Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally - 13 June 2018 London

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Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally - 13 June 2018 London

Postby jahknob » 25 Apr 2018, 12:41am

SPREAD THE NEWS!

Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally
Guildhall Courtyard, City of London EC2V 7HH
Wed 13 June 4-7pm
It's FREE!

Come on a Roberts or Roberts-built bike - celebrate the brand, meet former staff (Winston Vaz, Adrian Parry, Brian Phillips etc), compare cycles, enter your Roberts for prizes - more to be announced! Please follow Roberts Cycles on twitter for updates.

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Re: Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally - 13 June 2018 London

Postby pedalsheep » 26 Apr 2018, 1:37pm

Thanks for the info. I'd certainly like to go if I could get a cheap enough day return to London. It might even be enough to persuade me to give Twitter a try!
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Re: Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally - 13 June 2018 London

Postby gaz » 26 Apr 2018, 2:34pm

jahknob wrote:More here


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Re: Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally - 13 June 2018 London

Postby pedalsheep » 26 Apr 2018, 5:10pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally - 13 June 2018 London

Postby patthebike » 29 Apr 2018, 11:23am

The link doesn't work.

Try this one: https://lcc.org.uk/articles/city-cyclin ... -june-2018

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Re: Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally - 13 June 2018 London

Postby Hobbs1951 » 2 May 2018, 11:02am

Already had an invite to this, I'll be taking one of my very early Roberts, and perhaps a Roberts built Geoffrey Butler.

Classic sketch - brilliant !

John.

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Re: Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally - 13 June 2018 London

Postby pedalsheep » 14 Jun 2018, 5:57pm

Did anyone go to this and if so how was it? I would have liked to go but it just didn't work out.
'Why cycling for joy is not the most popular pastime on earth is still a mystery to me.'
Frank J Urry, Salute to Cycling, 1956.

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Re: Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally - 13 June 2018 London

Postby jahknob » 14 Jun 2018, 9:16pm

As the "deputy" organiser, I thought the event went well. The weather was fine, the location elegant and expansive.

All in all, there were probably 60+ people, around 50 with Roberts bikes of various vintages. After a general meet and greet, the builders - Adrian, Geoff and Winston, the mechanic Brian and previous mechanic Adam, plus myself as webmaster did a short Q&A. Maurice Burton, former UK Junior sprint champion, spoke of his relationship to Charlie Roberts, and the audience chipped in various other famous names for whom Roberts had built frames (each member of Status Quo, for example!).

Then the bikes (and owners) lined up in approximate (bike) age order and the three builders judged the oldest, best preserved, builder's choice, best paint job, and most unusual Roberts. Prizes were the newly "minted" Roberts keyrings, turned in to medals, plus a cycling book.

After a good deal more chatter, the hardcore bike geeks retired to the local pub for a drink and more chat. A mock-up of the new design for the Roberts Cycles jersey was shown at the event, and the keyrings were already made up and available for sale (for more details, have a look at the Roberts Cycles website). Adrian Parry announced that he is on the verge of opening up his new steel frame-building workshop in deepest south London.

A much fuller review of the event and pictures will eventually show up on the London Cycling Campaign website.

j.

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Re: Roberts Rendezvous Cycle Rally - 13 June 2018 London

Postby pedalsheep » 14 Jun 2018, 10:00pm

Thank you for that jahknob. It sounds like it was a great evening and I wish I could have gone but not so easy from the Isle of Wight.
'Why cycling for joy is not the most popular pastime on earth is still a mystery to me.'
Frank J Urry, Salute to Cycling, 1956.