Three routes to chose from on Tuesday evening, all starting at Pitstone roundabout at 6.30pm. All three routes are reasonably flat, (A and B have a climb towards the Beacon to warm up!) so groups should be good to stay together.
Ride A 24 miles with 900 feet of climbing https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35981346
Ride B 21 miles with 700 feet of climbing https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35981272
Ride C 16 miles with 400 feet of climbing https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35981409
Weather forecast is breezy and dry, groups on the road need to be split into a maximum of six riders, so picking riders of a similar pace to yourself is the best option. See you there!
Ivinghoe Velos HQ have received a call from an eagle eyed rider to let us know that the 37 mile route on Sunday 9th May proposes to use Marsh Lane after Stoke Mandaville which is closed. If this is the case the detour would be along the A4010 bringing the route back into Little Kimble. Our route planners use local knowledge to avoid closures where possible, while HS2 and East-West Rail works continue we may encounter some unexpected closures for the foreseeable future, riders joining our rides should be prepared to reroute as required.
A heads up for anyone wishing to ride a bit longer on Sundays, the 9am route on 23rd May will be a 75 mile and will include a coffee stop during the ride. Arrival back in Ivinghoe is expected to be at 3pm.
We have three rides to choose from this week. Please arrive before the expected start time with a fully functional road biking machine and a good knowledge of the route. Rides start from the church in Ivinghoe and we will split into groups of up to six riders dictated by how fast you’d like to ride or who you’d like to talk to. Once in your group please regularly look over your shoulder to ensure the rest of your group is within a few millimetres of your rear wheel, particularly at junctions. Don’t leave anybody behind (until maybe the final sprint)
10.30 start: 20 miles out to Wingrave and Wilstone https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35925789
10am start: 37 miles Out to Princess Risborough over the hill to Great Missenden and back via the Lee. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35925755
9am start: 56 miles Beautiful Bucks By Burnham Beeches https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35937002
We are getting pretty close to calling “last orders” on the team kit order, so please take the opportunity to furnish your wardrobe with some lovely Ivinghoe Velos kit by visiting the online store here: https://eucustom.champ-sys.com/teamstore/?May2021
One route for everyone to ride this Tuesday, if you are short of time or energy you could short cut after Cholesbury 10.6 miles into the ride going straight on rather than left on Shire lane. The meeting place will be Pitstone roundabout at 6.30pm. As usual we encourage you to split into groups of up to six riders riding at a pace you are comfortable with and that once in your group you keep an eye on all your riders with you so no one gets left behind (until the final sprint!)
Big thanks to Dave Bembridge for consistently coming up with routes for us to follow, including this one, it would be great to have some new perspectives for future rides, so if you would like to contribute to route planning feel free to send your suggestions to davehowe@aol and I will add them into future posts.
24 miles to Cholesbury: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35902557
Great to see so many of our group out enjoying the rides on Sunday. To really feel part of the gang why not invest in some lovely team kit!? The order cycle is currently open, so get in there now!
Kit order: https://eucustom.champ-sys.com/teamstore/?May2021