Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Origami ride - June 11th - Droitwich, Worcestershire

Our June Origami ride goes from Droitwich in Worcestershire. All welcome on this sociable ride - more details are here.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Origami ride - May 14th - Loughborough, Leicestershire

Our May 14th Origami ride goes from Loughborough, in the East Midlands. More details of our sociable ride are here.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Origami ride - April 9th - Heyford, Oxfordshire

Our April Origami ride goes from Heyford in Oxfordshire. More details of this friendly ride are here

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Origami ride - Derby - March 12th

Our Saturday March 12th ride goes from Derby. More details are here. All welcome on this sociable ride.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Apologies - Origami contact email now working

The contact email address on the Foldsoc and Origami ride web pages has not been working recently after our ISP changed ownership. This has now been fixed.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Origami ride - February 13th - Nottingham

Our February 13th Origami ride goes from Nottingham. All welcome on this friendly ride, when we hope to visit the grave of Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer. More details are here.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Origami rides 2016

Our programme of Origami rides for 2016 has been published here.

Oriami ride - Cosford - January 9th

Our January 9th Origami ride starts from the RAF Museum, Cosford, Staffordshire. More details are here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Origami ride - Meriden - December 12th

Our December 12th ride will start in Meriden, Warwickshire which used to be our regular starting point. All welcome on this friendly ride - more details are here.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Origami ride - October 14th - Stafford

Our 14th October Origami ride goes from Stafford. All welcome on this friendly ride - more details are here.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Origami ride - Longport, Staffordshire - Saturday October 10th

Our October 10th Origami ride starts in Longport near Stoke on Trent and goes to the Apedale Country Park for lunch. All welcome on this short friendly ride - more details are here.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Origami ride - Swindon Smallwheels - September 19th

Our September 19th Origami ride is combined with Swindon Smallwheels. More details of our sociable ride are here.

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.