Long Route

Ride out to the Welland Valley and up to Rutland Water returning via Kings Cliffe to Barnwell Park.

Classic Bianchi

The Bianchi Mega Pro XL was created for the 1998 Tour De France and Giro d' Italia winner Marco Pantani. The bike was custom built to compliment his riding style, he was a great climber and had a very attacking style.

 

On the day Steve from Light blue will bring some example of up to date Classics and is is hoping to ride out with us on his new steel frame made up with with Classic parts. Frames can be bought and made up from Gorilla Firm Cycling. For details click the logo above. Or if you like the looks of Kings Reynolds 853 frameset below click the image for the road.cc review.

Short Route

Ride out via Bulwick, to Kings Cliffe, Wansford and Elton returning via Polebrook to Barnwell Park.

Marco Pantani

Marco Pantani was known as the Pirate because of his shaved head, bandana and earrings. He was famous for winning the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in 1998.

 

Why not pop in to the Tap and Kitchen for an early lunch before you leave or when you return stop for a drink and a meal. There are a wide variety of ales and wines and a great selection of food. Click on the image or logo for more details.

 

 

Saturday May the 18th

 

This year we have teamed up with the Oundle Business Association who are organising the Oundle Vintage Festival a day of fun for all the family. As with previous years we have 2 lovely rides organised taking you around some of the fabulous countryside surrounding Oundle.

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The Cycle Event

All you need is a pre 2000 bike, or a modern steed to a retro design. Whether it’s a pampered and restored, or recently dusted off from your garage, join in the fun at the Classic Rally, help St Peters Church restore the town clock chimes, and for the extroverts, wear period costume to match your bike.  Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere ride a few miles around our beautiful countryside and then take in a spot of lunch at the food stalls in the Vintage Festival or one of the local hostelries , maybe even a beer. It's not a race, but there are prizes for those who's bike and costumes really look the part. There should be time for those on either the short  or the long route to listen to the wonderful brass bands will have some appropriate music played during our judging ceremony. There is an entry fee of £5 to sign up for the event, all proceeds will go to Clock Fund. 

Register On the Day

Signing up before hand is best however you will be able to register on the day as long as you arrive before 8.30. Registration is in the Church Grounds. There are various car parks around the event if you are traveling by car. 

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The Competition

To add additional interest to the event there will be a competition open to all comers who have a classic bike that fits into the categories below, bikes types can be road, mountain or just plain fun.

A.    1990 to 2000    B. 1980 to 1989    C. Pre 1980

Initial judging will take place at the muster point at the Tap and Kitchen. Seven bikes will be chosen from each category to take part in the final Judging in front of the audience and the brass bands in Barnwell park. 

Prizes

We will have some fabulous prizes donated by our local business sponsors for the best presented bike and rider combinations, details will follow shortly. 

Gorilla Firm Cycling 

The light Blue 

The Cycle Technician

Event Sponsors

The event has been supported by a number of local organisations.