Salutations Dear Reader, you may have seen the first Christchurch Vintage Bicycle Ride Press in September 2016, well I’m pleased to say we are doing it all again. Heading from the site onto Cowgrove road and taking a break at the Shapwick Hostelry this is June country lane rolling at its best. Around 16 km over a couple of hours and including a celebration ride around Wimborne in a big group-that should be superb!
Heres what I wrote last year, and guess what? If you’re a keen rider- a Beryl or Bradley, you are warmly invited to support by Marshalling the visitors to the whole shebang that is the Dorset Goes Vintage Festival over the weekend of 24,25 June 2017. Now you may have noticed thats midsummer weekend?, well doff of the cap to you, It might be lightweight tweeds we need, whatever the weather we ride. Do take a look at whats going on and be the first to get involved, Marshals recieve a weekend ticket! Just drop me a line for full info, toodle pip!
Stay the weekend, camp and enjoy the music, dancing, vintage stalls, paddle boarding and canoeing on the River Stour and the VW spirit. You do not need a VW to attend, just your fabulous clothes and a great bike.
All cyclists are entered into the Pedal & Pride Prize competitions, and prizes will be presented for Best Dressed Bicycle, Lady, Gentleman, Child, Best Dressed Group and Best Dressed Hair (both men and women). Let us know if you plan to enter a group here.
The Ride begins at 2:00 pm at the VDub at the Pub/Dorset Goes Vintage Festival (BH21 1EH). Registration opens early – giving you plenty of time to enjoy the Festival.Starting from the Festival, cycle through the lovely country roads of Wimborne Minster and enjoy the spirit of a by-gone era. Our 18 km (11 mi) journey will see us stop for a break at The Anchor Pub at Shapwick. Please bring a few sovereigns to purchase a pint or brew and support our local pubs. Then, return to the Festival to enjoy a cup of tea and the music, stalls, vintage cars and food stalls.
You are also cycling for a worthy cause as part of the proceeds will go to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
Families and the little darlings are most welcome, but please be mindful of the length of the ride.
As we are stiff-upper lip British, the event will go ahead in case of a light drizzle of rain.
So what are you waiting for ladies and gents? Grab your bicycles & canvas tents! Lace up those boots, pass the plus fours and let’s all go on a jolly cycle!