Monthly Archives: November 2013

Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas Meal 13th December


Please note we are required to book by no later than 8th December to help the R&C make plans

CC 2011 Holiday Lights display night lo resTo reserve your place at the No.1 Non-Cycling Event for Cyclists in Ivinghoe this Winter, hand over a £5 deposit to a member of the pub staff ASAP. At the same time, please select your selections from their Christmas Menu . The cost for three courses will be £25

‘Break a Leg’

Christmas town

“Big (Castlemead) Dave is about to be one of an amateur dramatic group, putting on a play about an amateur dramatic group, putting on a play called, A Christmas Carol (Scrooge and all), at The Court Theatre, Station Road, Tring, between 4-7th December. All players assume about 6 different characters with varying degrees of success. There is much chaos and a degree of cross dressing (but no lycra!), so if this kind of theatrical pre-pantomime pantomime is your thing (and why would it not be?), we would love you to support our little play in your lovely local venue.  I thank you 

Contact Dave direct to reserve your tickets in person, 07973 411176, or go online at

He’d love to see you at The Court 🙂

As usual we meet at The Rose and Crown tomorrow at 0945 for a 1000 start.  Thank you to the Dave’s (Howe and Bembridge) for rides offered up and another Dave (Mander) for the inspiration for tomorrow’s little 36 mile jaunt around Hemel to places many of us have never ventured.



It’s that time of year again, the roads are dirty and bikes and riders come home covered in muck. Protect yourself, your bike, and most importantly your fellow riders by fitting mudguards. If you enjoy riding in a group it is important to have mudguards.

These are very easy to fit and also very easy to remove again in spring so no excuses:

There is even a video to show you how to fit them. Then come out and enjoy some winter cycling!

Dressing for the Occasion

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing.

So no excuses.  Pudsey Pyjamas, Onesies, Waterproofs, Wellies – just wrap up and get out on your bike, trike, tandem, recumbent, unicyle…..  All steeds & handlers are welcome on the Tea Ride!

And on the subject of clothing…  We have some secondhand, official Velos cycling shirts for sale – proceeds to Children in Need … a small (ladies), a medium (mens) and a 4XL (ladies – 18/20).  Not sure how much difference there is in the cut of them so step up, give us a shout and give ’em a try on! (Use the Contact Us form on the website to get in touch please)

The Rose & Crown, Saturdays, 10am.  Be there, or be stuck inside, knowing you could be doing something far more exciting……

Go West!

Come on, come on, come on, come on….

Together – We will go our way
Together – We will leave someday
Together – Your hand in my hand
Together – We will make our plans
Together – We will fly so high
Together – Tell all our friends good-bye
Together – We will start life new
Together – This is what we’ll do

Go West! Life is peaceful there
Go West! In the open air
Go West! Where the skies are blue
Go West! This is what we’re gonna do

Go West! This is what we’re gonna do, Go West!

On 9 November 1989, East Germany opened it’s checkpoints in the Berlin Wall and allowed it’s citizens to “Go West”.

Can’t promise there won’t be any north, south or east as well – the scenery is great in all directions!  I can guarantee however, that we will start, at 10am, at the Rose & Crown, in the west end of Ivinghoe.  We will therefore, in the spirit of this post and in the interests of history “Go West” on our return to the pub after our ride.

The Tea Ride.  A good source of your weekly (moral) fibre, history (local & otherwise), nutrition (tea & cake) and general twaddle.

(Lyrics courtesy of The Pet Shop Boys – thanks chaps!)