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.

jon.dunsdon@btinternet.com

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.

2021 Events List

Coronavirus update 1st March 2021

We are still not able to have any club meetings or runs until further notice due to the Covid Rules – we are continuing to monitor the changing situation. Jon will email if there any changes that affect us. We are hopeful to be able to restart our meetings and runs from late May this year and are reviewing what runs we can plan. Once the date of the lifting of restrictions are known we will update the calendar of events for 2021 below which is being continually updated.

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.

April – Not possible

Run  Looks not to be possible this year.

May late – Berkshire Downs Run perhaps

Probably end May/early June – Details To be advised.

June – Not known – depends on opening dates

Run to Crofton Beam Engines when we know what is available and possible details will be completed.

June  – possible

Cheddar Gorge Run. Unfortunately we had to cancel this run in 2020 and hope to be able to have it sometime in 2021 – aiming June/July after we have had a couple of other runs to practice.

June – possible

Show off Your Bike Day. We were sadly not able have our biggest open day during 2020 and hope to be able to hold it in some form in 2021.

July – Not known

Flower Pot Run. Unfortunately we had to cancel this run in 2020 and hope to be able to have it sometime in 2021.

July – Not known

Woodcote Steam Rally. To be advised when we know dates.

August – 8th Sunday

Popham Megameet. We are hopeful that this will be on this year since it is mostly in the open. If restrictions allow this we will update info on what we are doing. Watch this space.

August – Possible

Museum Run – perhaps Bletchley Park. We enjoyed the run to here last time so will be trying to plan another visit. Watch this space.

August/September – possible

Sammy Miller Museum Run. To be advised.

September – possible

Museum Run. Any – To be advised.

September – possible

Run to Brookwood Cemetary.  To be advised.

September 12th Sunday

Seymour Run  Our established annual charity run on a 60 mile scenic route through Oxfordshire  stopping first at Thame opposite where Ralph Seymour had his shop/workshop and then off for about an hours ride before stopping at the Chearsley Classic & Vintage Fun Day for lunch/drinks etc. Meeting point and time to be advised.

September 25/26th Saturday/Sunday 

Kop Hill Climb near Princes Risborough. Date for 2021 has been announced. This is an amazing car and bike event specializing in old vehicles. Spectacular attendees on show, like a local Goodwood Revival. Lots of Velocettes and other interesting bikes entered for the Hill Climb, and overall a very good day. We are planning to have a big display again this year. Details to be available later.

September – Not known

Run to Crofton Beam Engines Steam Fair. To be advised.

December 14th Tuesday

TV Velocette Christmas Dinner. Should be ok to hold this year, we hope, but venue and all details still to be confirmed.

January 11th 2022 Tuesday

TV Velocette AGM. Should be ok to hold this year, we hope, but venue and all details still to be confirmed.

Keeping Velocettes Alive.
In the Mind, on the Road, on the Track.