The Tom Simpson Retro Ride and Bike Festival 2021
Sunday, September 12th 2021
Start time: 10am
The Tom Simpson Memorial Fund invites you to take part in the second Tom Simpson Retro Ride and Bike Festival, an event celebrating Tom’s life, along with the beauty of pre-1987 classic racing bikes.
The event is organised by the Simpson Cycling Club, and profits from the ride will help expand a recently created grants scheme the Memorial Fund uses to help young cyclists living in South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire.
The ride starts and finishes at Harworth and Bircotes Town Hall, Harworth being the North Nottinghamshire village Tom Simpson grew up in. This is a new venue for our event HQ, but on the same road as the last one. The address is Harworth & Bircotes Town Hall, Scrooby Road, Bircotes, Doncaster, DN11 8JN
There will be a Best in Show competition connected with this second running of the Tom Simpson Retro Ride, with a permanent trophy going to the winner (more details to follow). Judging will take place during the event and will be based on overall authentic appearance of rider and bike.
The route runs through quiet pastoral countryside on roads Tom used to train, where he forged his ambition to become a world class professional cyclist, and where he first raced. There are two distances; the 50-kilometre ‘Moyenne’ route and the 84-kilometre ‘Grand’. They both explore the quiet lanes of North Nottinghamshire, with short dips into North Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. The routes are mostly flat, with some rolling sections and one steep climb. The rides share most of the same roads, with the Moyenne only missing the Grand’s northern section. You can choose which route you ride on the day.
Entry to the event is subject to Terms and Conditions.