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We're getting some decent photos of the gallery in the Spring, but these will have to do for now.....

Bike of the Fortnight


I love this Motobecane - it's a 3-speed town bike with flat bars, but look at the handlebars & reverse-fitting brake levers. There's internal cable routing, tool boxes on the luggage rack, and the 'Motobecane' name / logo in so many places, (even the little foot-rests on the downtubes). Wonderful classic bikes don't need to be expensive.

Bike of the Fortnight


Something a little different this time - our friends at Argos Racing Cycles took a classic Hetchins frame and restored it in stages to illustrate their 10-stage restoration process. I'm sure you'll agree it shows the amazing standard that they work to.


Bike of the Fortnight


We've got something new for you this fortnight with the Nagasawa NJS Kirin Bike which is a stunning custom built machine and can be viewed on our eBay website. 


Bike of the Fortnight


We've got something a little different for you this fortnight - we love our top-end Italian machines, but we've had a go on this power-assisted Trike and it's the most fun ever!

The Hetchins Ride, 2023


The Editor is pleased to announce the revival of the Hetchins Event. Hetchins owners, former Hetchins owners, and Hetchins enthusiasts are invited to take part in a one-day ride through the Oxfordshire countryside. This is being sponsored under the aegis of Golden Age Cycles Gallery in Adderbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3HJ, UK.

The date: Saturday, 9th Sept. 2023.

The Venue:

The plan:
1) Park cars at friendly hotel - Castle at Edgehill, Banbury OX15 6DJ (see above).
2) Coffee, breakfast*, chat, at the hotel from 9 a.m.
3) Riders depart 11 a.m. to friendly coffee/cake/lunch* pub around 10-15 miles away; alternative optional convoluted route approx. 25 miles long, arrive ca. 1 - 2 p.m.
4) Ride back to Castle on either the long or short route, arriving 4 - 5 p.m. More coffee & cake as needed.
5) Riders can depart or get changed for dinner.
6) Ca. 6 p.m. evening meal* in the hotel, then depart or stay overnight.
7) Golden Age Cycles Gallery and showroom open for viewing from 8 - 9 a.m. Saturday, or Sunday morning if requested (18 minutes drive from Castle): 6 Station Yard, Adderbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3HJ

* Price not included in entry fee.

Entry fee: 15 pounds.


Bike of the Fortnight


This fortnight's bike of the fortnight is an Emperor Sport that was reportedly owned by Sean Yates!

We're currently improving our displays in both our main stockroom and in our 'Beautiful Bike Gallery'. We're not there yet, but here's a sneak preview....

Bike of the Fortnight


This fortnight's bike of the fortnight is the Carrera Pantani Podium Replica, 1994! To find out more click the link below!

- Final Sale -

Hetchins Ride 2023


Bike of the Fortnight 10/3/23

This fortnights' Bike of the Fortnight is the Colnago Master Olympic! To find out more about this bike click the link below!

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Bike of the Fortnight! 24/2/23

This fortnights' bike is the Golden Sunbeam Vintage Tandem which runs smoothly and can be bought from our business.


Bike of the Fortnight! 10/2/23

As our first bike of the fortnight we have the Classical Carlton bike which can be bought from our business at an amazing price.

Come read this article from Classic Revival!

Here is a link to the article from Classic Revival. Give it a read to get to know the business better!

Upcoming Events

  • Velo Retro
    Velo Retro
    Fri, Jun 02
    Jun 02, 2023, 10:00 AM
    Ulverston, Ulverston LA12, UK
    Jun 02, 2023, 10:00 AM
    Ulverston, Ulverston LA12, UK
    The only retro and vintage cycling event in the Lake District where you get to go out and ride your steel vintage bikes and cool retro jerseys!
  • Bicester Heritage's Vintage Velo Assembly
    Bicester Heritage's Vintage Velo Assembly
    Sun, Apr 30
    Apr 30, 2023, 10:00 AM
    Launton, A4421, Launton, Bicester OX26 5HA, UK
    Apr 30, 2023, 10:00 AM
    Launton, A4421, Launton, Bicester OX26 5HA, UK
    An event to celebrate classical cycles

Launch Day - May 15th 2022

Goden Age Cycle Jumbles, Oxfordshire. 


