Classic Lightweights UK
Calendar of lightweight rides

Calendar of lightweight rides for 2017

('Hants' in brackets denotes Hampshire Section V-CC Lightweight Ride)


Sunday 6 August 2017

Tisbury Meander Ride, (Hants)
Start at The Penruddocke Arms (SP3 5EL), Hinton Road, Dinton, Wilts.
09.15 for 10.00 SHARP DEPART.
Fellow classic cyclists are invited to join this superb ride, we start from a pub that opens early to serve tea and biscuits, possibly a bacon sandwich.
A splendid route through wonderful traffic-free countryside. 
About 32 miles of attractive terrain, two hills of consequence which most of us will walk.
Polite request, no modern machines please.
Full Details: Alexander von Tutschek 01225 465532.  

Sunday 13 August 2017

Carpenter Marque Ride, Shepperton
Carpenter bikes and all other Classic British and continental lightweights welcomed for this ride of app. 33 - 36 miles, fixed wheel friendly, heading west this time.
Meet 10:30 for start 11.00 at Thames Court Pub,near Shepperton Lock,  TW17 9LJ
Contact Peter Bedingfield: email petersbed@aol.com or phone 01342 833253/ 07715 757819

Wednesday 16 August 2017

"The Long Hill Ride." 
Meet at the Stubbing Wharf Pub, Hebden Bridge. HX7 6LU   10.00 for 10.30 departure. 
A ride up the longest unbroken climb in England,  average gradient 3%. Visiting a Cyclists Cafe in Sowerby  Bridge, and returning along a cycle track in the Valley Bottom. For more details contact Derek  Browne 01274 674693

Tuesday 22 August  2017

Flower Pots Perenial midweek annual. (Hants)
Post code for start point  SO24 0QQ
From the Flower Pots, Cheriton, nr Alresford, Hants, meet for lunch 14.00 depart.
Come along and enjoy this social run around the peaceful lanes of mid Hampshire, with the usual tea stop at Alresford Railway Station (Watercress Line).
Full Details: Nick Wiley 07747 151160.

Saturday 2 September  2017

Autumn Major Nichols Ride No3
Meet 1000 at Beacon Park Café, Lichfield. Blackcountry and Brum marques please,
About 30 flattish miles, fixed suitable
Contact: Alan Richardson www.majornichols.co.uk

Sunday 3 September  2017

The Hurlow Ride
Approx 35 miles for Hurlow machines and those he was associated with, other classic lightweights welcome preferably pre-1980.
Meet Hampton Pier Car park, Western Esplanade, Herne Bay, Kent,CT68DL opposite Hampton pub as previous years, free parking,toilets.
Depart 10.30 prompt, lunch in Sandwich plenty of choices .
Chris Harrington  text 07754293937,  charrington531@aol.com.

Sunday 3 September  2017

The Midhurst Classic.   (Hants)
Post code for start point GU29 9DW
From Midhurst, West Sussex, 10.00 for 10.30 depart.
Delightful trip through the West Sussex lanes in the wake of the South Downs, pub lunch and pub refreshment stop along the way, not forgetting of course the now resurfaced Paris Roubaix section.
Full Details: Tony Spoor 01903 813763.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

The North Yorkshire Ride,
Meet at Roots Cafe, East Rounton, DL6 2LE, Off the A19
For more details contact John Parsons 01429277489 or 077168760186

Note Change of date below for EPHGRAVE RIDE

Sunday 17 September 2017 - NOW TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2017

Ephgrave Lightweight Ride (Nr Cambridge)
Hilly circuit of about 30-35 miles, which has been ridden on fixed by some fit riders.
Other classic British and Italian lightweights more than welcome of course.  We start a few miles South of Cambridge to get away from the flat roads to the hillier North of Cambridge.  The start is a few hundred meters from Duxford Air Museum .
Start at 10am at Whittlesford Parkway Railway Station Car Park (£1.30 for day on Sunday) – just off Junc. 10 of M11 at its intersection with the A505.  Leave A505 at SP ‘Whittlesford/Shelfords’ – then take 1st Right SP ‘Station’.  This railway station bisects the road – we use the side nearest Duxford Air Museum/M11 ( SatNav may take you to the other side).  We labour this point as it has been known for riders to wait on the wrong side - if you are next to the Village Vet (CB22 4NL) you are in the right place, If you are next to a hotel or the Red Lion then you are the wrong side of the track! 
Lunch at the excellent Ickleton Lion.  Sorry but no coffee stop or toilets at the start but if you carry on for about a kilometer along the A505 to the junction with A1301 there are services at the roundabout.
We keep a certain amount of route flexibility to allow for weather, etc but usually arrive back at the start/finish point for 3 - 3.30pm journey home.
Due to a change of caterers we will need to know in advance if you intend to attend, please email and I will reply during the week before the ride.
Contact Peter Underwood: email peter.underwood@tesco.net or phone 01223 565036

Wednesday 20 September  2017

The Spitfire afternoon special   (Hants)
From the Fox Inn, North Waltham, Hants, meet for lunch 14.00 depart.
Midweek trip through the lanes of north Hants, tea stop at Lasham airfield. Traditionally the ride to bring out your locally made Rotrax machines.
Full details: Bob Damper 02380 263420.

Sunday 1 October  2017

The Gosport History Ride.   (Hants)
Post code for start point PO16 8ST
From Wallington, Fareham, Hants, 09.30 for 10.00 depart.
Flat and quiet roads will take us on a coastal jaunt around the beautiful Gosport peninsula - with stops at places of historical interest. We’ll enjoy a café lunch on a privately-booked balcony overlooking Stokes Bay. The tea stop will be at Explosion: the Museum of Naval Firepower.
Polite request, no modern machines please.
Full Details: David Palk 02392 610461.

Sunday 29 October  2017

Fishbourne Closing Event.   (Hants)
Post code for start point PO19 3QR
Sunday 29th October, from Fishbourne Roman Palace, nr Chichester, 10.00 for 10.30 depart.
Expect a large gathering for this end of season get together, we use the trusted format for this easy sociable trip with lunch on Thorney Island and of course ice creams on Bosham shore.
Full Details: Chris Carter 02380 692658, please note (PALACE CAFÉ OPENS AT 10.00).