Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Origami ride - 8th August - Didcot

Our August 8th Origami ride goes from Didcot through some lovely Oxfordshire villages to a country pub for lunch and return. More details are here.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Origami ride - July 11th - Northampton

Our July 11th Origami ride will start and end in Northampton, going through the village of Moulton. I guess Brampton is the nearest Northamptonshire gets to Brompton. Anyway, more details of the sociable ride are here.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Origami ride - Rugeley, Staffs - June 13th

Our June Origami ride goes from Rugeley in Staffordshire through the beautiful Cannock Chase. More details are here - all welcome on this sociable ride.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Origami ride - May 9th - Milton Keynes

Our May 9th Origami ride starts in Milton Keynes - more details are here. Everyone welcome on this sociable ride.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Origami ride - 11th April - Bath

Our Bath Two Tunnels ride starts in Batheaston, near Bath on 11th April. The ride will be quite short and fairly flat - more details are here

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Origami ride - March 14th - Nottingham

Our March 14th Origami ride goes from Nottingham, and the route includes a visit to a traditional cheese creamery. More details are here.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Death of Phil Wray - a personal tribute

Apologies for this post - I can still post here, even though I would not do so now in other than exceptional circumstances, which these are.

Please see Paul Evans' previous post about the death of Phil Wray - I'm devastated to hear of this. He was such an important person in cycling, especially the history of cycling, cycles and through the V-CC. He was someone who contributed a lot - someone that I would feel privileged to call a friend, even if of late I have not been able to get to Folding Society Rides.

I have happy memories of taking part in many rides with him and Lorna. We are all much the poorer for his death, and condolences to the family.


Phil Wray

We are distressed to learn of the death of Phil Wray. Phil was a staunch supporter of the Origami rides, as well as being a tireless worker for the Veteran-Cycle Club. He will be much missed.

Origami ride - February 14th - Leominster, Herefordshire

Our February 14th Origami ride goes from Leominster in Herefordshire. More details are here. All welcome on this sociable ride.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Origami ride - January 10th 2015 - RAF Cosford, Shropshire

Our first Origami ride of 2015 goes from the RAF Museum at Cosford, Shropshire on Saturday January 10th. More details are here. All welcome on this sociable ride.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

2015 Origami rides - proposed diary

Our proposed Origami 2015 rides diary has been published, and is available here. Hope to see you sometime next year on our sociable rides.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Origami ride - December 13th - Meriden, West Midlands

Our December 13th Origami ride goes from the Tea Rooms in Meriden, in an echo of Origami rides from the past. More details are here.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Origami ride - November 8th - Penkridge, Staffordshire

Our Saturday November 8th Origami ride starts in Penkridge, Staffordshire. All welcome on this friendly ride - more details are here.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Origami ride - 11th October - Tutbury, Staffordshire

Our October 11th Origami ride leaves from Tutbury and gently meanders through the Staffordshire countryside to lunch at the Burton Bridge Inn, home of the Burton Bridge Brewery. More details are here.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Origami ride - Swindon Smallwheels - September 20th

As usual in recent times, our September 20th ride is combined with the Swindon Smallwheels ride, starting in Swindon, Wiltshire. NOTE this is the third Saturday to avoid clashing with the (usual) Moulton Bicycle Club Bradford on Avon weekend.  A quiet ride with a country pub lunch stop.  More details are here.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Origami ride - Didcot - August 9th

Our August 9th Origami ride is from Didcot in Berkshire. More details on this social ride are here.

Academic small wheels

Taylor and Francis, who are academic publishers, have given free access to 100 cycling related academic papers until 31st August in celebration of the Tour De France.

One of the papers made temporarily available which may be of interest to Origamiists was written by Bruce Epperson with considerable input from Tony Hadland, Origamiist, erudite Moulton and cycling historian. The paper, which highlights some social perceptions relating to the original Moulton F-frame, the RSW, and the Raleigh 20, is available here.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Origami ride - 12th July - Duffield, Derbyshire

Our July 12th Origami ride goes from Duffield in Derbyshire to Wirksworth, roughly following the Ecclesbourne Valley heritage Railway. The ride will be hilly, but we should be rewarded with excellent views - more ride details are here.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Origami ride - 14th June - Birmingham

Our June 14th Origami ride goes from Moor St Station in central Birmingham, and includes views of Spaghetti junction as you've probably never seen it. More details are here.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Origami ride - 10th May - Milton Keynes

Our 10th May Origami ride starts and ends in Milton Keynes, via Newport Pagnell, Castlethorpe and the Gand Union towpath. More details are here.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Origami ride - April 12th - Richmond, London

Our April 12th Origami ride goes from Richmond in London and takes in Richmond Park and some of the Thames Path . More details are here.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Origami ride - March 8th - HAGLEY (WEST MIDLANDS)

Our Saturday March 8th Origami ride goes from Hagley in the West Midlands to the Severn Valley Railway station at Kidderminster, and return. More details are here.

Please note that the location has changed due to extensive flooding in the Ludlow area and around the Welsh Marches.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Origami ride - February 8th - Melton Mowbray

Our February 8th Origami ride goes from Melton Mowbray. It's a repeat of the enjoyable scenic ride we had last year, but hopefully with fewer punctures ! More details are here.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Origami ride - January 11th - RAF Cosford, Shropshire

Our first ride of 2014 starts from the RAF Museum at Cosford, Shropshire on Saturday January 11th. The advantage of the museum is that if the weather is too poor to ride, we can spend the day inside an interesting museum. More details are here.

Origami rides 2014

The planned schedule of Origami rides for next year 2014 has been posted here.
A map showing the start location of each ride has been produced by Howard Easton - thanks, Howard !

Festive greetings to all riders and ride leaders - look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Origami ride - December 14th - Coventry

Our next Origami ride is on December 14th from Coventry Transport Museum, unless the weather is too nasty, in which case we'll stay warm and dry in the museum.  More details are here.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Subscribers with UK Cable company addresses

Subscribers to our Origami ride notification emails who have a UK Cable company address may not have received this months reminder. There seems to be a problem communicating with, ntlworld, blueyonder etc addresses´╗┐.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Origami Ride - November 9th - Melton Mowbray and The Vale of Belvoir

Our next Origami ride is on November 9th, starts in Melton Mowbray (Leicestershire) and will go North into the Vale of Belvoir.  More details are here.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Origami Ride - October 12th - Duffield, Derbyshire

Our October 12th Origami ride starts from Duffield in Derbyshire, and runs near the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway heritage line to their station in Wirksworth. More details are here.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Origami ride - September 21st - Swindon Smallwheels

Our September 21st ride joins up with the Swindon Smallwheels ride, and, naturally, starts in Swindon. Note that this is the third Saturday in September. More details are here.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Origami ride - Saturday 10th August - Didcot and South Oxfordshire

Our August 10th Origami ride starts from Didcot and meaders through some South Oxfordshire villages before returning. More details are here.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Origami ride - July 13th - Leominster

Our July 13th Origami Vintage ride starts and finishes in Leominster. Participants are asked to ride their older folder/smallwheeled bike if possible. More details are here.