Monthly Archives: July 2015

Tea Ride

Meet at the Rose and Crown for a gentle cycle ride out for tea, and back again to the pub for more refreshment. The plan is to split the group into two rides meeting at the same tea room. See you tomorrow.

Velos Rides for Sunday 26th July 2015


Two routes to tempt you with this week. There is an option to start the longer ride at 9am in an attempt to reduce the potential exposure to any bad weather that might appear.

9am start & 10am start : 33 miles to Chesham and back

10am start, 23 mile steady paced sheltered ride led out by Mr Dave Bembridge.

As usual, we start end end at the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe. Please bring a copy of the ride route with you.

Welwyn Bike Festival

If you are at a loose end after our Sunday ride, why not head over to the Welwyn Garden Petit Tour. They describe it as –

Kinetic Cycles along with Hertfordshire County Council are proud to present the Welwyn Garden Petit Tour, a one day cycling festival forming part of the inaugural Tour of Hertfordshire Series; showcasing the best of Cycle Sport in Hertfordshire.  Featuring a full day of closed road circuit racing around Howardsgate and the iconic Parkway fountain in the heart of Welwyn Garden City. Local producers will be offering the very best food, drink and entertainment in the region, alongside activities for all ages and abilities… It promises to be a day not to be missed!

The details are on their website.

Where can you….

… find pleasure?
Search the world for treasure?
Learn science technology
Where can you begin to make your dreams all come true
Around the lanes, you will see
Where can you learn to fly
Learn about bikes and how to ride
Study cycle-ology
Sign up for the big band
Or sit in the grandstand
When your team and others meet

On the Tea Ride
Yes, you can sail between the trees
On the Tea Ride
Yes, you can put your mind at ease
On the Tea Ride
Come on now, people, make a stand
On the Tea Ride,On the Tea Ride
Can’t you see we need a hand
On the Tea Ride
Come on, protect the mother land
On the Tea Ride
Come on and join your fellow man
On the Tea Ride
Come on people, and make a stand
On the Tea Ride, On the Tea Ride, On the Tea Ride, On the Tea Ride

They want you, they want you
They want you as a new recruit

If you like adventure
Don’t you wait to enter
The recruiting office fast
Don’t you hesitate
There is no need to wait
They’re signing up new cyclists fast
You’re not too old or too young
To join up today
Bout don’t you worry ’bout a thing
For I’m sure there will be
Always a good group
Cycling round, you will see!

On the Tea Ride.  Diverse walks of life and makes of bikes.  We’ve got a wide range covered but there’s always room for more!

Every Saturday, leaving the Rose and Crown at 10am.  At least 2 groups of riders, each going as fast as the slowest rider in that group.  All heading for tea and cake and the pub at the end…..

Velos Rides for Sunday 19th July 2015

Three rides are on offer this Sunday.

9am start, 54 mile loop around Aylesbury

10am start, 37 mile excursion to Eversholt 

10am start, 24 miles of flatness

Please bring a copy of the route either analogue (on paper) or digitally (on your GPS bike computer). We depart as always from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe.

P.S. We would like to say congratulations to our Velos-on-Tour who have been tackling some iconic alpine Tour de France mountain climbs – Ventoux, Telegraphe, Galibier, Croix de Fer and Alpe d’Huez. Chapeau to you ladies and gentlemen, you have done us proud.

Hi Ho.. Hi Ho..

It’s off for tea we go
We can munch munch munch
And we’re back by lunch
Hi ho hi ho hi ho hi ho

The Tea Ride.  As fast as the slowest rider.  Cruising off for tea and cake from the Rose and Crown, Ivinghoe at 10am EVERY Saturday morning.


Velos Rides for Sunday 12th July 2015


Three rides to choose from this week –

9am start, 62 mile tour around Luton

10am start, 35 miles to Markyate

10am start, 20 flat miles to Totternhoe

As is the norm on a Sunday, we start from the Rose and Crown pub in Ivinghoe and ask you to bring a copy of your chosen route.

Call for routes

Getting bored of the same sort of routes each week ? Fancy exploring some new villages ? Please do have a go at using the MapOMeter site (or any other that has easy download options) to plan something different and send it to us via the contact us page on the website, or via the Facebook Rear Hub Group.

Velos Rides for Sunday 5th July 2015

Ha ha!! so… whilst the regular “in charge” team are busy cycling through the night on the Dunwich Dynamo… (rather envious!!)… here’s the routes for this Sunday……

9am start…. Lumpy… Cranfield Reverse route .. 53 miles

10am start… Rolling… pretty, off the beaten track a bit, Hollingdon, Hoggeston… 39 miles

10am start… Flat… Eggington serpentine route… 28 miles

Enjoy the sunshine!

Please take a copy of the route in your chosen format. Meet at the Rose & Crown in plenty of time for “take off”…