On the 17th April an eclectic bunch of vintage cycle congregated at the Clifton suspension bridge for the inaugural Bristol Vintage Velo. Lycra had been swapped for Tweed, helmets for flat caps. Joining them were LVIS‘s very own Marcus and Kirsty with Tim and Rosamond both on their tandems. The on- hand Bike repair man was busy from the start trying to repair old Dursleys and cobbling new bits together to fix old ‘’distressed ‘’ bikes.
160 bike managed to finally leave and get across the bridge to Ashton court for an impromptu game of cricket. A look alike ‘WG Grace was finally bowled out and we were off to Tynsfield House.The Ancient peleton was moving so slowly it enabling us to pop into the Failand Inn for a cheeky snifter and and pop back out to rejoin the end of the line of bikes.
At Tynsfield ,lashing of Ginger beer were imbibed and a an ice cream quaffed before the mass ‘tweed on wheels’ creaked its way to Flaxbourton Village Hall for afternoon tea and scones. Much Merriment was had basking in the sun listening to the fantastic 3 piece 1930’s band ‘Hot Potaoe syncopators’ whilst lounging around sipping Pimms. The only frenetic afternoon activity was a scone and cream making relay on bikes.
It fair to say LVIS members have never been so slow on 2 wheels and enjoyed such a thoroughly splendid day out. A big toot toot, woof woof, ding dong to fellow LVIS member Antony for organising such a splendid Doo. See you next year.