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