Here is a little guide
Baker's Dozen Occasion & Ride
Saturday 1st July 2017
The ticket buttons are at the bottom of the page
Some truly super-duper live music has been booked for the day.
We'll gather from 9:30 am to sign on and meet our fellow riders in Seaton at
Here we shall partake in a morning cup of coffee or tea to revive us from such a terribly early start and our very dear friends the Liberty Sisters will be there to entertain us! Huzzah!
Just to let you know, you'll need to purchase a ticket prior to arrival as we have limited the ride number to
about 150, due to venue & catering restrictions.
After a chat and a cuppa it will be time for the
with the Town Crier,
which should be at 10:30 am (ish).
This will be a fine time to test your bells and horns as well as your vocal cords for a few "Huzzah" calls!
We welcome with open arms members of the public who would like to meet the riders and their magnificent machines, so do drop in to say "hello".
We shall then endeavour to cycle in a gentle, yet joyful manner along some roads and cycle paths until we reach The White Hart in Colyford for a light buffet style snack and where you may purchase refreshments.
This is now a fine time to practice the art of conversation, to renew old friendships and meet new riders. Having refuelled, we shall make our way up a little incline (we know, we all prefer level, but this is Devon), followed by a return favour from gravity to take us into
Fear not, there is a path and we shouldn't need a boat!
By then, it will be time for tea & cake as we mingle in a peaceful setting amidst mother nature, near the Discovery Hut. If it's all going to plan, we should be there by about 1:00 o'clock, so if you're not cycling and would just like to pop along to meet the riders and admire their steeds, this would be a wonderful opportunity.
Once we're topped up we shall then mount our steeds, cycle back into Seaton (again tooting horns and ringing bells) and make our way to picnic and play in Cliff Field Gardens overlooking the sea and the Jurassic Coast.
This will be a time to enjoy a glass of Venton's Cyder, tuck into your picnic and take part in perhaps some croquet and perhaps a little Pétanque?
In addition, one of our favourite groups, La Vie en Rose will be playing their foot tapping gypsy jazz, whilst all around us a vintage style fayre has on offer: gifts, crafts, pottery, cakes, desserts, savories, soup & hot spiced apple drink, cream teas (of course) and with entertaining acts taking place just for our amusement!
We shall also use this magical setting to award a few prizes to our competition winners as well as hold our traditional charity draw for Headway Devon. We are very grateful to our regular rider & talented artist David Stansfield who has donated a lovely signed print to help raise money for Headway Devon.
Once you've purchased a ticket, full details of the day will be sent to you nearer the event, so you'll know just what to expect and bring. However here is a little advanced list:
A. Tea and coffee will be available to all ticket holders, together with buffet snacks at our main stop and cakes at our tea stop.
B. A welcome Venton's Cyder, as is our tradition, will be served at the finish of the ride.
C. You will need to bring your own picnic for the park and ideally a rug.
Sunday 2nd July 2017
Seaton Cycle Fest
& Tweed on the Trams
A little extra for you all, in particular for those local or near to Seaton and those staying over. On Sunday 2nd, it is with a magnificent schedule of races for us all to watch.
In addition, we have booked the 11:00 o'clock tram in the morning for 30 Velo Vintage riders and intend to travel up the valley, enjoy lunch and return to watch the racing and festivities.
Seaton Tramway has kindly provided us with 30 tickets and we will be asking for a minimum donation of £5.00 per person/ticket (normally £10.00), all of which we go to Headway Devon.
Please contact Alistair if you're interested. Just click the tram below for an email address. Huzzah!
"As both man and boy it has been plain to see
That trams are a thing that were special to me."
by Sue Betts, shared with us by our riders John & Jannie K.
Velo Vintage is donating £2.00 to Headway Devon for each adult ticket sold. In addition, as regular riders know, we shall be holding our charity draw Roz's Raffle, at the end of the ride and welcome any gifts/prizes that you'd like to donate. Thank you. Oh, by the way, if you are able to pay by a bank transfer (BACS), that would be terrific. Just click this button and email your details and how many tickets you'd like.
The Ticket Prices for The Baker's Dozen Velo Vintage Occasion & Ride
are as follows:
Free! Children 13 years of age, and
younger go free, however we think it would be good form if their mother or
father or an adult accompanied them and of course purchased their own ticket> Please advise us of all your children's names.
21 Guineas (£22.05) each for
a single adult ticket
£2.00 of which will go to Headway Devon.
Please add all rider names
in the box above and then click "Add to Cart" Hopefully this will
work. If so, shout "Huzzah!"
14 Guineas (£14.70) each for
a single child
A junior rider is 14 years
old and up to 17 years. Once you get to 18 years, we think you should purchase
an adult ticket as above (Junior riders must be accompanied).
Please add all of the junior
rider names in the box above and click "Add to Cart".
Dogs, cats & mice can accompany you for free if
they are of a size to be carried in a basket or sidecar. Actually most animals
can travel with you if you can pop them into a basket, however do try to keep
them under control as lively animals and bicycles don't always mix that well.
Dog Owners: We have a slight problem this year, as dogs are not allowed in Cliff Field Gardens, where the ride finishes.
We can take cash or cheques,
we might even barter for an old bicycle, a bicycle part, old oil lamps, a
chicken, a horse, a coat or a hat. However do let us know very quickly as
tickets are rather limited. You can reach us via the contacts page.
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