Monthly Archives: February 2016

Saturday 10 am Tea ride

Meet at the Rose and Crown for tea, cake and adventures. The weather looks damp and windy…..again. There may not be a leader for tomorrow’s ride, so nominate a rider to set a steady pace and pick a warm and cosy tea room to head for. Then back to the Rose and Crown for further refreshments.

Velos Rides for Sunday 14th February 2016

Routes for Sunday

Three rides on offer this week, two of them from our other master route finder called Dave – Mr Howe.

9am start, 50 miles

10am start, 30 miles

10am start, 15 miles

As always, we launch from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe at the times stated above.

VC10 Ride on 28th February

Our good friend David Lewis (aka Biggles from the Slapton Wheelers) joined the 9am ride last Sunday and did a fine job of dragging the Velo’s peloton along. He has emailed us about a ride in a couple of weeks that might be of interest to our members.

The VC10 Bob Hobson Memorial 60 mile Reliability Ride is being held on the 28th February. I’ve done it for the last 5 and can vouch that it is a great event and beautiful route. This year it is held in memory of a club member, Bob Hobson. Details here

Mark Beaumont

Dion Clements has emailed us about a show by the popular cyclist Mark Beaumont.

Hello Velos

We thought your members might be interested to know that world record breaking ultra-endurance cyclist and adventurer Mark Beaumont will be heading to High Wycombe’s Old Town Hall on Sunday, 13 March, and to the Radlett Centre on Wednesday, 23 March, with his brand new Africa Solo show. Details can be found here:

Mark has taken on numerous world records in ultra-endurance. In 2008, he cycled the globe 82 days faster than the previous time, went on to pedal the length of the American Cordillera (Alaska to Argentina) in 2009 and recently smashed the Cairo-to-Cape Town record by completing it in just under 42-days (an average of 160+miles per day, every day)

Africa Solo is a story of extreme endurance, through deserts, mountains and vast savannah, as much as it is the people who made this journey possible.  It’s a tough, sobering, heart-warming account of a continent often portrayed for the wrong reasons, and Mark’s ambition to push his limits and set unbreakable World Records.

Off the bike, Mark has filmed numerous BBC documentaries, presented for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and written two best-selling books

Saturday 10 am Tea Ride

It looks very cold and quite damp tomorrow, mountain bikes recommend. Just a reminder, the tea ride is all about going at the pace of the slowest rider. All are welcome, if you want to do a faster ride please state your intention at the start and form a separate group, meeting for tea. It becomes very hard to ride as one group otherwise. Anyone not fancying the weather, meet at the pub after midday for refreshments.

Canoes, Galoshes & Paddles

I have to confess, I am running out of ways to describe the torrent of weather befalling us on Saturday mornings!

I’m sure it’s seasonal – but probably monsoon season – so not local seasonal weather AGAIN this weekend.

However, should the forecasters be doing a “Michael Fish” and getting it completely wrong – or if you’re big enough and bad enough and fancy a splashy spin, don your oilskins and congregate at the Rose & Crown, Ivinghoe, ready to cast off at 10am.