Monthly Archives: August 2023

Ivinghoe Velos Rides For Sunday 3rd September

Three routes for riders to enjoy this Sunday, with all rides starting and finshing in Ivinghoe by the church. As usual on the first Sunday on the month the 9am ride takes in a coffee stop, this month at Spokes CC in Codicote. Rides this week are 50 miles, 32 miles or 20 miles.

Meteorological summer may be over, but there should still be some great weather before we start thinking about long trousers, over shoes and long sleeve gloves, so get out and tick off some miles this weekend!




Ivinghoe Velos Rides For Sunday 27th August 2023

We have three routes leaving Ivinghoe church on Sunday morning, this week the routes pass the pop up “Buck” pub in Buckland on the way back, giving riders the chance to suppport this once a year venture or return for the usual post ride refreshments at the rose and crown.

9am Reaching Heath, Back To The Buck

10am Nigel’s round

10.30am Repeat of last week as no one did it!

Bank Holiday Monday extra ride 10am from Great Rollright

Ivinghoe Velos Rides For Sunday 20th August 2023

FOUR routes for your diliberation this Sunday. At 8am we have a Grand Fondo option from Pitstone roundabout (put in because with rising levels of panic I realise I’ve not ridden 62 miles this month) The 9am route is a classic 52 mile circular outing of Aylesbury vale, not too hilly, not too flat, this new route through Princess Risborough visits some nice villages and should get riders back to catch the last bit of world cup football on the TV in the Rose & Crown! The sharp eyed amoungst you will notice the 8am Grand Fondo route arrives at Ivinghoe church after 12 miles and then continues along the same route as the 9am route.

The 10am route takes riders out to Swanbourne and then back in via Whitchurch, it’s quite low on climbing so should be a fast one, 34 miles in the countryside. At 10.30 it’s a 20 mile trip to the zoo, a steady series of small climbs before a decent of Bison Hill and then flat all the way back.

8am meeting at Pitstone roundabout this is a 12 mile extension of the 9am route.

9am 52 miles, classic Aylesbury circular from Ivinghoe church

10am Swanbourne and Whitchurch

10.30am Up to the zoo, down Bison

Please arrive at Ivinghoe church (or Pistone roundabout for the 8am ride) with a good knowledge of the route or a working sat-nav computer to enable you to make all the right turns on the rides. We will split into pace groups if rider numbers are high, more than 8 riders makes it tough for cars to pass the group so be considerate out on the roads.

Enjoy the rides, roll on Sunday!

Ivinghoe Velos Rides For Sunday 13th August 2023

Three route choices this weekend and its time to hit the hills! thanks to Dave Bembridge for providing the theme and the medium and short options, plus ride descriptions. Please download the routes to your navigational devices, we aim to leave no one behind, but wrong turns can happen. Please arrive at Ivinghoe church before the ride start time.

9am Chenies and back with 8 climbs involved 47 miles with 3,100 feet of climbing (65 feet per mile)

10am Steady Climbing week  Wiggington into Chesham and back up via Asheridge to Aston and that little bugger Dancer’s. Only 29 miles but just under1600 ft climb (55 feet per mile)

10.30am Toms, Pedley and Beacon via Ringshall.  With the exception of Toms again steady climbs  Great downhills….. just under 20 miles with 1215 ft climb. (60 feet per mile)

Ivinghoe Velos Rides For Sunday 6th August 2023

Three routes to choose from this Sunday, may the sun be in the sky and the wind on your back.

9am First Sunday of the month coffee stop ride to the Hub at Redbourn

10am A Bishopshone loop taking into account the level crossing closure

10.30am a climb up new road

Those who follow pro riding have enjoyed some great action across in France over the last month with the Tour De France and the Tour De France Femmes Avec Zwift. The highest placed British rider on Le tour was Adam Yates. Adam was born 7th Aug 1992, so its nearly his birthday! He took up cycling with his Twin brother with the Bury cycle club and turned pro in 2014 aged 22, nicknamed “the shadow” he has been a TDF regular for a number of years for three different pro teams. The highest placed British lady on the Tour de France Femmes was Claire Steels. Claire was born 9th November 1986 in Bourne in Linconshire, she turned pro in 2020 aged 34. She had a fitness business in Mallorca and bought a bike to compete in duathlons and rather liked cycling, she was second in this years nation road championships behind Pfeiffer Georgi

The focus now moves to the world championships in Glasgow, lets see how Adam and Claire get on along with the other GB riders! Incidently there are some interesting events taking place at this years world’s, we have artistic cycling to look forward to where riders have 5 minutes to perform a series of tricks to music and also cycle ball, a two-a-side ball game on bikes. If this was a first of April post you probably wouldn’t believe it!!!

So whether you ride to music or like to keep on the ball, enjoy your rides this weekend!