Benson Veteran Cycle Club

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Benson Veteran Cycle Club (BVCC) BVCC was founded by Mr Ned Passey, of Benson Oxfordshire in 1960 when the first Official Club Ride took place. This inaugural ride has continued to the present day and has become known nationally and overseas as The Benson Rally. As with many events the Covid Pandemic interrupted the annual rally for 2020 and 2021 so the 60 th Anniversary Rally was delayed until this year 2022. Rallies are traditionally held at the Benson Parish Hall on the Sunny Side Green on the 1 st Sunday of July every year. All of the rallies are well attended with any number of riders in the 150 -200 range, this makes it one of the biggest rallies in the UK.

The main stated aim of the Benson Club is “to preserve veteran cycles and to take them to the public as opposed to the bikes being left in a museum”. This is still carried out at the varied events attended by the BVCC and other Veteran Clubs throughout the UK.

There are many enthusiastic collectors of veteran bicycles in the local Oxfordshire area and many more UK wide, collections often consist of many more bicycling items than the actual bikes with collections of vintage clothing and vintage cycle lamps to name but two.

The riders on the Poppy Appeal Launch Ride today are displaying a number of bicycles of different types and ages which are a small subset of the many varied types and models in the UK and beyond.

Download the 61st Benson Annual Rally Entry Form

Download the National 66th Rally Entry Form