It looks like rain and it’s been comin’ on for hours
It looks like rain I hear the rumble of thunder showers
Pretty soon the rain will play its sweet refrain
While we listen from inside
And until it stops, we’ll hear the drips and drops
From beside the fireside
So let it rain (pitter patter, pitter patter of the rain) (goin’ drip
Drop drip drop)
Yeah and we’ll be happy when it stops (pitter patter, pitter patter of
The rain) (goin’ drip drop drip drop)
‘Cause when it rains (pitter patter, pitter patter of the rain) (goin’
Drip drop drip drop)
The ways of love rise in my heart (pitter patter, pitter patter of the
Rain) (goin’ drip drop drip drop)
We won’t be sad when there is a storm (ooooo)
And we can be glad (ooooo)
‘Cause we can keep warm, yeah, yeah
Listen to the rain
Pitter patter, pitter patter of the rain (goin’ drip drop drip drop)
Pitter patter, pitter patter, pitter patter (goin’ drip drop drip drop)
Pitter patter oooo
Except this is The Tea Ride…. it’s called the wrong clothing, not the wrong weather!
Whatever the weather, all year round, 10am, the Rose and Crown, Ivinghoe.
As for The Beach Boys, we’ll just leave them at home by the fireside whilst we go out and play in the puddles…..
In celebration of the highly enjoyable Stage 6 of this years Tour of Britain, which took in a good few of our local roads, this week we have a specially designed route from Dave “The Hill” Howe. He starts off by taking us on a gentle journey to Chinnor at which point … well, let’s just say it gets a bit ‘lumpy’. As it is a longish ride we will start a bit early but we will still have a more standard route for those who want to begin at the usual time of day.
This Saturday sees the annual Ride & Stride in aid of our local, historic churches. It’s free to take part but they ask that you raise a little sponsorship if you can (or make a donation). As ever, marvellous Mary has planned us a route. Most of the churches will provide a drink and some of them have eats as well. The ride might therefore take a little bit longer than is usual for a tea ride.
The plan is:-
Leave Ivinghoe 10.00 as sharp as poss!
Marsworth ( church)
Long Marston (church)
Aston Abbots (church)
Cubblington ( church)
Wing (church) – planned official Tea Stop for us
At this point Tea Riders wanting to make their way home can head off, down Wing Park hill to the crossroads and then left to Ledburn, take the next right, then the next left, go under Bridego Bridge and then turn right at the T-junction, heading back home through Great Gap and up into Ivinghoe. Those wishing to do the Full Mary can continue with her, off to Mursley, Stewkley, Mentmore, Slapton, Cheddington and home.
Many of our group are planning to ride the The Soldiers Charity Ride from Stanbridge and Sarah Wilson has suggested that any doing the 26 mile route might like to meet up at Pitstone roundabout to ride over there together. She is departing at 9am.
This weeks rides from the Rose and Crown are as follows –
… I go where the in crowd goes
I’m in with the in crowd and I know what the in crowd knows
Anytime of the year, don’t you hear? Dressing fine, making time
We breeze up and down the street, we get respect from the people we meet
They make way day or night, they know the in crowd is out of sight
I’m in with the in crowd, I know they’re so astute
When you’re in with the in crowd, it’s so easy to find a route
Any time of the year, don’t you hear? If it’s square, we ain’t there
We make every minute count, our share is always the biggest come out
Other guys imitate us, but the original is still the greatest, in crowd!
Any time of the year, don’t you hear? Spendin’ cash, talkin’ trash
I’ll show you a real good time, come on with me, leave your troubles
I don’t care where you’ve been, you ain’t been nowhere til you’ve been
With the in crowd, with the in crowd, in crowd!
And there’s no in crowd better than the Tea Ride crowd.
Any time of year? Yep, but always 10am on a Saturday at the Rose & Crown. Be there or be somewhere square.
Mr Dave “Fast and Flat” Bembridge has provided the route for Tuesday evening. We meet at Pitstone roundabout with a depart time of 6:30pm. If you fancy the pub afterwards it would probably be best to bring a set of lights as the nights, they are a closin’ in.