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Classic Lightweights UK
Calendar of lightweight rides
 

Calendar of lightweight rides for 2018

('Hants' in brackets denotes Hampshire Section V-CC Lightweight Ride)

DATES FOR 2018

Sunday 25 March 2018

V-CC NORTH YORKSHIRE & SOUTH DURHAM
THE JACK TAYLOR RIDE.   
Come along on your Jack Taylor and visit what’s left of the spiritual home of all those bikes produced in Stockton on Tees.  23 miles circuit of Stockton mostly on good cycle tracks and urban cyclepaths.
PLACE OF ASSEMBLY: 10.00 for 10.30 Tees Barrage Café, Stockton on Tees, TS18 2QW
Café stop at Preston Park, Eaglescliffe.
CONTACT DETAILS: John Parsons, 07718760186 or johngparsons2003@yahoo.co.uk

Saturday 14 April 2018

V-CC NORTH YORKSHIRE & SOUTH DURHAM
THE RIVER TEES RIDE.  
25 miles, Some rough tracks. Hartlepool to the River Tees and back.  Refreshment stop at Tees Barrage Café.  Then along the south bank of the river to the Transporter Bridge and back up Tees Road to Hartlepool.
PLACE OF ASSEMBLY: 10.00 for 10.30 Tesco Extra, Belle Vue Way, TS25 1UP.  Park away from the shoppers towards the roundabout.
CONTACT DETAILS: John Parsons, 07718760186 or johngparsons2003@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Yorkshire Lightweight Section, The South Yorkshire Ride
Meet at the Elsecar heritage Centre. 10.00a.am. for 10.30 departure. Ride approx 20 miles, mainly on cycle tracks.  Contact John Tomlinson 01142 683642.

Sunday 13 May 2018

V-CC NORTH YORKSHIRE & SOUTH DURHAM
CIRCUIT OF DARLINGTON.   About 24miles round the urban system of cycle paths.  Suitable for all machines. 
PLACE OF ASSEMBLY: 11.00 for 11.30 start at Morrisons, Morton Park Way, Darlington DL1 4PJ  Park away from the shoppers towards the roundabout.
CONTACT DETAILS: John Parsons, 07718760186 or johngparsons2003@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday 20 May 2018.

The Reading Ride (Theale near Reading)
The season's premier ride for lightweights
(More details to follow)
See The Reading Ride on Facebook

Sunday 3 June 2018

V-CC NORTH YORKSHIRE & SOUTH DURHAM
CIRCUIT OF SOUTH DURHAM COLLIERIES.  25 miles on some rough tracks, good tyres and wheels essential.  Café stop at Dalton Park, return via Haswell.  
PLACE OF ASSEMBLY: 11.00 for 11.30 start  The Tall Ships pub, Mulberry Rise, Hartlepool TS26 0BF
CONTACT DETAILS: John Parsons, 07718760186 or johngparsons2003@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday 20 June 2018.

Yorkshire Lightweight Section, The East Yorkshire Ride
Meet at The Village Hall car park, Holme on Spalding Moor. 10.00 a.m. for 10.30 departure. Ride approx 35 miles in The High wolds & Millington Pastures. low gears & good brakes advised.  Contact Derek Laughton 01430 860154.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday 13 - 15 July  2018

The Hetchins Weekend (more details to follow)

Wednesday 18 July 2018.

Yorkshire Lightweight Section, The West Yorkshire Ride
Meet in the cafe at the Asda Supermarket, Durkar, Wakefield. WF2 7EQ. Junct 39 M1. 10.00a.m. for 10.30 departure. Ride aprox 35 mile, mix of cycle ways & back roads, two short hills.  Contact Derek Browne 01274 674693 hdjmbrowne@talktalk.net

Wednesday 15 August 2018.

