The Folding Society


Events of potential interest

The events listed below are those which we think may be of interest to owners of folding and separable cycles. If you require more information on any of the events, please contact the individual organisers.

Warning
Cycling can be dangerous (so is walking, travelling by motor cycle, car, bus, train, boat and plane, and of course breathing and living!) and participants take part in the events listed here and elsewhere entirely at their own risk. The organisers, The Folding Society and its Officers cannot be held responsible for anything befalling anyone during or on the way to or from the events listed here or anywhere else.

Monthly Rides

Origami Rides
These are rides particularly intended for (though not restricted to) the owners of folding and separable cycles.  The start point varies from month to month, but generally, it is easily accessible by public transport. Meetings usually start from 10.30am for an 11.00am start. Distance covered varies, typically from 10 miles to 25 miles, depending on the weather and the preferences of those present, though just occasionally we go a shorter or longer distance. Second Saturday of every month (unless this clashes with Bank Holidays, the Moulton BoA weekend, or other major event).  Please check the Origami web pages before attending an event, as the venue and timing varies.

Bristol Dock Ride
Please note that this replaces the Mud Dock Ride, starting from a new location.

Folder enthusiasts usually meet informally on the first Saturday of the month at The Framing Factory on the dockside in Bristol from about 10.30am onwards. The Framing Factory is just beyond the Industrial Museum, and there is a small car park between the two sites. For more information about the Framing Factory, including a location map, please see http://www.artwarehouse.co.uk/bristol.htm.

Swindon Smallwheels
Third Saturday of each month. Meet 10:00am onwards at Food Hall, Designer Outlet Village (10 minute walk from Swindon Station - exit station foot-tunnel, turn right following signposts for the Designer Outlet Village) for coffee and a chat, 11:30 for a cycle-path ride and pub lunch.


Other events of interest :

Folder Rides in Germany

NOTE - we do not know wether these German rides still continue - the website is dated 2009 ........
Rainer Zenz reports:
"We have renamed the "Bromptonauten-Tour"; it's now "Origami-Tour" (as a bow to the original), and we are cooperating with the "Birdy-Freunde". There is a main website now http://www.origamitour.de and meanwhile more or less frequent tours are organized in Berlin, Germersheim (Spezi), Hanau, Munich, Rüdesheim, Sindelfingen and Zurich."

Moulton Bicycle Club events
Events are held throughout the year for Moulton owners - see the Moulton Bicycle Club events web page for more information on these. Generally you should come to these on a Moulton, but sometimes the organisers will tolerate other makes - as a matter of courtesy, please check with them before hand if you want to attend on some other make of bicycle. Please DO NOT go to the Bradford on Avon annual weekend on a non-Moulton (children excepted) - this event is held at Dr Moulton's home, and it would be extremely discourteous to arrive on a non-Moulton!


If you are organising, or know of, a Folder Friendly (*) event of potential interest to other readers of these pages, please contact us.

*Folder Friendly - so long as it isn't a private event, or one with some form of restricted eligibility, folders can manage anything other bikes can. It helps though for those not living in the immediate vicinity if public transport is available.


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