###Reader’s Rides###

Welcome to Readers Rides! Please send in a few of your favourite images and a brief bit of history about your bicycle and your most memorable ride or greatest achievement and I will post it on this page and my FB page. Please ensure you own the copyright to the images and they are no larger than 2MB in size. Please send your images (or image) to thesportingpicture@gmail.com together with your name, make and model of bike and up to 200 words. The only criteria is the bicycle must be made in Great Britain! Thank you.

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This was a great afternoon ride along the banks of the Thames from Marlow to Shiplake taking in the sights of Henley on Thames on my Pashley Guv’nor. Love riding this bike, but due to my job I cannot get out as much as one would like during the summer. Thankfully, slowing down now so hopefully we will have some good weather to enjoy the ride.

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Rudge Whitworth and friends….

TOB2014-ML-IMG_8343_023After the Tour Of Britain had passed I wondered back to the dispersing crowd in the hope of finding my wife. I was soon distracted by three marvellous vintage bicycles parked up on the verge. I had to take a few pics of these I thought for my blog. In doing so my wife soon appeared and so did the owners of the bicycles. They had cycled from Henley on Thames, to Kingston Blount, though the Chilterns to see the race and were looking rather dapper in their tweed caps.

I was most fascinated with the path racer, by Rudge Whitworth and I am told it dates from 1912 by the owner. It was looking very original and had a mark BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT on one of the tubes.

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The gent who owed it told me he had rode it from his home in Henley on Thames to The Eiffel tower in Paris last year.

Here are a few other pics of the bikes and some details I snatched before being dragged home……..