Before we reach the end of January you have one last chance to order club kit. There is a great range of Ivinghoe Velos cycling clothing available to order, we don’t offer kit orders many times through the year, so if you’d like to ride in our colours in 2020 go to http://eucustom.champ-sys.com/teamstore/?IvinghoeVelos2019
We are over quitters day (the day when new years resolutions are most likely to come to an end), so if you are still thinking of riding this weekend it looks like you’ve made it to a happy healthy 2020! Three routes as usual. All routes head in the same direction. Please arrive at the Rose and Crown, Ivinghoe just before ride start time with a copy of your chosen route. We aim for reach route to ride as a group, allowing fellow riders to benefit from some drafting on what might be quite a windy day.
9am 50 miles towards Knebworth https://www.mapometer.com/cycling/route_5003031.html
10am 36 miles Redbourne Route https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_5002951.html
10am 26 miles Markyate Meanderhttps://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_5002950.html
Three ride options as usual this week. The 10am routes offer 27 or 34 miles staying fairly local to the Tring area, while the 9am routes takes us on a 50 mile loop out to Shabbington. Please arrive just before the ride start time with an idea of your preferred planned route!
9am 50 miles, Not Too Shabby Shabbington https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_5000735.html
10am 27 miles Hasty To Hastoe Beginners Welcome! https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_5000371.html
10am 34 miles: Winging It To Wingrave https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_5000379.html
If you are a member of the Ivinghoe Velos Rear Hub facebook community you will be able to log on and add your vote to the ride you intend to join, giving others the motivation and knowledge that they will not be riding alone!
This Sunday we have three top routes on offer. The shorter 10am ride will introduce newer riders to some undulating “slopes” out to Stewkley and back via Wingrave. The medium 10am route heads the same way, adding in a loop to Newton Longville. The longer 9am route visits some superb cycling countryside out to Codicote and Whitwell. As usual we start and finish at the Rose and Crown pub in Ivinghoe. All levels of road cyclists are welcome and we plan to have an experienced rider on all three routes to lead groups round.
To keep yourself in the Ivinghoe Velos social media loop we recommend you join the Ivinghoe Velos Rear Hub https://www.facebook.com/groups/789658201073391/ In this group you can suggest midweek rides or organise to join others who have suggested ride options. We are also adding a weekly poll to find out which ride everyone is planning to join on Sundays, so please add your vote, it’s really motivational for others to see who is out riding and to know they will have company out on the road!
Ivinghoe Velos is a group of people who like to ride bikes together rather than a club, the advantage of this is it costs you nothing to ride with us! We do however like to show off our identity when riding together. We have a very elegant range of kit designed in-house to feature the Ivinghoe Beacon hill profile on the shirts, the kits is great quality and looks good on everybody! We have a new kit order opportunity open right now, so please click on the link if you would like to have a look and order. Hurry along the order deadline is the end of the January (and we need enough orders to make it worthwile) http://eucustom.champ-sys.com/teamstore/?IvinghoeVelos2019
Sunday 19th January 9am 50 miles https://www.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4997067.html
Sunday 19th January 10am 22 miles https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4996321.html
Sunday 19th January 10am 33 miles https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4996325.html
Come along on Sunday to banish those January blues! We have three routes on offer beginning at 9am or 10am. For the seasoned cyclist who can maintain 15mph-16mph we have a 9am trip through Woburn Sands, it’s a flowing 50 miles without many big hills. At 10am you could choose from a 31 mile hilly route or a flatter 25 mile route. The 25 mile route has been carefully designed by Dave Bembridge to be a gentle introduction to road riding and he will lead this ride to encourage new riders to stick together as a steady group.
Please arrive slightly before your intended start time so we can identify the groups. Last week we had 18 riders out which was great to see, we hope for more of the same this Sunday! All rides start and finish at the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe. We don’t have a mid ride coffee stop but encourage riders to stop by the pub afterwards for post ride cycling chat!
9am The Woburn Sands Of Time: https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4994734.html
10am 31 Hilly: https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_3770980.html
10am 25 miles to Halton: https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4993939.html
We start the new year with three ride choices, all starting and finishing at the Rose and Crown in Ivinghoe. The early 9am route is an old favourite ridden since 2016, it’s 46 mile ride through Chipperfield, Chorleywood and Chalfont, this ride is for those riders looking for 15-16mph, we moderate the pace to keep the group together so we all benefit from the draft! At 10am we have two route options at a pace of around 14mph to 15mph. The 34 mile route takes on the challenging Bison Hill past the zoo before heading over to Berkhamsted and back over the common. The 23 mile route is a slightly more gentle affair, enabling those who have over done the turkey to get back into their cycling by riding over to Wingrave, then Long Marston and into Tring. Thanks to Dave Bembridge for these 10am route plans.
9am 46 miles https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4860462.html
10am 31 miles https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4306148.html
10am 23 miles https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4384418.html
We would love to see any many riders starting the new year with a healthy dose of exercise and fresh air, please arrive slightly before your intended start time with route details to keep you on track, we endeavour to stay together within our groups and regroup at the Rose & Crown for post ride discussions. Stay safe and enjoy the rides!