PETERBOROUGH VINTAGE CYCLE CLUB . . formed in Oct. 1953 ~ UK’s oldest Veteran/Vintage Cycle club.
In 1958, the PVCC hosted the second UK National Rally at which 93 entries were listed. Half of the entrants rode machines before 1890, the ‘newest/latest’ machine entered and ridden was a 1910 BSA.
The President of the NAVCC at the time, J.H.Brandon, stated in the programme introduction that “These old machines cannot be replaced. Ensuring that they are preserved for posterity is a pleasureable task willingly attempted by all in the NAVCC”
PVCC Members regularily participate in the other UK clubs Open events and the International Veteran Cycle Association series of Worldwide rallies, hosting in 1994 that years IVCA rally.
The Peterborough VCC is truly proud to be the oldest club of its type still in existance and looks forward to supporting the Veteran Cycle movement for many years to come.
PRESIDENT – VACANT CHAIRMAN – TERRY WRIGHT
SECRETARY — JANE DENTON
10 All Saints Close Asfordby Melton Mowbray Leicestershire LE14 3TF
Telephone 01664 813151
Do you enjoy a gentle cycle ride? Are you interested in historic bicycles?
Do you have an interest in costume? Just like an enjoyable social hobby?
If so you may like to consider joining us . Whilst owning your own cycle would be the eventual aim we can often arrange to loan you one until you have decided if you wish to take it up on a more serious basis
Annual subscriptions Due on January 1st
Adults £ 5.00
Additional adult at same address £3.00
Under 16’s at same address free
We encourage the use of email for our club correspondence as this keeps the running costs down, enabling us to keep subscriptions at a low level.
Recent years have seen the club put on many displays and participate in rides for charities.We attend events from the small garden fete to massive steam rallies, but our own enjoyment comes when we can take the cycles for a gentle spin in the countryside.We encourage the wearing of appropriate period costume, which gives the spectator an overall picture of how the cycle and cyclist would have looked around the date that the cycle was manufactured.Our aim is to provide a mobile history of the bicycle, by renovating, restoring and riding machines that were manufactured more than 50 years ago, although some younger ones, with special features can sometimes be seen at our displays.We regularly exhibit examples of the Boneshakers of the early 1860’s,Penny Farthings of the 1870’s & 80’s, and a range of cycles which follow the developments of gearing, pneumatic tyres, and the use of lightweight materials. Our own rally is held during June each year at various venues. We also run a few social rides over the year often followed by a meal Our club is affiliated to the National Association of Veteran Cycle Clubs,and to the International Veteran Cycle Association. Both hold an annual rally in a different area or country each year