Monthly Archives: May 2015

Earwig-O Earwig-O Earwig-O…

Oh! Apparently they’re not playing tomorrow and I’ve got it completely wrong …. it’s Arsenal v Aston Villa (for those that are interested)…

For those interested in a Major Sports Event, the Tea Ride will be taking place as usual at 10am from the Rose & Crown – but with a new tea stop this week.  Pretty much flat there and back (for those where altitude is paramount over refreshment).

No promises on calibre… but that’s the Tea Ride all over isn’t it ?!

Leaving on time.


Velos Rides for Sunday 24th May 2015

Return of the Benson Finger

This week sees us planning an early start for the very popular Benson Finger route. It is a bit lumpy for the first half and very flat for the return leg. We will be deploying our “No one gets left behind” policy for this ride so please do join us even if you have some doubts about your hill climbing ability – we will regroup at the top of every climb. There will be a shop stop half way round to stock up on fluids and snacks.

8am start, The Benson Finger

10am start, 34 miles to Stewkley and back

10am start, 18 miles to Chloesbury and back

We depart at the indicated time from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe. Please bring a copy of your chosen route with you. If you haven’t ridden with us before then feel free to join us – there aren’t any fees to pay of forms to fill in – just turn up and have fun riding your bike !

The Big Warm Up

Eurovision 2015So once again, the Tea Ride will form the greatest warm up for the year’s biggest international event.

We will be traversing the countryside in search of perfect performance.  (Except we’re all perfect on the Tea Ride).  If you have a preference on tea room, please bring your thoughts with you and the judging panel will deliberate.

No promises on where the “Nil Points” are going to go to but we can promise that the voting will be as biased as you can expect from the Eurovision finals.

Leaving the Rose & Crown at 10am.  We do however promise to go as fast as the slowest rider and stop for tea and cake.

Velos Rides for Sunday 17th May 2015

Club Kit

The kit we ordered a few weeks ago is in and looking lovely. If you ordered something and haven’t picked it up yet, get in touch with Elke or John via either Facebook or using the Contact Form on the website. They will let you know where you can collect your new outfit from.
Anyone who missed the original window of opportunity to order, or, who wants to order more gear watch this space. We will be opening up another order slot soon.

Sunday Rides

Dave “Big Ring” Howe has planned a fantastic new route for the early start ride. He is suggesting a sensible rather than blistering pace to encourage everyone to get round as a single group.

9am start, 64 mile trip to Homer Green and Croxley Green

10am start, 34 miles to Woburn

10am start, 25 flat miles to Stoke Mandeville 


We will have another ride out this Tuesday evening, starting from Pitstone Roundabout at 6:30pm. All abilities welcome as we form “like minded” groups based on who turns up.

Birthday Cake & Club Kit

Lots of good news this week – we have another birthday to celebrate plus the new club kit has arrived!

So tomorrow’s ride will take us on a little jaunt here and about to Bluebells tea room where we have reserved bike & cake space for Corriene’s birthday.  Leaving the Rose & Crown at 10am as usual.

For those who have ordered club kit, please contact Hegs or Elke to arrange collection/delivery today or over the weekend.  Head on over to the Ivinghoe Velos Rear Hub for more info/extra contact details.

Velos Rides for Sunday 10th May 2015


As the weather is picking up we have three rides to choose from on Sunday.

9am start, 53 lumpy miles to Cranfield Airport and back.

10am start, 35 lumpy miles to Markyate and back.

10am start, 19 flat miles to Totternhoe and back.

The times posted are when we depart so please arrive a few minutes earlier at the Rose and Crown to soak up a bit of the atmosphere and enjoy some banter with your peers.


There will be a ride this Tuesday evening at 6:30pm. We depart from the Pitstone Roundabout and there normally are at least two groups – a quick group and a far more sensible paced group, so all welcome to join us.

The Cat’s Away – AGAIN!!!!!

So….. given that it’s last footie game of the season, I’m in charge of the children – which means Sarah’s in charge.. !!

The good news however, is that tomorrow’s ride will be flat… the venue depends on numbers, but it’s all in hand – so DON’T PANIC!!!!

The Tea Ride…. Keep Calm and Carry on Cycling (whatever the weather, you guys in the Peaks!).

Meet at the Rose & Crown, Ivinghoe, from 9.50am for a 10am departure.

Come dressed to impress and bring tea/cake/beer tokens …..