Yorkshire Lightweight Section, The North Yorkshire Ride
Meet at The Cafe & Bistro. Thorp Arch Trading Estate LS23 7FE
10.00a.m.  for 10.30 departure. Ride approx 35 miles on quite roads & cycle tracks undulating terrain. contact Derek Browne. 01274 674693 hdjmbrowne@talktalk .net

Saturday 25 August 2018 (Bank Holiday Weekend)

V-CC NORTH YORKSHIRE & SOUTH DURHAM
FIRST RIDE OF JACK TAYLOR WEEK END. 
Not very far from Stockton on Tees where all those bikes were produced. About 25 miles loop around Stokesley. An additional shorter loop can be arranged for those who request it.
PLACE OF ASSEMBLY: 12.30 for 1.00 start The Rusty Bike Café, Black Horse Lane, Swainby, North Yorkshire DL6 3EW
CONTACT DETAILS: Eric Harkins, 075277444630 or eric.harkins@btinternet.com

Sunday 26 August 2018 (Bank Holiday Weekend)

V-CC NORTH YORKSHIRE & SOUTH DURHAM
Swainby Classic Car show and display of bikes.  Ride your Jack Taylor then display it on the V-CC stand.  About 27 miles loop around Swainby and return to view the many classic cars, motorbikes, and  bicycles.  An additional shorter loop can be arranged for those who request it.
PLACE OF ASSEMBLY:10.30 for 11.00 Swainby Showground, DL6 3EW
CONTACT DETAILS: Eric Harkins, 075277444630 or eric.harkins@btinternet.com

Monday 27 August 2018 (Bank Holiday Weekend)

V-CC NORTH YORKSHIRE & SOUTH DURHAM
Concluding ride of the Jack Taylor week end about 25 miles loop around Crathorne. An additional shorter loop can be arranged for those who request it.
PLACE OF ASSEMBLY:10.30 for 11.00 start at The Rusty Bike Café, Black Horse Lane, Swainby, DL6 3EW
CONTACT DETAILS: Eric Harkins, 075277444630 or eric.harkins@btinternet.com

Sunday 9 September 2018

Annual Hurlow Ride
Approx 34 miles to Sandwich Kent, and back to start point Hampton Pier Car Park,Western Esplanade,Herne Bay, CT6 8DL opposite Hampton Pub.
Free parking,toilets, set off 10.30.
Lunch in Sandwich, cafes ,good chippy, quayside byo. All machines Bill Hurlow was associated with,others pre 1980s please.
Contact Chris Harrington -  Charrington531@aol.com

Sunday 9 September 2018

V-CC NORTH YORKSHIRE & SOUTH DURHAM
OLD RAILWAY TRACKS RIDE.  
About 28 miles with some rough tracks and short sharp climbs. Refreshment stop at Thorpe Thewles Station Cafe
PLACE OF ASSEMBLY: 11.00 for 11.30 start at Tesco Extra, Belle Vue Way, TS25 1UP.  Park away from the shoppers towards the roundabout.
CONTACT DETAILS: John Parsons, 07718760186 or johngparsons2003@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday 12 September 2018

V-CC NORTH YORKSHIRE & SOUTH DURHAM
NORTH YORKSHIRE LIGHTWEIGHT RIDE. 
About 27 miles, some hills but quiet country lanes, café stop at Yarm.
PLACE OF ASSEMBLY: 10.30 for 11.00 at Roots Café, Home Farm, East Rounton, North Yorks. DL6 2LE
CONTACT DETAILS: John Parsons, 07718760186 or johngparsons2003@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday 9 September 2018

V-CC NORTH YORKSHIRE & SOUTH DURHAM
NORTH YORKSHIRE LANES RIDE.  
25 miles along quiet country lanes loop around Kirklevington.  Café stop at Roots café, East Rounton.
PLACE OF ASSEMBLY:10.30 for 11.00 start at HMP Kirklevington Grange, Café, TS15 9PA
CONTACT DETAILS: John Parsons, 07718760186 or johngparsons2003@yahoo.co.uk