Monthly Archives: June 2016

Velos Rides for Sunday 26th June 2016

An early group are going to head over to the start of the Tour de Vale sportive. Entries are available on the day so do feel free to join us.

8am start, Ride to the start of the Tour de Vale
NOTE: This ride to the start begins at the roundabout in Pitstone near the cricket pitch

9am start, 44 miles last year’s Womens Tour of Britain Route

10am start, 29 miles Markyate via Toms

10am start, 19mile flat

The 9am and 10am rides start from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe. Please bring a copy of your chosen route with you.


Velos Rides for Sunday 19th June 2016

This Sunday

Last Sunday was a bit of a washout for the 10am rides so we are putting the same ones out this week. The 9am start is different from last week but again is a Mr Howe Special.

9am start, 50 miles 

10am start, 36 flat miles

10am start, 18 miles

As usual, we start from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe at the time stated above.

Next Sunday – The Tour de Vale

If you haven’t yet signed up for the Tour de Vale bike ride, be aware that online entries close very shortly. A few of our number will be riding to the start on the day with a view to extending the 100k route to 100 miles if you include the bit there and back.

Velos Rides for Sunday 12th June 2016

First up, some fantastic news from the closed road Tour of Cambridge last week. Our Sarah Hawken rode an incredibly fast ride and end up qualifying for the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in Australia this September.

Congratulations Sarah, you did the Ivinghoe Velos proud !

Three rides on offer this week for Sunday morning.

9am start, 49 mile “How End” route

10am start, 36 flat miles

10am start, 18 miles

As always, please bring a copy of our chosen route with you. We depart at the times shown form the Rose & Crown in Ivinghoe.

Here, There & Everywhere!

So, Elke & Sally are nowhere to be seen tomorrow… but rest assured, we have a combination of Sarah, Mary & John stepping up to be your illustrious leaders (allegedly ….) & last markers.

We shall be heading off around the back of Tring, through Drayton Beauchamp and over to Wilstone for tea & cake.  Then back through Wilstone village, Puttenham, Long Martson, Cheddington & Pitstone – so nice and flat and “user friendly” for everyone.

Please be ready to leave the Rose & Crown, Ivinghoe at 10am!

Velos Rides for Sunday 5th June 2016

We have four rides on offer this week, three on the road and one on the tow path.

8am start, 51 mile canal tow path excursion to London, back on the train.
This ride starts from Pistone Warf. It will be stopping at Lock 81 for refreshments ( Bacon Roll or Cheesey Chips ) and enjoying a beer or more and lunch at the Bree Louise next to Euston Station. Led by Mr Bembride and will be at a leisurely pace.

9am start, 40 miles 

10am start, 31 miles

10am start, 18 miles

Please bring a copy of the route with you. We depart at the times shown from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe (apart for this week’s 8am ride which starts from Pitstone Warf).

Tea ride and Velos kit order

Tomorrow, 10 am outside the Rose and Crown for this weeks tea ride. See you there.

If you want to order any Velos jersey’s or other kit please visit Ivinghoe Velos Rear Hub on Facebook or see below. The current order closes on Monday. We need three more items to reach the minimum number for the order to go ahead.

closes 6th June
This order will probably arrive around the end of June/begining of July, so if you want new kit order quickly.
If you have ordered stuff before, please use your email address and the password you created last time.
If it is your first order:
Navigate your browser to
In the right hand panel, titled “CS DIRECT MEMBER LOGIN” enter in the following details :
user name / email : ivinghoe
password : clubkit2015
This is the only time you will need to use those login details. The system will ask you to register using your own email address and password. These personal details are what you can use the next time you come back to the site.
Once registered, you should be presented with a “My Account” page that lists our “Ivinghoe Velos Store” and an “Order Now” link. You can then choose and pay for the kit items you would like to order. Once manufactured, all of the clothing will be sent as one delivery to me (Sally) and I will arrange distribution. This should be about 6 weeks after the order closes.
To compare different items of clothing, follow this link:
Go to the top left hand drop down menu ‘Cycling collection’.
The basic shirt is the CS TECH Short Sleeve Jersey priced £37, but be aware that VAT and postage are not included. You will be able to see the full price of your order before you pay. There are many different options and items of clothing available, so what you order is up to you.
READ CAREFULLY: There are a wide range of items available. Please read the descriptions of each item type carefully to ensure that you order the correct bit of kit. The kit is made to order and CANNOT be returned due to errors in ordering.
Champion System