V-CC CYCLE JUMBLE October 23rd


We plan to host two jumbles per year, one in October, the other in March. The first of these is to be held on the hard-standing car park outside   Golden Age Cycles  -   6 Station Yard, Adderbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3HJ - on Sunday the 23rd of October.


Pitches will be free to members or £10 per pitch to non-members. Sellers must arrive by 10.00am, gates open to the public at 10:45 and close at 14:00. Non-members welcome as well as long-suffering partners. Light refreshments will be on sale, the Golden Age Cycle Emporium will be open for trade. The V-CC will be selling off vast stocks of books: duplicates from our club library, for sale at 'reasonable donations' only.


The sale will encompass a silent auction, limited to 30 complete bikes entered on a first-come-first served basis. Sellers will register their intent to vote with the Chief Auctioneer (hem, hem) so that they can be given a number, and bids can be written beside each machine throughout the jumble ending at 14:00. Reserve prices accepted (though bikes without will sell quicker!) Sellers can also set a Buy-It-Now price. Transactions strictly between seller and winning bidder. No commission charged, either selling or buying.


The jumble will be followed by an informal  afternoon ten mile ride along the towpath of the Oxford Canal whereby lucky winners can detect which fallen-off bits of their recent purchases float or not. A tea-stop probable if a place can be found and if they serve cake.

Golden Age Cycles Gallery Newsletter, May 2022


Well, we’re all very excited at here at The Golden Age Cycles Gallery. We still can’t quite believe that we’re only a couple of weeks away from the Official Opening of our unique attraction here in the Cotswolds, and we’re working hard to get everything as straight as we can before May 15th.


  1. Charitable Status – We’re making progress with our application for Charitable Status. This will have several benefits;- It will emphasise that the Gallery is a not-for-profit organisation, it will reduce our liability for Business Rates, and it will enable us to sell donated items on eBay without any selling fees. We’re currently seeking additional Trustees so we have a wider range of experience and ideas to bring to the Gallery, and an experienced Treasurer. Please contact us if you’re willing to get involved.


  1. We’re delighted at the positive response we’ve received from the selected prestigious partners who we’ve invited to display in the Gallery. We’re looking forward to working with Hetchins, Condor, Argos Cycles, Eroica Britannia and Chater Lea. Please let me know if you have any contacts within Brooks Saddles, Mercian, Sturmey Archer, and of course Campagnolo.


  1. We’re in discussion with the Veteran Cycling Club, and are hoping to host some of their committee meetings in our upstairs office area.


  1. Loan or donation of Cycles for the Gallery – We’re bowled over by the offers of stunning cycles to display in the Gallery. Space is limited, but we’re aiming to have the best of the best on display, so are always interested in upgrading our display with outstanding machines. We’re preparing our Loans Agreement Documents, please contact us if you have an outstanding cycle or other exhibit that you would be prepared to lend or even donate to The Gallery.


  1. A resume of the schedule for The Grand Opening on May 15th, 2022. Cyclists, cycle enthusiasts and members of the press & public are all cordially invited;-

    10:00 Gates open, 6 Station Yard, Adderbury OX17 3HJ.
    10:30 Speeches & ribbon cutting.
    10:45 Onwards, riders leave in waves, and tour the showroom & gallery as they return, last riders back around 1.45 p.m. A big thank you to Banbury Star Cyclists Club, who are organising the rides, (20 mile & 40 mile). Loaner classic bikes will be provided to Banbury Star riders, the media, and any celebrities who make contact (in advance, please); otherwise, just bring the oldest bike you've got. Please wear a helmet; the life you save may be your own…
    10:45 Non-riders have refreshments and tour the Showroom & Gallery. There will be coffee and cakes, sandwiches, soft drinks, wine and even ‘Curly Hetchins Ale’!

To register your intention to attend (as a rider or visitor), or for further information, please contact Brian Reid at the address below.

  1. Fundraising requirements - As you can imagine, setting up a small museum doesn’t come cheap, so we’re always after donations to help us improve what we offer to our visitors. We’ve currently after funds, (or cycling related items which we can sell) to purchase;-

Kitchen facilities - £600, Coffee machine - £350, Upgrade to alarm system - £895, Upgrade to CCTV system - £1245 Display shelving for bikes £4000, Installation of a shower & changing area - £1200, Rent & Insurance - £350/month, Roadside sign - £230, as well as a long-term acquisition fund for outstanding exhibits as they come on to the market…

If you feel able to make a donation to support our work, please contact Brian Reid to donate funds, items for sale, or with you have alternative fundraising ideas.

