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'Dr' Steve Peat has somehow found time to plan what is sure to be a mouth-watering 4th annual Wharncliffe Weekender, despite his hectic racing schedule and his new found profession, delivering babies! Little did Sheffield University know last year that the honorary doctorate awarded in 2008 was to pre-empt the delivery of son number 2. All this when the UCI Downhill World Cup is now in full swing with Steve having a blistering start and leading the points series with 2 wins and a podium in...
Yes, the annual peaks ride is back! (well, two years running now ;)) Expertly organised by our very own MrK, this is more than just a meet! A great ride, unofficial awards, pub quiz , random detours and extreme banter will all feature. More details can be found in the discussion thread ongoing here.. All welcome, ability/fitness not important (as you will see) - look forward to seeing you there!
you'll meet the Retrobike mods... so be afraid be very afraid and don't forget your banjo....
The mighty Gump will be leading you all around the best that Afan has to offer, not to be missed !!
Last weekend saw 18 intrepid RetroBikers take on the challenge of the peaks, read how we got on in the Forum
Thats right, the Autumn meet is upon us.. Tomorrow morning an intrepid gang/gaggle/group (what is the collective term for RetroBikers ??) will set off from hayfield for a merry old jaunt across the peaks.. expect mechanical failure, awesome annodising, and more stories of how we could all have been contenders !! See y'all there... if I'm not still stuck on the M25 at Heathrow....
Last Saturday (24th March) saw the the first RetroBike meet of 2007, 27 members descended on the North Downs and had a blast around the trails. To read a full account of the day and see some pictures of the bikes on show read on or check out this thread in the Rides/Meets forum. The scene was set, the time was finally upon us, after nearly 4 months of pulsating expectation the day had arrived for the RetroBike Spring Meet 07. The previous months of secret training, the mass accumulation...
The first ride and meet of the year will be on Saturday 24th March 2007 on the North Downs. Get those retro steeds dusted off and ready to ride ! Time and exact location TBA.
Saturday saw the latest UK Retrobike meet take place at Cannock Chase. Everybody was riding retro, from an 89 Nishiki through a few Fats to a '97 Kona. Jezza and Trimble More pictures in the gallery with details in the forum.
April the 2nd saw fifteen hardy souls brave the rain to meet up at Cannock Chase in the Midlands, UK. Plenty of fine retro kit was on display including 2 Kleins, 3 Fats, a Yeti, Ibis, Pace and Roberts. Gump and Sylvain The morning saw the large group tackle the 8 mile 'Follow the Dog' trail. The inevitable mechanicals and mixture of skill and fitness levels meant this was a leisurely loop. Following a lunch taken sheltered in swinnertons bikes the remenants of the group set out for an...
The first UK retro ride of the year is taking place this year in Cannock Chase on Sunday April 2nd 2006. Meet 11am at Birches visitors centre. All welcome, but bring your retro rigs and kit. More details in the forum here.
This scan supplied by CK deserves a place on the front page. It's a poster for one of the original Repack Downhill races along with a poster advertising a ride out of Fairfix.
Andy from Yetifan has kindly supplied some pictures of last year's UK Retro Meet in Cheddar (the place, not the cheese). The pictures can be found in the gallery, here.
A little late I know, but the report from the UK SSMM retro meet on 26th June can be found in the forum. As a taster here's a picture of the Mountain Goat voted best in show by one and all.
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