[CR]RE: interest shops/events in Great Britain/Ireland

From: "Nic Henderson" <nic.henderson@ntlworld.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 20:41:39 +0100
Subject: [CR]RE: interest shops/events in Great Britain/Ireland

Hello Peter The National Cycle Collection in Llandrindod is most certainly worth a visit, it has loads of our types of bike there, Hetchins, Baines, old Condors, trikes, old Bianchis, Paris, and lots or more obscure British makes, in fact to many to mention, there's also a handy numbered guide booklet which you hand back at the end of your visit which is useful. I would show you around myself only I'm going away on Sunday for a week and, believe it or not, getting married on the Tuesday! (off topic, lol) One bizarre exhibit is Maurice Selbach's actual gravestone which was rescued from Streatham cemetery with the permission of his family, a bit creepy I thought, photo available if anyone wants to see it.

The 'British Cycling Museum', run by John & Sue Middleton, in Cornwall is as good as the National Cycling Collection.

Nic Henderson Newport UK

Peter Tutty wrote: This Saturday, I'm flying from Australia to Great Britain were I will visit parts of England, Wales and Scotland before heading to France to ride the 1227 kn (770 mile) Paris Brest Paris randonneur event. After PBP I will return to England, then visit Ireland before returning home.

I'll be base in Luton north of London for some of the time, so here are my questions?

Are there any particular must see CR/KOF Steel/Vintage related shops in the vicinity of Luton and Northern London?

Anything as above in Great Bitain and Ireland generally?

Any Veteran Cycle Club or similar vintage bike events occurring from 28 July to 13 August and 26 August to 21 September? Is there a VCC member on the list who has this information?.

Is the National Cycle Collection in Llandrindod, Wales worth a visit?

Any other collections public or private, worthy of a look?

Thank You.

Peter Tutty
    Londonderry NSW Australia (for another 40 hours anyway).