Thames Valley Centre Events

Most of our events during the year are club runs. All We organise frequent runs to interesting venues, mostly on weekends but some mid-week as well. Our runs are well controlled by the Run Leader and Back Marker with a comfortable pace aimed to suit the riders and bikes. We also join up with other Centre’s runs and will lead our group to the meeting point. For dates of planned runs see below.

Get on Jon’s email list and join us on a run, you won’t regret it.

From time to time we also organise events mostly on Club nights, such as our popular Question nights on technical Velo matters of guest speakers – see Events List below.

2022 Events List

Update 20th June 2022

We have decided to continue to hold our 2nd Tuesday meetings at lunchtime for June, July and August and the 4th Tuesday will now be evening starting at 7:00 to 7:30.  We will return to all lunchtime in September 2022. We are gradually updating the calendar of events for 2022 below as we put together our plans and the dates for external events are known.

Mid week runs

We will aim to have at least one per month hopefully more from Spring to Autumn and we have a small team of volunteers to try to achieve this. Generally confirmed within a weeks notice to fit in with weather and member availability. Any changes or cancellation will be via our email circulation list so contact Jon Dunsdon to get on his list to get the final details of the meeting place.

We are considering some other runs to be added to those below so watch this space.

2022 Events List

January 2022

TV Velocette AGM – Now Postponed . We will try to hold the AGM as soon as it is safe to do so, and will look at the situation of perhaps holding it in March 2022, and will advise members here and by email.

February 2022

February 22nd – Technical Question Meeting – We are planning to hold this in the Rising Sun and an email will be sent out in advance detailing how we plan to manage it.  The session will be chaired by Stuart McGuigan of Criterion.

March 2022

Update – March 16th Wednesday Run is Postponed to Tuesday 22nd – Rigid/modest pace Run as the first run of the season, not too long, just to get us started. Come on any bike, will be at a rigid but at a gentle pace so you won’t feel rushed. Pleasant amble through the Berkshire Downs for about 30 miles through roads that you may not have been on before to finish at the Rising Sun at about noon for our regular club meeting.  Meet in the rear car park of the Bill Inn Streatley at 10:30 for a 10:45 departure.

April 2022

TV Velo AGM – Postponed until later in the year. Email will be sent out in advance when we think it might be Covid safe to hold a general meeting inside the pub.

April 6th Wednesday – Urgent – Now Postponed to a later date – Berkshire Downs Run for an enjoyable approx 60 mile scenic run through good roads with a mid way stop. Meet in the rear car park of the Bull Inn Streatley at 9:45 for a 10:00 departure. This will get us back at the Bull shortly after 12 noon in time for lunch.

April 12th Tuesday Club Meeting – With the postponement of the AGM this has been changed to a regular 12:00 Lunchtime meeting 

April 24th Sunday – Classic Vehicle Day at the Royal Oak Bishopstone. As in previous years we will be having a run to this event near Swindon where there will be lots of old bikes and cars. Very informal gathering usually with good food from the van. Meet in the rear car park of the Bull Inn, Streatley at 9:45 am and depart at 10:00 – for a pleasant run there of about an hour.

May 2022

May 7th Saturday – Kempton Park Bike Show – We are planning to have a stand at this Classic Bike Show which usually has a large autojumble as well.

May 18th Wednesday – Flower Pot Run. Our regular run down to the Flower Pot Inn at Cheriton where we may meet up with South Hants Centre guys, may then go across to a big bike meet. Meet at the British Legion car park in Arborfield Cross at 10:15 for a 10:30 departure.

May 25th Wednesday – Thruxton Circuit Run – Good cafe and watch whatever is happening on the racetrack. Meeting point and times to be confirmed

June 2022

June 22nd Wednesday – Shiny Bike Night at The Plough at Cadsden (info only)

June 25th Saturday – Show Off Your Bike show at the Rising Sun. Hoping all goes well with the plan to use the green opposite the Rising Sun. This years event may be different from the format of previous years, but with barbeque on the green and drinks from the pub. The day starts at 11:00 am and we are aiming for a relaxed event without any sign in or entrance fee and no raffle. The will still be a modest award for the bike winners by class and food and drinks and food from the pub. Make sure you look for the entrance to the green on the left at the top of the lane as some of the gravel is deep further down so take care. Hope to see you all there.

July 2022

July – Woodcote RallyHas been cancelled for 2022. Next year Planning to have a stand on the Saturday only at this popular local show.

July 17th – We are holding a Open Velo Day at the Wiltshire Microlite Centre, Yately Field, Nr Cherhill, Wiltshire SN11 8HS this year from 11.00am onwards. We are expecting some interesting Velocettes to be at the Open Day along with the Microlight aircraft based there. We look forward to seeing you at the Microlight Centre. We will also be having a run to the Microlight Centre, meet at the Shell garage at Padworth at 09:15 and depart at 09:30.

August 2022

August 7th 2022 – Prescott Hill Climb – We are planning to have a run to Prescott on Sunday 7th for the 2nd day of their Vintage Sports Car Event. Details of the time and meeting point will be available later.

August 14th 2022 – Popham Megameet – We have two pitches/stands booked as usual at this popular local event. Contact Jon for tickets. With a Run to the event from the Shell garage at Padworth, times to be available later.

September 2022

September 4th SundayRun to the Sammy Miller Museum as usual for the expanded museum and Autojumble.  Meet at the Shell garage Padworth with times to be available later.

September 11th – Seymour Run. This run visits Thame and on for a run through country roads we then stop for lunch at the Chearsley Classic & Vintage Fun Day. Full details to be available later.

September 24/25th – Kop Hill Climb – Planning to have a stand at this prestigious event as usual. Watch all the activity including our club members on the Hill climb and view all the amazing bikes and cars. Similar vehicles to those at Goodwood but here you can get up close.

October 2022

November 2022

December 2022

December 13th – TV Velo Christmas Dinner – Planning to have our Christmas Dinner at the Rising Sun as usual – Details to be available later.

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