Here we are on the eve of Il Lombardia, the race of the falling leaves. Everyone is hanging out their leg warmers hoping that they will be filled by father cycling with an explosive race and Sagan’s swan song with Tinkoff. But will there be nothing left to eat on boxing Lombardia but stale energy bars and bitter regret. Only time will tell. Luckily however the race organisers for tomorrow’s tea ride have opted out of 4500m of climbing around lake como and will instead be taking in the scenic lanes of Buckinghamshire.
Favourites for first back at the pub include Castlemead Dave and Diego Ulissi.
Three routes to delight you with this week.
9am start, 47 miles
10am start, 34 miles
10am start, 19 miles
As usual, our rides begin at the time stated from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe. Please bring a copy of your chosen route with you.
The Terrible Tangerine Tricycle trundles through the town.
The Tea-ride takes the tricky trail towards the teacake temple
Though the tricycle trips towards them, threateningly, they trek towards tempting, toasted teacakes.
Tyres turning, taking the tangible tangerine tricycle too, the twittering throng travel towards the thicket.
Taking to the track, they travel towards the tearoom to try the tasty titbits.
Tea. Tomorrow. Ten.
Continuing the testing of our new and, we think improved, format, we will have two groups – one that may or may not venture off the main tarmac but not that adventurously – just a change of scene! And a road group, heading to the same venue.
So, in case you didn’t know… as fast as the slowest riders…. leaving the Rose& Crown at 10am on Saturdays. Any bike, any rider (under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian).
C U 4 T
The two Daves have been busy planning three rides for us again this week.
9am start, 55 miles
10am start, 36 miles
10am start, 20 miles
As always, please bring a copy of your chosen route with you. We depart from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe at the times stated above.
Hi – Hi! We’re your Tea Ride Girls – Ah-huh –
And have we got news for you – You better listen!
Get ready, all you lonely cyclists
And leave those motor cars at home. – Alright! –
Humidity is rising – Barometer’s getting low
According to all sources, the R&C’s the place to go
Cause tomorrow, not for the first time
Just about five to ten
For the next time in history
We’re gonna do the Tea Ride again.
Tea Ride again! Hallelujah! – Tea Ride again! Amen!
And we’ve a choice for you this week! There will be 2 groups to choose from.
Our regular “as fast as the slowest rider, any bike goes” ride and also a mainly mountain/hybrid bikes group, as a couple of our juniors are planning on riding tomorrow and we will do a couple of stretches of cycle paths & tarmac’d canal paths. (Elke would take her road bike, but if you’re a bit precious about your tyres…..)
Tea Destination:- Bluebells in Marsworth
Meeting at the Rose & Crown, Ivinghoe for a 10am departure please!
Three rides to tempt you with this week. Many thanks to Messrs Bembridge and Howe for the route planning.
9am start, 50 miles
10am start, 37 miles
10am start, 19 miles
As always, please bring a copy of your chosen route with you. We depart from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe.
Meet at the Rose and Crown with raincoats and tea and cake funds for more cycling adventures.
Many of our group will be riding the Soldiers’ Charity Ride this Sunday. Registration is available on the day. Head on over to their website for details.
At 8:15am, Mr Bembridge will be leading a group over to the start of the Soldiers’ Ride for the 50 mile route. Feel free to join him. There may be other rides to join to head to the start of the ride for other distances – please check the Ivinghoe Velos Rear Hub on Facebook for more details.
If you aren’t joining the Soldiers’ ride then we have the following routes on offer –
9am start, 47 undulating miles
10am start, 32 undulating miles
10am start, 21 miles with just the one slope
All of these start from the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe. Please do bring a copy of your chosen route with you as there may be limited numbers around to lead out these rides.
Meet at the Rose and Crown at 10 am for a gentle bike ride with a stop for tea and cake.