Hello and welcome to the very first Retrobike Rides Newsletter.
Each month we aim to enlighten you of all the goings on around the country that have occurred in the previous month and let you know what’s going on in the coming month.
Ridebike Rides have now been going strong for many years. At first these involved a couple of dodgy looking characters in lurid lycra meeting up in the woods to ride their retro pride and joys.
But now meetings have evolved to groups of up to 40 enthusiasts meeting up to enjoy their bikes, company and trails.
In doing so a friendly atmosphere has been created and good riding manners developed, giving Retrobike Rides their unique qualities and infectious banter.
Everyone is welcome to join Retrobike Rides and everyone is made to feel welcome when they do. All abilities are catered for with the rule being we only get round as fast as the slowest person, with short cuts and chicken runs being planned into the routes.
Retrobike Rides are non competitive with the emphasis on socialising, having fun and exploring the best new trails with people who know them well.
And of course doing it all riding old bikes.
If this appeals to you, please come and join in at one of our National or Local events.
The Retrobike National Events Calendar 2010/11
With support from
Rd 1 – Cannock Turkey Twizzler – Dec 27th (BH Monday) – POSTPONED
Rd 2 – Thetford – Jan 23rd (Sunday)
Rd 3 – Forest of Dean – 14th May (Saturday)
Rd 4 – BDW – July 22-24 (Weekend, main ride Saturday)
Rd 5 – Drumlanrig – August 14th (Sunday)
Rd 6 – Mr. K’s Day in the Peaks – Sept 10th (Saturday)
Rd 7 – Final Round (TBC) – Oct/Nov*
With the usual annual Retrobike attendance at:
- The Hell of North Cotswolds (Sunday April 10th 2011)
- Mountain Mayhem (Weekend of June 17th-19th 2011)
*The final round has been opened up for all regions to submit a bid to organise and host it. We’ll then post up their plans and every Retrobike member will have the opportunity to vote on the most popular idea. The event with the most votes will become the season finale for 2011.
Bikefood have been hugely generous in supporting our series, the opening round will be at Cannock this month. All Retrobike rides are free so get yourselves along, you’ll along be able to sample a few freebies courtesy of Bikefood.
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