Monthly Archives: April 2015

Velos Rides for Sunday 26th April 2015

Doug aged 18 cycling the Cambrian Wheelers 25 in May 1949Doug

Many of you who stick around in the Rose and Crown after a ride will be friends with Doug (other half to Tea Ride regular Daphne). Not everyone who knows Doug though will be aware of his cycling history. We thought we would share with you this week a photo of him riding the Cambrian Wheelers ’25’ in May 1949 – he was just 18 years old and, as you can see, had thighs to die for. Doug, we are in awe of you – this picture is simply fantastic. Thanks for sharing.


Three rides on offer this week: an early start; something more the normal and a really flat route for those allergic to mountains.

9am start, a 53 mile loop around Aylesbury

10am start, a 37 mile excursion to Eversholt

10am start, a flat 24 miler to Stoke Mandeville

As always, please bring a copy of the ride.


The Tuesday evening rides are that popular it seems that we don’t even have to mention them and people turn up all the same! So we won’t mention that we will be departing from the Pitstone Roundabout at 6:30pm Tuesday for another mid-week blast followed by rehydration at the Rose and Crown.

Rides for Sunday April 19th

We have 4 rides on offer for Sunday including another early start for
those that want to get some miles in.

The routes

9am start, hilly 50:

10am start, hilly 35:

10am start, hilly 26:

10am start, flat(ish) 18:

These rides start at the Rose and Crown and we do ask that you bring a
copy of your chosen route please. There are no specific ride leaders for
these rides so you will need to organise yourselves into groups for the
10am rides. It looks dry but fairly cold tomorrow with a 10mph wind from the NE.

Velos Rides for Sunday 12th April 2015


We have three rides on offer for Sunday including another early start for those that want to get some miles in.

9am start, 52 mile Dave “The Hill” Howe Special to Homer Green and back

10am start, 28 mile Dave “Starts off flat” Bembridge loop

10am start, 19 mile flat as a pancake route

These rides start at the Rose and Crown and we do ask that you bring a copy of your chosen route please.


We are starting up our regular evening road rides again. Beginning with this Tuesday at 6:30pm there will be a couple of groups going out,  one of which will be led by Dave Bembridge.  He promises a flat ride for an hour or so at a leisurely pace. We meet at the Pitstone roundabout (the one near the village hall) and due to the impending dusk we tend to depart at 6:30pm sharp. Please bring lights if you plan to socialise at the R&C afterwards.

Velos Rides for Sunday 5th April 2015


Three rides to choose from this Sunday –

9am start, 45 mile excursion to Winslow

10am start, 29 mile mid length route

10am start, 23 mile flat route

Please note the two different start times. We launch from the Rose & Crown and we advise you to bring a copy of the route you plan to ride please.

Team Kit

Final call for getting your orders in for team kit.

This run will close for orders on Monday April 6th. See below for how to order your kit. We have plenty of orders in already.

Navigate your browser to
In the right hand panel, titled “CS DIRECT MEMBER LOGIN” enter in the following details :
user name / email : ivinghoe
password : clubkit2015
This is the only time you will need to use those login details. The system will ask you to register using your own email address and password. These personal details are what you can use the next time you come back to the site.
Once registered, you should be presented with a “My Account” page that lists our “Ivinghoe Velos Store” and an “Order Now” link. You can then choose and pay for the kit items you would like to order. Once manufactured, all of the clothing will be sent as one delivery to me (Sally) and I will arrange distribution. This should be around the end of May.

To compare different items of clothing, follow this link:
Go to the top left hand drop down menu ‘Cycling collection’. The basic shirt is the CS TECH Short Sleeve Jersey priced £37, but be aware that VAT and postage are not included. You will be able to see the full price of your order before you pay.

READ CAREFULLY: There are a wide range of items available. Please read the descriptions of each item type carefully to ensure that you order the correct bit of kit. The kit is made to order and CANNOT be returned due to errors in ordering.

The sizing samples have been left behind at the Rose and Crown bar so will be available for the whole of Sunday to try kit on.

Spring is sprung….

….. the grass is ris
I wonders where the cyclists is.
They say the cyclists is having tea
Ain’t that absurd?
No, not at all – why don’t you come and see!

Tomorrow’s adventures see us leaving the Rose and Crown, Ivinghoe at 10am for a circular ride, arriving at CuriosiTea around 11.15/30, where the prize for the best Easter Bonnet / Bike will be awarded.

The Tea Ride.  Every Saturday at 10am. Maintaining the essentials and standards of social cycling.