Seasonal greetings to all from Ivinghoe Velos Towers, we hope your stockings were full of Garmin gadgets, turbo toys and wiggle wonder. We are in the odd inbetweeny bit of the year, after Christmas festivities but before new year kicks in, what a great reason to get on the bike! Understandably most of us will have spent the past few days in a “rest period, refuelling for future endeavours”. With this is mind this week we are suggesting a reasonably flat all inclusive ride to be ridden at a relaxed pace all starting together at 10am.
The route also includes our annual highlight challenge “see how far you can go without peddling”. To facilitate this we will ride up to the lay-by on the B489 Beacon road and then peddle round to the Ivinghoe Aston turn, once you’ve made the turn there is to be no peddling until you come to a standstill, the winner will be the bike stopping furthest beyond the Village, hopefully our record holder Mr Hegarty will be out to defend his title!
Our 10am route is a 34 mile loop around Leighton Buzzard there are a couple of minor climbs on route, we will regroup at the tops and ride the rest of the route in a group, the decent from Wingrave towards the end is a favourite for team work, so get in the draft, we should all be back at the Rose and Crown for around 12.30pm to top-up on the refuelling. https://www.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4989536.html
For anyone who has been away for too long and is keen to show their face, anyone brand new thinking of joining us, or anyone with friends on family around for the weekend who would like to get involved we have a lovely suggested 15 mile route which starts with the main group, so feel free to come and say hi! https://www.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4989543.html
Please arrive at the Rose and Crown ready for a 10am start, we will work to get everybody round together, if you need more miles get out early and swing by the Rose and Crown for 10am. A short stop is planned at 20 miles as we enter Stewkley, who will be bringing the most festive snack?
For those lucky enough to have spare time this close to Christmas, we have a choice of a 9am route with some hills to Bledlow or flat 10am rides south of Aylesbury. The rides share the same final 12 miles so there may be a panto style “he’s behind you” coming together. The forecast is pretty reasonable compared to recent wash out days, so a last chance to burn off some of the festive excess before the big day itself. Whichever route you choose, stay safe and enjoy the ride.
If any Velos are free to ride during the Christmas break, head over to the facebook rear hub and post an invitation so others can join you. Here’s hoping Santa brings you some useful cycling kit for future use and we see you all soon to ignite those new years resolutions! Have a fantastic Christmas one and all.
9am 50 miles Bledlow Rising: https://www.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4988170.html
10am 36 miles Flat To Kimble:https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4338769.html
10am 24 miles Flat To Halton: https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4223312.html
The weather looks reasonable for our Sunday rides this week so why not join us for some fresh air and a few miles in the lovely Buckinghamshire countryside. With lots of festivities taking place this weekend rider numbers may be low, so the 9am route will complete a 15 mile loop before returning to the pub to meet 10am riders, giving everyone more chance of riding in a decent group. Stay safe people and enjoy the rides!
9am ride add on: https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4986836.html
10am route longer https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4986815.html
10am shorter https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4986813.html
The forecast is for a bright and breezy Sunday, so join us for the perfect antidote to seasonal party excess and shopping Armageddon. Three rides to choose from as usual. A 9am route of 45 miles in length taking us down Kop Hill or two 10am routes heading South towards Chesham (32 miles or 21 miles) . Which ever time and ride you join, please have the route with you and support your fellow riders round.
9am route: https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4985576.html
10am to Chesham https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4985420.html
10am to Hastoe https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4985421.html
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Anyone who is wanting to order new club kit will be pleased to know that our next order window is now open. You can order any number of items and for any season. Please follow this link to enter our store:-
This order slot is currently open until 13 December 2019.
Once complete, the items will be delivered to John & Elke from whom you can arrange collection.
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