoe Velo, there are the times we suggest to depart from the R&C –

101 mile route : 7:30am
54 mile route : 8:30am
26mile route : 9:30am

If you haven’t yet signed up for the Wheeler, they will accept entries on the day so why not take advantage of the super weather and push yourself a bit further than normal.

Rod Mordey

As many of you will know Rod Mordey, along with some of his work pals, are heading off on an enormous challenge this weekend. They are riding from Aberdeen to Southampton over 7 days – that’s 750 miles ! It’s all to raise money for some fantastic causes –

  • Whizz Kids try to give disabled children the chance of a more independent life through the provision of mobility equipment, training and advice.
  • Marie Curie Cancer Care provide nursing care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses.
  • The Elifar (Every Life Is For A Reason) Foundation help improve the quality of life of disabled children and adults by providing grants for specialised equipment and respite.

You can follow their progress on their blog or on Facebook – .

If you would like to sponsor them, this is the link to their Virgin Money Giving page .

We wish Rod and his friend the best of luck with hopefully tail winds the whole way.


In other news, our much loved shirt sponsor and specialists in re-hydration sports drinks, The Rose & Crown, are running the Bar at a great event on the 14th July run by Marsworth Preschool. More details can be found in here – Marsfest

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