Congratulations to our members who completed the Chiltern 100 last weekend. It is known as the toughest sportive close to the capital and it certainly lived up to that reputation. The weather was awful and the hills relentless but the Ivinghoe Velos who entered it put in a truly epic amount of effort to finish it.
Well done to David, Mark, Martin, Jeremy, James, John, Peter and both of the Richards.
A word of caution
One of our intrepid tea riders was knocked off her bike today (Saturday) … by another cyclist (not one of ours though). He decided to overtake her on a bend and panicked when he was presented with an on coming car. Thankfully it looks like our injured team mate is bruised but not broken and after hospital treatment is recovering back at home.
Hopefully the chap who made the daft manoeuvre has learnt a lesson that we all need reminding of – we need to take the same precautions when we are cycling as we want from cars: – don’t overtake unless you are 100% certain of getting past and bear in mind something may appear in front of you travelling the opposite way.
We wish our injured velo a speedy recovery.
A number of the velos are planning on riding the Tour de Vale ride and are going to ride to the start. If you are already signed up or plan to register on the day, you can join the other velos departing from Pitstone Roundabout at 8:30am.
For those not partaking, we have two rides to choose from on Sunday.
A number of velos have entered the Evoke sportive which takes place next Sunday. It starts in Gaddesden so is another good candidate for riding over there as a group. It includes the final stage of the Womens Tour of Britain route that they will ride on the 21st of June and is graded level 2 – so it shouldn’t be a real toughie. If you do fancy it and want some company for the cycle to the start, please head on over to the Ivinghoe Velos Rear Hub Facebook group to arrange a start time that suits you best.