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July 13, 2019 – July 14, 2019 all-day
Coach House Coffee

The Irish Adventure

The date of the OldVelos Vintage Classic has been changed to July 14, 2019 to tie it in with the Comeraghs Wild Festival.  More information is available in Brendan Hennessy’s article in the forthcoming Winter Gazette.  The date change may, of course, not fit in with some plans, and Brendan is conscious of the priority for some of the Thames Valley Quendon Run.  Myra and I are still intending to cross over to Ireland for the Classic, and we hope that others will join us.  If you are still interested, please let me know and I will keep you informed as more detail of the programme becomes available.

Best wishes



The Old Velos Vintage Classic Weekend (Brendan Hennessy)

Event HQ: Coach House Coffee, Kilmacthomas, Co.Waterford

Kilmacthomas is about halfway between Waterford and Dungarvan. There is good 46 kilometres traffic-free cycling on the Waterford Greenway between Waterford and Dungarvan with access very close to Kilmacthomas.


Saturday, 13 July 2019

The Tweed and Twine Ride: 25 miles

Concourse d’Elegance, with a tricycle category

Dinner at Coach House Coffee in Kilmacthomas

Sunday, July 14 2019

Sunday ride: 30-35 miles, slightly harder than Saturday

or 70 mile ride with some off road (may not be suitable for tricycles!)

Accommodation at Kierseys, in Kilmacthomas

There is limited accommodation at Kierseys. A block booking has been made. Contact Brendan on: as soon as possible if you hope to make use of this. I suggest booking for Friday, Saturday and Sunday to make the most of the weekend. Myra and I have already booked.

Information about Kiersey’s can be found on their website:

Camping is available at Casey’s Caravan Park, Clonea Strand, Dungarvan, which is some twelve or fifteen miles from Kilmacthomas.

Other accommodation

A brief check on the internet suggests there is plenty of accommodation in and around both Waterford and Dungarvan.

Entry fees

No information is available at the moment.

Roger Alma


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