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
Meet outside the Rose and Crown for cycling, tea and cake, then more cycling.
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
THE SHORT ROUTE
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
THE LONG ROUTE
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 🙂
Meet at the Rose and Crown for a gentle cycle ride of about 15 miles with a stop for tea and cake along the way. Back to the Rose and Crown by about 12:30. New riders always welcome. Pace set by the slowest rider, no one gets left behind.
Leaving the Pitstone Roundabout at 1830
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?!
Meet outside the Rose and Crown for a gentle bike ride, stopping for tea and cake along the way. Usually back at about 12:30, sometimes later- depending how slow our slowest rider is. It could be you, come and find out!!
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
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).
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.