Classic Lightweights UK
Calendar of lightweight rides

Calendar of lightweight rides for 2017

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


Sunday 16 April 2017

Meon Valley (figure of eight) Spring Run.   (Hants)
Post code for start point SO32 1AL
From Bishops Waltham Hants, 09.30 for 10.00 depart.
Our annual tour through the lanes and villages of the Meon Valley, lunch at a traditional pub, tea back at Bishops Waltham.
Full Details: Nick Wiley 07747 151160.

Sunday 30 April 2017

9th CCA Surrey Hills Classic Lightweight Ride 
Either 34 miles and 2,460ft of climbing or 41 miles and 3,340ft
L’EROICA Rules: Bikes must be pre-1990, steel construction or ali if ALAN etc.
No Ergos or STI’s, and if possible no clipless pedals.
Meet 9:00 am Ockham Bites Café car park, Old Lane, Ockham Common, Surrey. Junction 10 M25/A3 roundabout. Café website: http://ockhambites.com
Entrance into Old Lane off roundabout A3 slip road going south, signposted Effingham
Grid ref: TQ079586 nearest postcode KT11 1ND
Contact Bob Johnson  email:  thejohnsons2@ntlworld.com ( http://www.cicliartigianali.cc )

Sunday 7 May  2017

Meridian Lightweight Ride, Cambridge
Classic British lightweights and Italian classics welcomed for this ride of  35+ miles.
The ride will be suitable for fixed wheel, if you feel so inclined, with many miles on traffic-free roads including Cambridge to St Ives busway and the Ouse Valley path.
Lunch at Fenstanton.
Start 10.00 prompt at Trumpington Road Park and Ride, Cambridge CB2 9FT
Contact Peter Underwood: email peter.underwood@tesco.net or phone 01223 565036

Sunday 7 May  2017

Twelth Major Nichols Ride
Meet 1000 at Wolverhampton Airport.  All Black Country marques welcome.
A  12 mile ride before lunch at the Red Lion, Bobbington and an optional 15 miler after lunch.
Contact: Alvin Smith: 01568 770327 or alvin.smith@btinternet.com

Sunday 7 May 2017

Along and around the Clarendon Way.   (Hants)
Post code for start point SO20 6PN
From Kings Sombourne, Hants 09.30 for 10.00 depart.
Exploring the rolling countryside along and around the ancient Clarendon Way in westerly Hampshire.
Full Details: Bob Damper 02380 263420.

Wednesday 10 May 2017

The South Yorkshire Ride.
Meet at Elsecar ( Nr Barnsley ) 10.00 for 10.30 dept.
For more details contact John Tomlinson.  0114 26836402

Sunday 21 May 2017

Reading Ride
Theale near Reading the premier lightweight ride in the UK.
An annual bicycle ride for lightweight vintage steel racing bikes
It's on the 21 MAY 2017, 10 am , Theale village Hall RG75AS,UK
L'Eroica rules apply
Facebook,   Reading lightweight Ride

Sunday 4 June 2017

The Tour of Cambridgeshire Gran Fondo is a UCI Gran Fondo World Championships Qualifying event
This year Bob Johnson has been involved in putting a Classic (pre 1987) section in this event.
Classic bike riders will have their own start gate and podiums (Age and Gender).
This is the only closed road longer distance cycle race specifically for Classic bikes anywhere in the world as far as I know.
Places will be limited so register soon.
Contct: Bob Johnson
Mobile phone number: 07968 187289

Wednesday 7 June 2017

The East Yorkshire Ride. 
Meet in the Village Hall, The High Street, Holme on Spalding Moor. 10.00 for 10.30 departure.
For further details, contact Derek Laughton. 001430 860154.

Sunday 11 June 2017

On your Midland Marques.  (Hants)
Post code for start point SO24 9JG   
From Alresford Railway Station, (Watercress Line),Hants 10.00 for 10.30 depart.
An easy ride of 30-35 miles along quiet lanes and cycle paths for marques made in and around Birmingham, all other marques of course extremely welcome, this run suitable for single speed machines as the hills are not challenging.
Full Details: Simon Turner 01962 734560.

Sunday 18 June 2017

Hill Special and Classic Lightweight  Bicycle Ride (Lans Section V-CC)
Start at Oakhill College, Wiswell Lane, Whalley BB7 9AF, 10.30 for 11.00 depart. (free parking)
25-mile ride suitable for fixed on quiet undulating lanes of the Ribble Valley
Contact Charles 01254 51302 or clarioncc@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday 9 July 2017

Lisa’s Saddlebag-Picnic Ride. (Hants)
Post code for start point PO16 8ST
Wallington, Fareham, Hants, 09.30 for 10.00 depart.
Pack your sandwiches and ginger beer! Lisa will lead us on a journey back in time, along leafy lanes and through pretty villages. We’ll enjoy a lazy picnic on soft grass at a spectacular viewpoint. Rolling terrain. Don’t forget your picnic! Pub lunch IF WET. 
Polite request, no modern machines please.
Full Details: Lisa Drummy 02392 610461.

Wednesday 12 July 2017

The West Yorkshire Ride.
Meet at The Squires Motorbike Cafe, nr Sherburn in Helmet, postal code LS25 5LX.  10.00 for 10.30 departure. 
For more details contact Derek Browne. 01274 674693

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 14,15 and 16 July 2017

The Hetchins Weekend
To receive an invitation and details in June next year, contact Judy and Anthony Falconer
Tel: 01452790577 or email:  judy@falconer1.plus.com

Sunday 16 July 2017

Jerusalem Ride - Sussex by the Sea   (Hants)
Meeting at 10.00hrs for a 10.30hrs start at Hubert Parry's house in Rustington, West Sussex, Parry set William Blake's poem to music; the ride ends at William Blake's Cottage in Felpham (West Sussex), Blake wrote Jerusalem here.
Seafront cafe to seafront cafe. The ride is approximately 22 miles (total) and takes in some quieter roads, and the villages of Climping, Horsemere Green, Yapton and Bilsham before arriving at a nice seafront cafe in Felpham. We'll stop for coffee at the architecturally interesting seafront cafe in Littlehampton after meeting at Parry's (Knight's Croft House) home.  Imperative you contact John Foster (jsfc4d(at)aol.com) if you wish to ride - or for more details.
This is a 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

Sunday 17 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 North.  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.
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).