City Cycling Festival hosts Roberts Cycles rally 13 June 2018
- By LCC on at 6:40pm 22 April 2018
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- Tagged with: evans, lcc, Condor, Claud Butler, Roberts Cycles, Holdsworth, Holdsworthy, Freddie Grubb, Varohna, Winston Vaz, Rocky Mountain, Geoff Butler, Phoenix, ICHC Charles Davey
City Cycling Festival hosts first ever Roberts Cycles rally on Wednesday 13th of June
Owners, and fans, of cycles built by one of London’s most illustrious bike makers, Roberts Cycles, are invited to arrive on (preferably) Roberts-built bikes at the elegant Guildhall Yard, Gresham St, EC2V 7HH, in the City of London on Wednesday the 13th of June from 4pm to 7pm for the Roberts Rendezvous - a show and tell, and a prize giving for the oldest, best preserved and most unusual Roberts. Roberts Cycles builders and historians will be present for the first rever Roberts rally. See below for the post -7pm continuing rendezvous.
Charlie Roberts, having worked for several South London cycle makers, including Holdsworth and Claud Butler, founded Roberts Cycles in the 1960s and introduced his sons Chas and Geoff to the business. The Roberts workshop in Croydon , run by Chas , closed in 2015.
The event is free but please let organisers know you are coming (or you can just register your interest in Roberts) by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Roberts in the subject line (if possible please provide a frame number, model name and year of purchase to enable the creation of a Roberts register). Updates on the event will be published on the LCC newsletter www.lcc.org.uk , on twitter @RobertsCycles and as additions to this blog page. After 7pm we anticipate continuing conversations next door to Guildhall at Davy's, 25 Basinghall St, EC2V 5HA.
The event is part of the City Cycling Festival run by the City of London in partnership with the London Cycling Campaign and the International Cycling History Conference from 13 – 15 June at the Guildhall. The ICHC event celebrates the 200th anniversary of the first British cycle patent. LCC is celebrating its 40th birthday. Robert Cycles was founded approximately 55 years ago.
Owners of bikes made by frame builders who worked at Roberts (they built for Charles Davey, Claud Butler, Holdsworth, Freddie Grubb, Geoff Butler, Phoenix, Condor, Evans, Pearson, Rocky Mountain, Geoff Roberts, Varohna, Nerve) are also invited to the event. If you are unsure whether your cycle was built by one of the Roberts craftsmen you are welcome to come along and compare design features.
There is an ever growing history of Roberts Cycles on this LCC page.