Join a genteel SW ride that harks back to a lost era

A dapper day out pedalling through Somerset

by Mark Appleton   March 25, 2011  

Vintage Kenwood Path Racer.jpg

Carbon fibre, electronic shifting and GPS-assisted navigation all have their place, but if you live in the south west and yearn for a simpler pedal-powered experience this ride might be right for you.

The Bristol Vintage Velo's aim is to celebrate cycling's rich history, and raise funds for the second edition of Bristol Cycle Festival, with “a super ride that coaxes as many dapper chaps and chapesses onto the road as possible.”

Setting off from central Bristol at what is describe as “a civilised hour”, the ride will undertake a genteel tour of some lovely Somerset countryside, via a few places of historic and scenic interest, before coming to rest at a village green for cream teas, refreshments, games and entertainment.

All ages of rider and bicycle are welcome, with prizes for the best and most imaginatively turned out, courtesy of our sponsors at Cox and Baloney’s Vintage Boutique, Bramley and Gage Gin, Hubjub and more.

Entry is £5 in new money, and places are limited, so don’t dawdle!

Your place can be procured via http://vintage-velo.blogspot.com/ which will also feature periodic updates and ramblings.