Cyclists are being invited, for one day only, to put their carbon bikes to one side and enjoy the feeling of vintage steel, old-school gearing and the beauty of handcrafted bicycles at the 3rd OldVelos Vintage Classic on the Waterford Greenway.

The OldVelos Vintage Classic, a unique cycling event in Ireland, is open to riders on vintage bicycles and steel thoroughbreds including High Nellies, Roadsters and Racers.

This year’s event, on Sunday the 10th of September, will be based for the first time at Coach House Coffee and Greenway Bike Hire at the workhouse in Kilmacthomas.

Leisure riders can choose between a 20 mile route on the beautifully kept Greenway routes while for sports riders who want to get their legs over some steep climbs in high gears there are 60 and 80 mile Comeragh routes.

Photo: Brendan Slattery for OldVelos

While bikes must be pre 1990, cyclists of all ages are welcome and asked to wear their vintage racing woollens or high nelly tweeds.

For spectators there will be a free vintage velo expo including racing bikes from the 1920’s-1980’s and a special Irish interest section with memorabilia and bikes from Irish riders and manufacturers.

Photo: Brendan Slattery for OldVelos

As usual there will be the hotly contested Concours d’Elegance competition with prize categories for the best original and restored bicycles as well as cycling stalls and a lunchtime BBQ.

Find out more and register for your route on www.oldvelos.com as places are limited.

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