What’s On In 2020?
Below is the list of our official 2020 Club Events. If you’re looking for non-club events such as the various auto-jumbles and cycle-jumbles to attend then you can find them here: Other Events. Past events are available for reference.
26th January 2020
Meet at 10:30 for an 11:00 start at Shore Road Car Park, Warsash. Lunch will be taken at the Golden Bowler at Stubbington. Please phone in advance to book lunch. Back to 72 Brook Lane, Warsash for tea and cakes.
- Dorcas Webber
23rd February 2020
BOB POUND MEMORIAL RIDE
Meet at 10:00 am for 10:30 am start at car park just past Esso garage on RHS of main Hayling Road. (There is another car park just before Esso
garage). Lunch will be taken at the Barley Mow, West Town, Hayling Island.
- Alan Maurer
29th March 2020
Meet at a members house at 10:00 am for a 10:30 am start, contact for details. Large tricycles can be a challenge getting through the “kissing” gates at either end of Bushy Park. The ride does go along the Thames path and one section can be a bit ‘lumpy’ so not suitable for solid tyres or tricycles.
Lunch will be taken at Hampton Court Palace, there are plenty of seats in the garden for those who wish to bring their own picnic lunch. All are invited back for tea at the club members home.
- Dave Gray
14th June 2020
WINCHESTER CRITERIUM AND CYCLEFEST
This is an interesting event in the centre of Winchester, an historic city with lots of attractions. At this event there is also stunt riding, racing and other cycle related displays. Please contact Alan Webber if you are able to attend. We have put on a display for the last 5 years mainly static. The early machines lead off the family cycling event around Winchester, please note cycle helmets are compulsory for those who want to join the family cycle ride. In the afternoon there is a high standard of cycle racing to watch.
- Alan Webber
5th July 2020
THE ELLIS JOURNEY
We would club members to bring their Victorian Machines down to the finish at Datchet for the Ellis Journey. (The 125th Anniversary celebration of the first UK recorded motorised carriage journey).
Free vehicle parking in Datchet, no entry fee. Many activities on the green.
- Alan Webber
16th-20th July 2020
HENLEY TRADITIONAL BOAT RALLY
Our usual format of cycle display, illuminated bike ride and costume bike ride. This year’s dress code for Friday night is UNIFORMS. Camping from Thursday through to Monday. Please note the 2020 event is now completely booked, details will be emailed in due-course.
If you want to see what we get up to; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCfazlb8UR4.
- Dave Gray
2nd August 2020
EDWARDIAN OPEN DAY AT TWYFORD WATERWORKS
This is a ride with a scheduled ancient monument, near Winchester.
- Bob Damper
18th-20th September 2020
64th NATIONAL RALLY NAVCC
The Solent Veteran Bicycle & Tricycle Club are hosting the 64th National Rally this year. For 2020 we are returning to Fishbourne Community Centre, 46 Blackboy Lane, Chichester, PO18 8BE.
There will be camping available, from midday Friday to Monday morning, in the field with toilets. We have been informed that showers are currently being built/renovated and should hopefully be available at the centre by this event (This is still to be confirmed). There are two small play parks for the younger entrants, as well as plenty of space on the camping field.
They have a bar and catering facilities with breakfast available at cost on Saturday and Sunday morning. They serve Fish and Chips or Sausage etc on the Friday evening which will be priced as per their menu. On Saturday evening there will be a barbecue and entertainment (£6.50 for adults, £5.00 for under 14’s). Sunday morning tea and coffee will be available before the event begins, roast lunch and pudding will be before the presentations (£13.00 for adults, £7.00 for under 14’s – including puddings). Vegetarian options are available.
As the host club we are looking forward to welcoming people to the south coast and plan to organise a static display of the history of cycling, interesting rides in the local area and the usual cycle jumble. The Community Centre have been very accommodating to our requests and are looking forward to supporting us throughout the weekend.
For SVBTC members more details will be supplied in an email along with an entry form. Please use the dedicated email address below if you have any questions regarding this special event.
- Graeme / Vall Gill
- See 2021 Event
4th October 2020
(Provisional) To be confirmed in Autumn Newsletter
22nd November 2020
Brookfield Hotel, Emsworth. Full details will be in the Autumn Newsletter.
- Michael Gray
28th, 29th & 30th Nov 2020
VICTORIAN FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS
This event will be held at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, more details to follow.
- Michael Gray
More events will be added to the 2020 diary in due course, please check again soon