Category Archives: rides

Thursday Ride 21/10/21

As it’s now dark in the evenings you may, time permitting, enjoy a midweek morning ride. Our regular Thursday rides will go out from Ivinghoe and will involve a coffee stop along the way, or towards the end. This week the ride begins at Ivinghoe Church at 9.30am and heads over to North Marston. Coffee will be taken at Meads Farm shop on the way home. It’s 35 miles with some steady climbs along the way

9.30am Ivinghoe Church https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37817400

Ivinghoe Velos Rides For Sunday 17th October 2021

Providing you have made it back from riding the national championships in Lincolnshire, we welcome you to three route options. 50 miles at 9am, 37 miles at 10am or 23 miles at 10.30am. Our rides are best ridden on road bikes in groups of around six riders. Pace varies depending of course and participants but you can bet it’s somewhere between 15mph and 17mph.

9am Hog Sure? https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37777441

10am Markyate, Berko, D.Downs https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37769165

10.30am Around Hastoe https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37769211

Ivinghoe Velo Routes for Sunday 10th October 2021

Three routes to chose from this Sunday, the 9am takes a trip over to Cranfield for a 54 mile rolling ride. The 10am is 38 miles heading to Brickhill and back via Stewkley, the 10.30 is a circular outing of mostly flat apart from the climb to Ringshall to test the legs. Thanks to Dave B for providing the medium and short routes. Please arrive outstide Ivinghoe church before your ride start time with a good understanding of the route and a working road bike.

9am Cranfield https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37711824

10am Brickhill Loop https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37711353

10.30am 25 miles with the Ringshall Climb https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37711390

Rides For Sunday 3rd October 2021

Three rides this week, the longer two travel through the pretty Buckinghamshire village of The Lee, hence their route names are Lee Minors and Lee Majors. Don’t worry if you’re not wanting to ride like the six million dollar man we also have a 10.30 option with just 750 feet of climbing. The longer two routes share the same last 15 miles. Please arrive at Ivinghoe church before your expected start time. We may split into pace groups depending on the number of riders out.

9am 48 miles Lee Majors https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37658202

10am 34 miles Lee Minors https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37658322

10.30am 24 miles Less Hills than Devon https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37647732

A reminder to all riders that we are a group of friends riding bikes, not a cycle club. We suggest routes and enjoy the company of each other while out on our bikes. Those who lead out groups, the route planners and the I.T. gurus in no way make any assurances as to the safety of any rides organised under the Ivinghoe Velos banner. Each participant is wholly responsible for their own safety, road worthiness of their steed, legal requirements to abide by the highway code and any insurances each individual feels are necessary. We don’t guarantee that there will be riders & leaders on all rides but we are lucky enough to have a large following, so generally everyone gets some company out on the roads.


 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.

Ivinghoe Velos Rides For Sunday 26th September

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.

Rides For Tuesday 21st Sept 2021

Ride start time moves to 6pm this week. This gives us a little more day light to play with. The route revisits a popular “chain breaker” route we did in back April as the nights were drawing out! 21 flat miles should get you back before darkness, if you are not confident on riding that fast, take the shorter option!

chain breaker B https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35824995

chain breaker C https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35825043

Rides for Sunday 19th September 2021

This Sunday a local sportive “the tour de vale” takes place from Stoke Mandaville, if velos are thinking of riding, please share on social media so a group can form. The route looks good, riding slightly further west that we usually reach https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1574443

On Sunday we will have our usual three ride options for you starting from the church in Ivinghoe.

All three routes share some common elements, including tackling Toms Hill to warm riders up for a few climbs on generally quiet Buckinghamshire lanes.

9am 52 miles, 3,000 feet of climbing https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37499569

10am 36 miles, 2,000 feet of climbing https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37499603

10.30am 22 miles, 1,300 feet of climbing https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37499653

We are a group of friends riding bikes, not a cycle club, so it’s a nice idea to look over your shoulder and slow to ensure your group pulls along the slower riders. We suggest routes and enjoy the company of each other while out on our bikes. Those who lead out groups, the route planners and the I.T. gurus in no way make any assurances as to the safety of any rides organised under the Ivinghoe Velos banner. Each participant is wholly responsible for their own safety, road worthiness of their steed, legal requirements to abide by the highway code and any insurances each individual feels are necessary. We can’t guarantee that there will be riders & leaders on all rides but we are lucky enough to have a large following, so generally everyone gets some company out on the road. The route planning does not take into account short term road closures so please expect to need a degree of flexibility when out on our rides.

Ivinghoe Velos Ride For Tuesday 14th Sept 2021

The evenings are drawing in, this week will be our last 6.30pm ride, after this we will begin rides earlier for a few weeks. Civil twilight this week (defined as a time when artificial lights may not be needed) ends at 19:50, sunset is 19:14 so somewhere between these times lights will be needed on your bike. Our ride of 16 miles should finish by 19:30. We start at Pitstone roundabout at 6.30pm

6.30pm ride 16 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37484245