South Lakes Group

Your Local off-road cycle touring club

For cyclists who love off-road leisure cycling in the South Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales

Part of the ‘Where’s the Brew stop? The off-road cycle touring website’ The site about off-road cycle touring routes, cyclist’s cafes, local group events, the South Lakes Group and good photos

-  Off- road cycling routes guide - Cyclist’s Cafe Guide - Members and Site Blog -  Northern Tracks &  Bridleways - Where’s the Brew Stop? -  RSF website -

Photos of  A. G. Woodwards  1951 Thanet bike by Ron Tandy.

Last year I acquired A. G. Woodwards ( A.G.Woodwards was the Editor of  the Rough-Stuff  Journal from 1968 to 1991) 1951 Thanet and Simeon  gave me some really interesting information about A.G.  I rode his bike last year around Bristol and brought it back to California. I have kept it as I found it except I changed the pedals to Cyclo Rat Trap and added a Carradice Saddlebag. Last week I took the Thanet for a ride on the  Pacific Coast Highway Bike Trail. The weather was the usual California sunshine and I took a couple of photos to let you know that A. G.'S bike is still being used. There is no rough stuff here but the bike is still alive. I have come to believe that old bikes have a soul, as they definitely have a personality, and eventually go to bike heaven. After all, how could it be heaven without a bike. I tell anyone on the bike trail about the RSF whenever they ask about A. G.'s Thanet. Best Regards Ron Tandy.

The photos were taken at Huntington Beach . Ron hopes the above photos will stimulate some conversation about A. G. Woodward and that sometimes old bikes never die. Why not post comment on the forum  about these photos!

You can click here to see 51st anniversary ride of the unveiling of the Wayfarer Memorial stone or you can click here to checkout other RSF photo galleries on the web.