Old Bloke On An Old Bike

The story of the restoration of a 1950s classic bicycle for a Land's End – John O'Groats charity ride in aid of Alzheimer's Society

27 Jun 2015: A century ride

Riding a hundred miles is something that most cyclists want to do at some time. I’ve never gone that far before in a single day’s ride, so it was time … Continue reading

June 28, 2015

21 Jun 2015: Eroica Britannia!

Went to the Eroica Britannia vintage bike festival. A great occasion, with hundreds of wonderful old bikes on view and some bizarre appearances. My favourite – a Bianchi owner with … Continue reading

June 28, 2015

30 May 2015: Training begins….

A chance to do a long ride yesterday, to begin the year-long training campaign. We arranged to meet some of the family for lunch at 12.15 at Hemingford Grey – … Continue reading

May 31, 2015

25 Apr 2015: We have a logo!

I am assured by my friends in PR (who are not numerous) that every serious enterprise needs a logo. So here it is, cunningly constructed from two letters “O” in … Continue reading

April 25, 2015

12 Apr 2015: Our first test – Eroica Britannia

The Ellis-Briggs will face her first serious test in June, at the Eroica Britannia – a wonderful festival for vintage (pre-1987) bikes, held in Bakewell Derbyshire. There are three routes … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 1 Comment