Old Ned wrote:
I saw this on the Classic Lightweights site and was really interested but I've just got back from a few days in Wycombe and have no intention of going back for some time (I'm allergic to my mother-in-law).
Sounds like a good day out for our members in the area.
Do you have any more information about this High Wycombe Lightweight Group?
Hey, you could still come on the ride without visiting your mother in law! It's certainly a good day out.
The High Wycombe Lightweight Group is a new section of the Veteran Cycle Club created only a few weeks ago and it was basically my idea, then taken up by Francis Thurmer who runs a cycle parts shop in High Wycombe called 'Hard to Find'.
The reason for starting the group was to organise rides for people interested in quality lightweights from the second half of the 20th century (broadly speaking).
We are doing one ride a month (first Sunday) and one midweek ride (third Wednesday) throughout the summer and probably into the winter if there is enough interest. Getting enough interest is the key - there were just four of us on the first ride, but I know there will be at least eight of us for the Red Kite ride.
Although there are other lightweight rides organised by branches of the V-CC, most ride organisers seem to discourage bikes newer than 1960. We want to include the post-1960 machines.
For further info, I can be contacted on 07737 146671 (or send a PM).
1996 TJ Flying Gate, 1989 Concorde Aquila, 1969 curly Hetchins Magnum Bonum, 1956 Bates BAR, 1955 Gillott, 1955 Claud Butler Avant Coureur Special, 1953 Ernie Clements Special Course, 1950 Granby, 1948 FH Grubb lugless, 1938 WJ Hood Palace Special