Monthly Archives: August 2014

Late Summer Training Camp

For those of you that don’t know, the Hegarty’s have taken themselves off for a ‘serious’ training camp where Hegs has been teaching the Baby Badger ‘pro’ cycling team the art of leading out and covering miles and elevation.  Our roving reporter says it was not unheard of for John and his ‘stoker’ to come in last while the girls simply followed the teaching of the one and only Jensie shouting “shut up legs” as they tackled there 3rd Category 56 climb of the day, he is a hard task master as he hones the skills of the Baby Badger Team Pursuit and Time Trial Team.  It did make us think perhaps this is their next bike 🙂







Rides for tomorrow leaving the Rose and Crown at 1000 are again provided by Dave (route master) Bembridge, thanks Dave.  All route contributions greatly received!  Please make sure you have the route either on your GPS thingy or on a piece of paper.

Longer Route – 37 miles

Shorter Route – 23 miles

Whilst we will post the usual Velos rides next week several people have expressed a strong desire to support the ABF – The Soldiers Charity Ride from Stanbridge next Sunday, whilst being a great Charity, its based at a smashing boozer too ;-), details can be found here

Where it all began!

Back in June 2010 some fools thought about creating a social cycling group for all to enjoy.    With only a bit of lycra and hardly any carbon to be found we rode off to tackle our rides each Sunday.  So to remind us all what it looked like

The LONG ride from the 1st August that year becomes the short ride for tomorrow at 21 miles


Whilst the Longer route of 34 miles is taken from 2 years later and was designed by the Dave ‘The Hill’ Howe to celebrate the Olympics


As always meeting at the Rose and Crown for a 10:00 am start returning soon after noon to rehydrate!

A BIG thank you to all that took part in Dave B’s Charity Ride last week, to Mark for arranging the music and of course to Gary and Kirk for generously sponsoring the burgers 🙂

Out and About

Tomorrow sees the annual Charity Bike Ride organised by Mr Bembridge and kindly supported with a FREE burger for every rider from Gary and Kirk at The Rose and Crown. Details of the ride and registration/donation can be found here

For those looking for the usual 10am ride out Mr Bembridge also offers us this little 35 miler….The Route , maybe a donation gets you a burger too?!

Have fun!



Better late than never

Ride tonight

Still drying out from the weekend maybe time to spin the legs again tonight.  Pitstone Roundabout to leave at 1830

20 mile route

Sunday’s Charity Ride

We have been asked to remind everyone of the Charity Ride on Sunday, more importantly to register ASAP to make sure that Kirk and Gary have enough of those lovely COMPLIMENTARY burgers they have promised to every rider!! Details and registration here

This will also be the culmination of Dave Bembridge’s 1500 mile challenge so lets cheer him in and help raise more charity money

Velos Rides for Sunday 10th August 2014

Sunday Rides

Two rides on offer this week –

10am start 40 mile route via Chalfont

10am start 30 mile route via Bovingdon

As always, we meet at the Rose and Crown about 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Please bring a copy of the route with you.

Another Time Trial Opportunity

We have been offered another opportunity to have a go at riding a 10 mile time trial. This one is being organised by Richard from the Bossard Wheelers who often rides with us on a Tuesday evening. Having loved the previous one I can thoroughly recommend this as a great chance to test yourself whilst trying something new. The event is on the 30th August but Richard needs to know numbers by 15th. If you are interested, please contact the Wheelers using their online contact us form making sure you mention that you are one of the Ivinghoe Velos. The entrance fee is £9 and there are prizes to be had !

Details of the course can be found in this PDF file here (from a previous event in May).


Pimms O’clock?

This Saturday’s tea ride will take us to Ashridge Monument where Mr Hegs will meet us – with Pimms & Cake!

It will be a gentle ride, as fast as the slowest rider, heading out via Aldbury, Dudswell, Berko and to Ashridge.  As ever, all riders and bikes welcome.

See you at the Rose & Crown, 10am.