9am route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37594078
10am route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37594212
10.30am Route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37594317
Three routes to chose from this week, all starting from Ivinghoe Church. Please arrive before the expected start time with a good knowledge of your chosen route.
Ivinghoe Velos are not a club but a group of local cyclists who ride together. We do not have a set of rules. Here are some suggested guidelines to help ensure enjoyment is had by all.
10am & 10.30am Rides: As we have riders that are at differing levels of fitness we need to split into groups riding at a set speed. Groups should ideally be around 6 to 8 riders to help keep everyone together and not take up too much of the road. There will be a poll on the Rear Hub Facebook page where you can select which group you would like to ride in. After looking at the ride distance and profile select which group you would like to ride in. Please be realistic when doing this! Take a turn at the front of the group to help maintain that pace and do not expect somebody to be at the front whilst you sit on their wheel. They are not your Domestiques!! Check over your shoulder and make sure the rider behind you has not dropped off. If they are more than 5 yards back let the rest of the group know so they can ease off and let them catch up and review the pace. Agree a stopping point for a drink and regroup after a hill. Not everybody is a good climber/descender and may need a few seconds to catch up. Be aware of other riders’ needs. If you are struggling with the agreed pace be prepared to drop back to the group behind you. Its a social ride not a time trial. Be considerate to other road users. You might be wearing Ivinghoe Velos kit and we’d like to have a reputation of considerate and courteous riders.
The 9am ride usually rides as one group as numbers are lower than 10am, the group generally rides between 15.5mph and 17.5mph depending on the route.
Feel free to plan a route as we would welcome this and are always looking for something different. If you have ridden with us for a few rides you obviously enjoy our company so it would be great to see you riding in Velo Cycling top to help promote the group.