Monthly Archives: December 2013

So that was that!

After a tremendous break it’s time for those of us that haven’t been out on our bikes to get out again!!

Tomorrow The Cog Cafe in Tring is hosting a mini sportive with a 25 and 50 mile route available starting from there at 0930.  We are proposing to support this local cafe and join their ride of your choice meeting at the Rose and Crown at 0830.

If this is too early for you or indeed you would rather save your ‘hard earned’ here is a 27 mile ride to enjoy meeting outside the Rose and Crown from 0945 tomorrow morning for a 1000 start


On the Fourth Day of Christmas, the Tea Ride called to me….

4CallingBirdsBy the time you read this, you should already have received your 3 French Hens, 2 Turtle Doves & a Partridge, in or out of it’s tree.  If you haven’t, then please contact your local courier office, not me.  Or maybe you really haven’t been good enough this year……

Four Calling Birds will be summoning you to the last Tea Ride of 2013.

If you haven’t been out on 2 wheels in 2013, it’s never too late to start – or just start early on that New Year’s Resolution.

The Tea Ride… making exercise fun, addling your brain with local & international trivia and giving you a great excuse to eat cake.  Like you needed one.

So have you all been good…..??




So another year is nearly over and what will he be bringing you all?  New bikes a plenty I hear you say!








SUNDAY 22nd December

Rule #9 applies tomorrow when there are 2 rides proposed both leaving at 1000 from the Rose and Crown

29 Miles or a slightly shorter 22 miles for those that don’t want to go quite so far!  Something for everyone!! (Hats and Tinsel optional!).  Dave B thank you for the rides, look out for next weeks teaser from the Beezer!


Too much Turkey and pudding?  Need some fresh air? Family at war?  Whatever the reason why not join us on Boxing Day for a leisurely walk to Ashridge for coffee and Sloe Gin (bring your best vintage for sampling!).  We aim to leave the Rose and Crown at 1000 and return there for around 1300.  All welcome, dogs too!


As the nights and weather draw in our thoughts move towards our Turbo Trainers.  We are looking at planning an evening or 2 of Turbo Thrills in the Ivinghoe/Pitstone/Slapton  area.  All you need is a bike and a Turbo Trainer!  To gauge interest please could you add a comment to this post indicating your preference of day of the week.  This is not only a great chance to maintain your fitness but also to help Hegs back to fitness!

Thank you to Jayne for organising the Christmas Dinner which was enjoyed by many!



The Tinsel Ride

Bike bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, cycles glistening
A beautiful sight,
We’re happy tonight.
Pedalling in our winter wonderland.

Gone away is the motor car,
Here to stay, bikes from afar
Our bells sing a song,
As we go along,
Cycling in our winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can see the Windmill,
We’ll cycle by, up and then downhill
We’ll say: Are you with us?
You’ll say: Yes man!
Cos you just can’t do this
When you’re in town.

Later on, we’ll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
Back in the pub,
Amongst the gentle hub-bub,
Of cycling in our winter wonderland.

When it snows, ain’t it thrilling,
Though your nose gets a chilling
We’ll pedal and play, the Vinghoe Velos way,
Cycling in a winter wonderland.

Just getting you into the mood for The Tinsel Ride – this Saturday, leaving the Rose & Crown at 10am.  Christmas hats, decorated bikes, tinsel, baubles – the choice is yours!

Oh.. and bring your singing voices too – you never know where the Tea Ride will take you…..

A Christmas Present from one of our Sponsors!

Mountain Mania and The Roadroom Tring, Club Night Wednesday 18th December – 20% off everything!

We are pleased to announce that on Wednesday 18th December they will be holding a Club night at both The RoadRoom and Mountain Mania Cycles in Tring.  They will be offering 20% off everything in both shops for one evening only, that’s Bikes, Clothing, Food, Parts, Everything!

They will be open 19:00 – 21:00 for Club members, simply tell them you are proud to ride with Vinghoe Velos to help them apply the discount at the till.

The small print:

20% discount does not apply to anything already discounted, sorry!

First time visiting? Both shops are located on Miswell Lane in Tring. 4-6 & 10 Miswell Lane, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 4BX. Maps and contact details available on our website at

See you there


Velos Xmas meal update

Are you going to the Velo Christmas meal on Friday 13th December?

If you are NOT on the following list of names then you need to let the Rose and Crown know your meal choices as soon as possible. The Christmas menu can be found at….

You can email your choices to or call the pub on 01296 668472.

This is urgent – take action now!

The following people are good and have already made their choices…

Rod Mordey
Sarah Hawken
David Cusick
Sally Beezer
Ian Constable
Ruth Constable
Dave Barratt
Natalie Sisley
Martin Sisley
Ian Luckett
Jackie Barnett
Jayne Raynor
Stuart Raynor
Andy Beezer
Heather Coe

Velos Xmas meal 13th December

Can anyone who hasn’t made their meal choices yet make sure they do by tomorrow (Sunday) lunchtime please? It’s a hard task as it means going into the Rose and Crown- could be combined with a drink? If you can’t make it to the pub this weekend, the menu is on the pub website so you can give them a ring and let them have your choices. Also if you want to go but haven’t yet paid a deposit, there may be room for one or two more if you get in quickly. Hope to see lots of you there.