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 virgin.net, 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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Origami ride - June 8th - Shrewsbury

Our June Origami ride goes from Shrewsbury. More details are here

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Orgami ride - May 11th - Milton Keynes

Our May 11th Origami ride starts and finishes in Milton Keynes. More details are here.

Origamiists on charity rides

Some Origaniists are shortly to ride their bikes for charity :
Trevor and Irene Batchelor are riding on the 2013 MacRide raising money for MacMillan Cancer Support - you can donate here.
Howard Easton is riding on the British Heart Foundation Elmwood ride - you can donate here

Monday, April 08, 2013

Origami ride - April 13th - Long Eaton

Our April 13th Origami ride will start from Long Eaton, near Nottingham. More details are here

Monday, February 25, 2013

Orgami ride SHEPPERTON March 9th

Our March 9th Origami ride will start from Shepperton, west of London. More details are here.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Map of 2013 Origami rides

Our thanks to Howard Easton, who has made a Google mash up of our planned 2013 Origami rides which can be accessed here.

Origami Ride - 9th February - Coventry

Our February Origami ride goes from the Transport Museum in Coventry on 9th February. More details are here. All welcome, especially V-CC members on their Club Luncheon weekend.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Origami ride - January12th - RAF Cosford museum

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year. Our first ride this year goes from RAF Cosford aerospace museum - further details are here.

Monday, December 10, 2012

RIP Dr Alex Moulton

We are saddened to hear that Dr Alex Moulton has died. More details are on the Moulton Bicycle Company's website. Our sympathy is with his family, friends and colleagues.

Dr Moulton was the originator of the modern small wheeled bike in the 1960's, and pretty well all small wheeled bikes can trace some of their design lineage back to these icons. His fresh engineering viewpoint will be missed in our cycling world.

The Daily Telegraph has a comprehensive obituary.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Origami ride - December 8th - Meriden, + 2013 rides

Our Saturday December 8th ride and Christmas social goes from the Tea Rooms in Meriden. More details are here, along with an outline of our rides planned for next year.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Origami ride - November 10th - Stafford

Our Saturday November 10th Origami ride starts from Stafford in Staffordshire. More details are here. All welcome on this sociable ride.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Origami ride - October 13th - Blythe Bridge

Our Saturday October 13th Origami ride goes from Blythe Bridge, Staffordshire. More details are here.

A folding bike trip across the Canadian Rockies


Ulrike Rodrigues has blogged her journey by train and folding bike (Dahon) through Western Canada, including the Rocky Mountains. It’s called “Is that a FOLDING bike?”

Warning for owners of Bike Friday Tikits

Bike Friday have issued a warning to owners of Tikits that there may be a problem leading to stem failure. They are recommending that until this is resolved you do not ride your Tikit. For further information please follow the link or visit the Bike Friday blog at http://www.bikefriday.com/momentum/tikit_stem.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Origami ride - September 15th - Swindon Smallwheels

Our September 15th ride is with the Swindon Smallwheels, starting in Swindon itself. Note that this is the third Saturday so we don't clash with the Moulton club weekend. More details are here

Cycleopedia - Watford

We don't normally plug commercial organisations on this blog, but Cycleopedia of Watford deserve a mention for not only having a 406 Kenda in stock but lending tools so that an emergency tyre change could be made for a distressed Origamiist. Thanks also to Cycle Uk in Watford for pointing us to their rivals when they had no 406's in stock.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Origami ride - August 11th - Watford / St Albans


Our August 11th Origami ride goes from Watford to St Albans and return. More details are here.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Nottingham folding bike race - July 13th

There is Folding Bike Race taking place in Nottingham next month. The race will take place on Friday 13th July at Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment, starting at 7.55 pm.


For more information and to register, please go to: http://www.cyclelivenottingham.co.uk/grand-prix.aspx

The race forms part of E.ON Cycle Live Nottingham 2012, a full weekend of cycling activity between Friday 13 and Sunday 15 July 2012. E.ON Cycle Live Nottingham will start with the E.ON Nottingham Grand Prix on Friday 13 July. The brand new event will see competitive races on a closed circuit around the streets of Nottingham, where participants will race against each other and the clock, including everything from the Sport Nottinghamshire Sports Challenge, the Raleigh Chopper Challenge and the Folding Bike Race, right through to an elite rider face-off.

If you have any questions or would like further detail, please feel free to contact 0115 925 8777.

The Folding Society has no connection with this event.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Origami ride - 9th June - Coventry

Our June 9th Origami ride starts from Coventry rail station. More details are here.  

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Photos from the Cromford ride

The ride starting at Cromford on Saturday 12th May attracted 24 riders with a mixture of machines including Bromptons (including a couple of SPs), a few Moultons (including a couple of F frames and a nice shiny Double Pylon) a brace of Airnimal Rhinos a Dahon or two, a Pacific Reach and a couple of strange machines with wheels that seemed to be clearly in excess of 20" in diameter. David Little has uploaded some photographs of the day to Picassa. They can be viewed here.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Origami ride - 12th May - The Cromford Redux

This month's ride will be a scenic ride through rural Derbyshire with many sites of early Industrial interest as well as the possibility of seeing a number of Classic Motorbikes. The ride is a rerun of the ride designed and led by Paul Evans and first run in August 2007. It was my first ride and my favourite to date. More details here.
After Lunch

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Origami ride - 14th April - MILTON KEYNES

Our April 14th Origami ride will start in Milton Keynes at 10:30 for 11am. More details are here.

Please note the change of starting place - this is because of threatened strike action by fuel tanker drivers. Our apologies for any inconvenience.