All posts by Dave Howe

Ivinghoe Velos Rides For Sunday 5th December 2021

Three routes to chose from this Sunday, we have a cold but bright forecast, please check out the road conditions on the day and use our social media channels to keep in touch with other riders if you feel a later start or chunkier tires might be needed.

We have reduced our distances slightly, the 9am route does an 18 mile loop before cutting into the 10am loop (2.5 miles into the route) so if riders numbers are low there will be a chance to join up to make a reasonable size group. Depending on numbers we will do the usual pace splitting, please stick to the expected pace within your group, looking back to ensure everyone is benefiting from the group draft.

9am Longer DD https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38114621

10am Standard DD https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38114182

10.30am WT https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38114189

Ivinghoe Velo Rides For Sunday 28th November

With rider numbers expected to be lower that usual this week the 9am route will complete a 15 mile loop before returning to the church to meet 10am riders, giving everyone more chance of riding in a decent group. Stay safe people and enjoy the rides! We have gone back into our bank of rides to select these from December 2019, I time when covid was just a curious report at the end of the news. Please meet at the usual place outside the church.

9am ride add on: https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4986836.html


10am route https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4986815.html

10.30am shorter https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4986813.html

As you may know we have recently had a few covid 19 pings within the group and also at the Rose and Crown, so regular pre-ride testing is recommended, I am one of a group isolating this weekend.

On a similar theme, I’ve had a request from a Sunday rider to point out that when riding in a group, excretion of bodily fluids should be reserved to “out the back on the group” if you really have to do it. Spitting isn’t great at the best of times, particularly in the times we are living in. If you believe the behaviour of a rider is not up to standard please point it out respectfully, we all want to feel comfortable and safe while out riding as a group of friends.

Ivinghoe Velos Midweek ride

Thursday 25th November from Ivinghoe Church at 9.30am 35 miles. We pass the new cafe “chiltern velo” which may or may not be open for a stop. If not it’s down into Berkhamsted for a choice of coffee outlets. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38070402

As you may know we have recently had a few covid 19 pings within the group and also at the Rose and Crown, so regular pre-ride testing is recommended, I even took a test to send this post!!!

On a similar theme, I’ve had a request from a Sunday rider to point out that when riding in a group, excretion of bodily fluids should be reserved to “out the back on the group” if you really have to do it. Spitting isn’t great at the best of times, particularly in the times we are living in. If you believe the behaviour of a rider is not up to standard please point it out respectfully, we all want to feel comfortable and safe while out riding as a group of friends.

Ivinghoe Velos Rides for Sunday 21st November

Good to see so many Ivinghoe Velos making it to the church mid ride last week, to observe remembrance Sunday. This week we have three routes in Beautiful Bucks for you.

9am 45 miles Win Slow: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38033710

10am 29 miles on the Drayton Loop https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38025549

10.30am 22 miles via Soulbury https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38025670

Please arrive in advance of your expected start time with a good idea of the route you are riding on. Our aim is to leave no one behind, so looking behind you to moderate your pace to support riders behind is as important as keeping up with the riders ahead.

Time is running out on our kit order window, which closes on 22nd November for a chance of a Christmas delivery. Order NOW at https://eucustom.champ-sys.com/teamstore/?IvinghoeVelos

Ivinghoe Velos Midweek Rides 18th & 19th Nov.

On Thursday this week we have a 33 mile road ride starting at 9.30am from Ivinghoe Church.

Roadie Thursday: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38018606

On Friday there is an away day 32 mile mountain bike option, starting from the Hellfire caves in West Wycombe at 10am, taking in some of the chiltern cycleway along with Thames side towns Marlow and Henley.

MTB Friday: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38020210

Midweek rides are social with refreshment stops planned in.

Ivinghoe Velos Rides For Sunday 13th November 2021

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Our usual tradition is to stop our ride at 11am to observe the remembrance day silence and pay our respects to people who have died in wars around the world. The aim is to return to Ivinghoe church for 11am and then continue on a common final loop. This also gives riders the chance to join us at 11.10am to complete the last section of the ride after our stop at the church.

Due to the importance of timings this weeks rides will leave exactly at the start time, so please give yourself time to arrive early.

9am 44 miles: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37982858

10am 29 miles: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37995728

10.30am 23 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37966644

11.10am 17 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37995698

Ivinghoe Velos Rides For Sunday 7th November

As last week was a bit of a wash out, this weeks routes might seem familiar!

So firework weekend is upon us! I’m sure our routes with dazzle you as you rocket along the Buckinghamshire Countryside on your winter (Catherine) Wheels.

Three routes to choose from 9am, 10am and 10.30am. All meeting at the church in Ivinghoe

10.30am (short) Halton Banger https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37878151

10am (medium) Risborough Rocket https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37878133

9am (long) Felden Fire Cracker https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37879524

Please bear in mind the chance of adverse conditions through the winter months will mean we will need to be agile with rides, adapting to the safest options, later starts, chunkier tires, etc. This Sunday is set to be dry and mild, so hopefully a better prospect than last weekend. Your safety is your own responsibility any rides posted under the Ivinghoe Velos Banner have not been risk assessed or backed by insurance, assurance or mechanical & medical support.

Ivinghoe Velos Rides For Sunday 31st October 2021

Our Halloween Rides are a real treat. No mater witch route you pick, you will be spellbound on a magical Buckinghamshire adventure, with the odd evil hill. Pumpkin up your tyres and ghost along to the church in Ivinghoe at your expected start time. The 9am route may have the odd trick up it’s sleeve, including I believe the Velos first ever assent of the 17% pond park road in Chesham. Remember the clocks change, so don’t be the prince of darkness and get up at the right time! Routes provided by the two Daves, alas neither of us can be out this Sunday, we will miss the silver bullet so if you look in a mirror and say our name 5 times you might beat us on a few segments. That will really be a stake through the heart.

10.30am Halton Hill Horror https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37878151

10am 34 miles to Evil Monk Risborough https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37878133

9am 48 miles Hemel House of Horrors https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37879524