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:: Retrobike National & Regional Rides Calendar 2012 ::

Find out what's happening nationally and around the regions each month right here.

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KEY:
Green = Retrobike National Series Rides ~ (more info here)
Black = Retrobike Regional Rides organised by Retrobike Area Groups
Red = Retrobike Special Events
Orange = Other rides or events not organised by Retrobike but with a Retrobike contingent participating.
Blue = Links to Announcement and Aftermath threads containing more specific information about the ride or event.

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January

:: Saturday 14th January
Ravenscar Railway ride ~ Organised by NE&Yorks Area group
A nice gentle ride starting just North of Scarborough and following the disused railway line to Robin Hoods Bay for some fish & chips and a pint then a leisurely ride back.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Saturday 21st January
Rivington Revisited ~ Organised by NW Area group
A retro return to the trails around Rivington Country Park in Lancashire.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Sunday 29th January
MacRetro Baltic Bawbags - Dunkeld ~ Organised by MacRetro Area group
Our annual January gathering has grown and grown - around 12 miles of icy cycling followed by a bar lunch - loads of banter and a bike jumble usually happens too.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Sunday 29th January
Alconbury Midnight Growlers Winter road meet ~ Organised by Anglian & Lincolnshire Area group
The Growlers are getting together for another skinny tyred road ride taking in the best of Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire's finest B roads.
Announcement :: Aftermath

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February

:: Saturday 4th February
Haugh Woods Hereford ride ~ Organised by West Midlands Area group
We'll be venturing into the back yard of our very own Ededwards who will be guiding us through the delights of what has made him the man he is today. Not to be missed, will include pubstop.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Saturday 25th February
Retrobike National Event Series ~ Lake District - Coniston and Grizedale ~ Organised by NW Area group
Classic Lakeland riding avoiding the high mountains but taking in some fantastic retro friendly trails.
Announcement :: Aftermath

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March

:: Sunday 11th March
Isle of Wight ~ Organised by South West Area group
A hilly ride but always enjoyable with good views, not very technical, just proper old school cross country.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Saturday 17th March
Temple Newsam, Leeds ~ Organised by NE&Yorks Area group
A tour of Temple Newsam and it's bridleways, woodland and historic features then, connecting with the Trans-Pennine trail taking in locks, marina and a chip shop!
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Saturday 24th March
Retrobike National Event Series ~ Thetford ~ Organised by Anglian Area group
The best singletrack that Brendon Country Park has to offer.
Announcement :: Aftermath

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April

:: Sunday 1st April
Forest of Dean ~ Organised by West Midlands Area group
A new route for the area group with varied terrain, single track, fire track, small technical sections, some lovely hill climbs and a pub stop.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Sunday 8th April
Longendale and Woodhead ~ Organised by North West Area group
Taking in some gentle trails to the east of Hadfield and the old turnpike road made famous by Dick Turpin. Stand and deliver!
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Sunday 15th April
Hell of the North Cotswolds
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Saturday 21st April
Three Tribes "Mass Trespass"~ Organised by NE&Yorks/NW/East Mids Area groups
Commemorating Benny Rothman and the Kinder Mass Trespass by taking in a great route in the heart of the Peak District.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Saturday 21st April
The Devil's Dyke ~ Organised by South East Area group
Shortish ride of around 15 miles (ish ) with a couple of nice downhills and a couple of steepish climbs, although the pace will be slow so don't worry if you think you aren't fit enough. There will be a tea and cake stop, and a pub at the end of the ride.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Weekend of 28th-29th April
Torridon ~ Organised by MacRetro Area group
A weekend of riding in the Scottish highlands, think postcard scenery. One big ride on the Saturday and a morning ride on the Sunday. Will be fairly technical and physical.
Announcement :: Aftermath

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May

:: Saturday 5th May
West Midlands Cotswolds ride "Return to Hell"~ Organised by West Midlands Area group
With the grim taste of The Hell of the North Cotswolds still with us, what better time to return? This time it will include a pub stop though.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Sunday 6th May
Isle of Wight Randonee ~ Organised by The Wayfarer Cycletouring Club
An organised road ride with 55km or 100km options. Leisurely pace also available.
Announcement

:: Sunday 13th May
Chicksands ~ Organised by Anglian Area Group
Chicksands has loads of fantastic fast sweepy singletrack, short steep hills, tight twisty bits, fast fire roady bits, and technical man-made bermed downhill bits.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Sunday 13th May
Skipton Social ~ Organised by NE&Yorks Area Group
Classic Dales Riding.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Sunday 20th May
Wendover, Bucks ~ Organised by GrahamJohnWallace
An enjoyable ride for all abilities, which will include the occasional optional technical section. Also a chance to see and perhaps ride some Clelands and Highpaths.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Sunday 27th May
Retrobike National Event Series ~ Surrey Hills ~ Organised by SE Area group
A great ride on great trails in the North Downs.
Announcement :: Aftermath

