Driving is undeniably expensive, but it should be pointed out that you don't have to attend all the National Series rides to get a good Retrobike ride.
The idea behind the series was to get some great rides spaced out across the country.
Look, here is a map to illustrate my point:
Now we don't want to be accused of encouraging lengthy and expensive car journeys just for the sake of a few rides. But by having rides all across the UK increases the chances of a ride being within striking distance for lots of people. It's entirely down to the individual as to whether they can justify the time and cost of making potentially very long journeys.
Car sharing is definitely to be encouraged though.
Along with the National Series, we also have a thriving regional riding set up, with Area Event Coordinators (AECs) and Deputies organising rides throughout the year and throughout their local areas.
So if you haven't been on a Retrobike ride yet, and you can't make any of the Nationals then make your way over to your regional sub forum
to see what's happening near to you.
You could also get a Smart ForTwo with a bike rack and keep below 65mph all the way...