We look forward to seeing you on May 15th, any Tuesday afternoon, or any other time by appointment. 


6 Station Yard, Adderbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3HJ

01295 722427 / 07952 062201



Calendar of Classic Rides, May/June 2022.

Sunday 1st May

Kent Section - Between our Houses Ride

Chiltern Section - Round the Lakes Ride


Monday 2nd May

East Midlands Section - Belvoir Retro Ride


Wednesday 4th May

Hampshire Lightweights - Mid-Week New Forest Meander


Friday 6th May

Oxford Section Ride


Saturday 7th May

Glavon Wits Section - Memorial Ride


Sunday 8th May

North Yorkshire & South Durham Section - North Tees Ride

Ripley Road Section - Chestnut Sunday

Cheshire Section – Rural Ride

Cambridge Section - Ephgrave and Meridian Combined Lightweight Ride

Scottish Section - Pre-1920 Ride

Hereford Section - Major Nichols and Brum Bike ride (Date change from 1st May)


Wednesday 11th May

Hereford Section - Golden Valley Wombat

Lancashire (Lightweights) - Flatlander to Roots Cafe


Saturday 14th May

Scottish Section - Fawdry’s Frolic

Lincolnshire Section - Dam Buster Ride/John Foster Memorial Ride

Oxford Section - Lightweight Ride


Sunday 15th May

Oxfordshire – Golden Age Cycles Gallery Ride

North Yorkshire & South Durham Section - South Tees Ride

Northumbrian Section - Noah’s Ark Ride


Wednesday 18th May

North London Section - Mid-Week Skive


Saturday 21st May

Northern Ireland Section - Co Antrim Roadster Ride

Oxford Section Cotswold Flat to Cogges Café and back (Date change from 28th May)


Sunday 22nd May

Hampshire Lightweights  - On your Midland Marques

The Ripley Road Section - A Very Special Event

East Midlands Section – Raleigh Rally Display


Sunday 29th May

Hereford Section - Clun 30

Cambridge Section - Conybeare XXIst on Restoration of the Monarchy Day

Scottish Section - Duncan’s Delight

Essex Section - Roy’s Ramble

Chiltern Section - Cycle Display Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

East Surrey Section - Airport to Aerodrome Ride


Thursday 2nd June

East Midlands Section - Belvoir Retro Ride


Sunday 5th June

North Yorkshire & South Durham Section - Around Hartlepool Ride

Kent Section - 1940s/50s Ride

Hereford Section - Early Cycle Ride

Cheshire Section - The Marbury Loop

Scottish Section - Kinnes’ Kaper

Ripley Road Section - Odiham Ride

Oxford Section - Pre-1936 Ride

South-West Section - Bryan's Birthday Ride

East Midlands Section - Charnwood Jubilee Journey


Wednesday 8th June

Hereford Section - Alvin’s Wigmore Wander Wombat


Saturday 11th June

Glavon Wits Section - Dave's Dabble


Sunday 12th June

Hampshire Lightweights - Vegetarian Ride

North Road Section - Fixed Wheel Ride

Scottish Section - Old Kilpatrick to Balloch

Northumbrian Section - Edmund Hall Memorial ride


Wednesday 15th June

North London Section - Mid-Week Skive

Hereford Section - Tally Ho! Wombat

Lancashire (Lightweights) - Hellifield Station


Saturday 18th June

Northern Ireland Section - Randalstown Classic Lightweight Ride


Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th June

V-CC Wayfarers’ Group - Pilgrim’s Way Weekend


Sunday 19th June

Scottish Section - Maltby Madness

Ripley Road Section - Ripley to Hyde Park

East Surrey Section - Canter around Lingfield

North Yorkshire & South Durham Section - Old Railway Tracks Ride


Friday 24th June

Oxford Section Ride


Saturday 25th June

Scottish Section - The Coupar Angus Cycle Display

Lincolnshire Section - Who said Lincolnshire was Flat!


Sunday 26th June

Hampshire Lightweights - Cheriton Climber Challenge

Cambridge Section - The Cambridge 50

Essex Section - Raleigh Round

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