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June

:: Saturday 2nd June
RetroRoadRide ~ Organised by West Midlands Area group
Based around the Church End Brewery, this should be a pleasant meander through rural Warwickshire with a foray into the flatlands of Leicestershire.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Saturday 9th June
Forest of Dean ~ Organised by West Midlands Area group
Typical forest single track, fire roads, technical sections and wildlife.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Weekend of 22nd, 23rd, 24th June
Mountain Mayhem
Announcement :: Aftermath

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July

:: Saturday 7th July
Retrobike National Event Series ~ Yorkshire Dales ~ Organised by NE&Yorks Area group
Probably the best moorland riding that the UK has to offer.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Sunday 15th July
Return to the Surrey Hills ~ Organised by SE Area group
After the myriad of glowing comments regarding the trails round the Surrey hills on the national rides, grd has very kindly offered to show us some more!
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Saturday 21st July
Alconbury Midnight Growlers proudly present 'The Gates of Wrath - Part III' in 3D. ~ Organised by Anglian & Lincolnshire Area group
Legendary ride taking in five bar gates, kissing gates, bridges, pubs and perhaps even the occasional stile.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Saturday 21st July
Herefordshire Road Ride III ~ Organised by West Midlands Area group
It's the last weekend of the Tour which coincides with a stunning, scenic and undulating Sportive style 80 km ride on very quiet country roads with the option of a country pub lunch/stop.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Saturday 28th July
Delamere Forest ~ Organised by North West Area group
An exploration of Delamere's singletrack network. Probably still a bit muddy this summer and apparently suitable for singlespeeds. Some sections of man made and plenty of natural woodland single track.
Announcement :: Aftermath

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August

:: Sunday 5th August
"British Steel Special" ~ Forest of Dean ~ Organised by West Midlands Area group
Typical forest single track, fire roads and wildlife in the beautiful Forest of Dean.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Sunday 5th August
The Millington Circular - The Yorkshire Wolds ~ Organised by the NE & Yorkshire area group
Rolling hills, farm tracks, single & double track and quiet country lanes.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Saturday 18th August
Retrobike National Event Series ~ Innerleithen/Tweed Valley ~ Organised by MacRetro Area group
Classic riding with the clan MacRetro north of the border.
Announcement :: Aftermath

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September

:: Saturday 1st September
Wetherby ~ Organised by North East and Yorkshire Area group
Gentle cruise along bridleways and through rural villages. Taking in historic features, two counties and a pub lunch.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Sunday 2nd September
Goyt Valley and Buxton ~ Organised by North West Area group
Typical Peak district terrain with loose rocky climbs and descents. Much of the route is on quiet lanes and some well surfaced forest fire roads.
Also includes a stop for pie and chips in Buxton.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Saturday 15th September
Retrobike National Event Series ~ Peak District - Hope & Edale ~ Organised by NW Area group
The annual Mr K's day in the Peaks.
Announcement :: Aftermath

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October

:: Sunday 14th October
Retrobike National Event Series ~ Long Mynd - Shropshire - Organised by the Midlands Area groups
A superb ride in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Sunday 28th October
Bygone Bike Jumble and Ride ~ Welton near Hull ~ Organised by NE&Yorks Area group
Starting at the bike jumble in Welton near Hull. After a good session rummaging through boxes the ride should be about 20 miles. The route will go up, down, up down round and over bumps and through some trees.
We'll try and get a stop halfway this time.
Announcement :: Aftermath

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November

:: Saturday 10th November
Newmillerdam ~ near Wakefield/Barnsley ~ Organised by NE&Yorks Area group
Riding in a country park with over 200 acres of woodland and history as far back as 1285.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Saturday 17th November
Retro Road Ride ~ Gospel Pass ~ Organised by West Midlands Area group
Quiet, undulating country roads leading from Hereford to Pandy then over Gospel Pass (highest mountain pass in Wales) to Hay-on-Wye and back to Hereford.
Announcement :: Aftermath

:: Saturday 25th November
Hobson Moor - East Manchester ~ Organised by North West Area group
Practically all off road, on a mixture of well surfaced , natural byways and some great sections of singletrack.
Announcement :: Aftermath

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December

:: Sunday 2nd December
The Wendover Bash - Annual Cleland reunion ride ~ Wendover - Buckinghamshire ~ Organised by Geoff Apps/Graham John Wallace
A chance to see and ride a Cleland. The ride is always run to the pace of the slowest rider and includes lunch stop at a pub or teashop.
The ride usually continues after dark so lights are recommended and returns to the pub in Wendover by 6pm at the latest. Any riders that want to return earlier can easily do so but would be wise to bring a suitable map compass or GPS.
More details here: --> http://clelandcycles.wordpress.com/weekend-rides/

:: Bank Holiday 27th December
The Turkey Twizzler ~ Cannock ~ Organised by S&W Mids Area group
The classic annual festive visit to Cannock for mulled wine, mince pies and possibly even a bit of riding.
Announcement
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