Sunday is a classic day of sport with some big events taking place: The conclusion of England’s Euro 2020 campaign, stage 15 of the tour de france : possibly crowning the king of the mountains, the Wimbledon men’s tennis final AND three classic Ivinghoe Velos rides including a 100km route which passes Spokes cafe just after the half way point.
On Wednesday a cyclist set off with his mates and cycled for nearly six hours, finishing 40 minutes behind the first group, he did this because he enjoys riding with mates, looks forward to the banter and getting some shelter from the wind, occasionally when he feels good he has a little sprint. His name is Mark Cavendish. So this weekend “be more Cav”, get out on your bike and join us, whether that is in the breakaway, the Peloton or the groupetto. Maybe some 10am riders fancy taking on the 100km route at a conservative pace? the big question is who is doing your lead-out back to the pub?
The 9am route is 100km of rolling roads, the 10am is a hilly Chilterns ride including the 16% climb of Whiteleaf and the 10.30am route is a retro trip first ridden in 2013, on local roads.
9am route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36700184
10am route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36679910
10.30am route https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_2956664.html