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Chiltern Cycling Festival, Penn House, Amersham

The Chiltern Cycling Festival continues to grow and offers 30, 60 and 100 mile sportives, a classic bicycles retro ride. Concours D'elegance of vintage cycles and vehicles, great food and music to entertain.

Set in the grounds of the delightful Penn House you really couldn't wish for a better spot for a day out. A great atmosphere and family friendly with lots to see and do for all.

Road Rags will be there and we look forward to seeing old friends and new...


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to Jun 19

L'Eroica Britannia 2016

Once again we will be attending L'Eroica Britannia at the wonderful Bakewell Showground in Derbyshire, from June 17 -19. A three day cycling and family festival with great music, food and entertainment.

The main ride on the Sunday will have 5,000 riders choosing one of three distances and all will enjoy some very English feeding stations along the the way, riding classic bikes and wearing vintage styles.

It's a great weekend and fun for all. Come along and say 'hello' to us on the Road Rags stand....see you there!

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Chenies Velo Classique

We are pleased to be attending the Chenies Velo Classique that was a great ride for some of our team last year. The Road Rags stand will be there with a display of our renovated vintage British lightweight bikes to be viewed as well. A few details on the ride are below;

The Chenies Velo Classique is a fantastic day out for anyone who appreciates the passion, elegance and heritage of Cycling both past and present. With 3 distances of sportive (100, 60 and 30mile) based in and around the Chiltern Hills. fully supported, the rides will start and finish in the beautiful grounds of Chenies Manor, Buckinghamshire just North of London and wind there way through the lanes and iconic climbs that make this area such a magnet for cyclists. 

PLUS there is a 30 mile RETRO CLASSIQUE  (for pre 1989ish bikes!) ridden in the style of Cyclings Golden eras - riders are asked to dress in suitable attire and enter into the retro inspired "spirit of racing"

All routes will have the option to ride sections of the Chilterns very own "Strada Bianca" these ancient chalk bridleways through beech lined woods will be fully sign posted for you to savour the delights of riding in the style of the legendary champions of past eras!

With picture perfect routes, feed stations and mechanical support at all key points along the way, along with clear signage and downloadable mapping for each distance, you can rest assured you'll get the very best ride possible. All routes will return to the "Manor" with a warm welcome from the crowds enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of the Chenies Velo Village. The sportives are the flagship event of the day which is a celebration of all things cycling for the whole family.

Rider entries include access to the beautiful grounds & gardens of Chenies Manor, with its Country House feel why not tag a Champagne Pic-nic or Cream tea onto the end of your ride and enjoy a quintessentially British Bank Holiday.

Vintage Club Run & Concours d'Elegance
It's all about the simple enjoyment of riding your "Classic" bike on a Summers day in a beautiful setting with a splash of elegance, style and fun.

From traditional wicker baskets to Classic lightweights expect plenty of retro inspired High Jinx - there are no set rules governing the bikes age as long as you enter into the spirit you will be in good company. Make time for a glass of Pimms at the end or enjoy the Vintage stalls, fashions & collectables
The route of 5-8km is a great way to simply ride your bike with friends new and old. Start will be at approx.12.30.and takes in lap of the grounds with stunning views across the Chess valley.

And remember there's the Concors d'Elegance parade where entrants with Vintage Club Run numbers will be informally judged on bikes, deportment and the style that best reflects cycling’s golden eras, with podium presentations and rossettes for all winners.

Riders are welcome to relax in the grounds with friends and family and enjoy the rest of the day’s events, including access to the maze and gardens. For a small fee visitors will even be able to view the Manor house.


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to Jun 21

L'Eroica Britannia 2015

After a truly fantastic weekend at L'Eroica Britannia 2014 we couldn't wait to book in again for next year. The shifts have been split so we  can join in the rides as well as man the Road Rags stand. A weekend of cycling, films, bars, music and great food, bike jumbles and bouncy castles. Whether camping or staying near by we really do have to recommend this weekend for some great riding with a vintage theme and feel. Fun for all the family. free entry to the show area.

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to Dec 7

Spin London Xmas 2014

Spin London Xmas 2014 will be based at Rochelle School, Arnold Circus, Shoreditch  E2 7ES.  Free entry to this show of everything cycling. Christmas gifts, craft beer and mulled wine and more.....come on down and get your christmas merino from the Road Rags stand, all boxed and wrapped ready for the tree!

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to Aug 31

Chatsworth Country Fair

A beautiful setting for a truly magnificent country fair. Hot air balloons, cooking demonstrations from Mary Berry, Falconry, Medieval jousting, the White Helmets motorcycle display team and a fly past by the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Wing. Many trade and food stands abound.

We look forward to being there and meeting the crowds that attend every year.

Chatsworth House, Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP

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to Jul 27

Orbital Cycling Festival, Goodwood

The second year of this event. Many rides throughout the weekend for all levels and all the family. Many stands and attractions in the most eloquent of settings make this event feel like a step back in time. 

Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex, PO1 80X


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Tour de France, Stage 3

Come and watch the riders pass by from our own cycling festival. The tour will pass and the cricket club will be open. The build up to their arrival is as memorable as the speeding cyclists in their team colours. Food and cycling stalls will be on the grounds of this lovely club. see the Tour pass by in all it's glory!

Come along, it's free....

Woodford Green Cricket Club, High Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 0X

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to Jun 22

L'Eroica Britannia

Having been to L'Eroica Italy the last few years and knowing something of the organisers and the routes this will be a great festival of cycling. The Tour de France in the UK will be a great event to watch later in the year but the participation and camaraderie of L'Eroica events make this the stand out weekend in the UK for us this year. 

Free entry to the festival far all.

The Bakewell Showground, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AQ




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to Jun 15

Sussex Country Show

This show we are looking forward to immensely. Set in the beautiful grounds of the Parkham Estate, a little sunshine will ensure thisis a great day out for all the family.

Parkham Park, West Sussex RH20 4HS


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