Book now to take part in the inaugural Christchurch Vintage Bicycle Ride on Saturday 17thSeptember 2016. About 200 cyclists will leisurely set out from Christchurch Quay for a ride with a bit of style, stopping for a tea break at Mudeford Harbour before returning to Christchurch Quay for a picnic.
The Ride begins at 12:30 pm at Christchurch Quay, BH23 1PY with a Group Photo at 12 noon.
Registration opens from 10:00 am – giving you plenty of time to enjoy the Christchurch Family Fun Day and various stalls.
Starting from Christchurch Quay, cycle through lovely Christchurch and Mudeford and enjoy the spirit of a by-gone era. Our 12 km (7 mi) journey will see us stop at Mudeford Quay for a Tea Break, provided by the Christchurch Harbour Hotel, and then back to Christchurch Quay for a yummy mini-Afternoon Tea from the Captain’s Club Hotel – all the while knowing that you are cycling for two worthwhile causes – The Bournemouth Hospital Charity and CODA Music.
During the cycle, Marshals will ride along with you and direct you through intersections. There will be some off-road bicycle paths but the route is easy one and suitable for all cycling abilities. Families are very welcome.
Event Chair, Christina Pengelly, said “we’re delighted that people are signing-up to join us with their bicycles and planning to dress in their finest tartan, tweed and vintage regalia on a celebration of style over lycra, and join in the fun on our jolly bike ride.”
Prizes will be presented for Best Dressed Bicycle, Best Dressed Woman, Man, Child, Best Dressed Group and Best Dressed Moustache.
Tickets are £10 per adult (over 12 years), £8 children (under 12 years), £34 for Family of Four. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite: https://christchurchvintageride.eventbrite.co.uk. Ticket prices include tea at Mudeford Quay and a mini-Afternoon Tea picnic at Christchurch Quomps after the ride.
As we are stiff-upper lip British, the event will go ahead in case of a light drizzle of rain. If heavy rain does occur, the event will be postponed to another Saturday.
So what are you waiting for ladies and gents? Lace up those boots, pass the plus fours and let’s all go on a jolly cycle!