The Folding Society

Events of potential interest

The events listed below are those which we think may be of interest to owners of folding and separable cycles. If you require more information on any of the events, please contact the individual organisers.

Cycling can be dangerous (so is walking, travelling by motor cycle, car, bus, train, boat and plane, and of course breathing and living!) and participants take part in the events listed here and elsewhere entirely at their own risk. The organisers, The Folding Society and its Officers cannot be held responsible for anything befalling anyone during or on the way to or from the events listed here or anywhere else.

Monthly Rides

Origami Rides

These are rides particularly intended for (though not restricted to) the owners of folding and separable cycles.  The start point varies from month to month, but generally, it is easily accessible by public transport. Meetings usually start from 10.30am for an 11.00am start. Distance covered varies, typically from 10 miles to 25 miles, depending on the weather and the preferences of those present, though just occasionally we go a shorter or longer distance. Second Saturday of every month (unless this clashes with Bank Holidays, the Moulton BoA weekend, or other major event).  Please check the Origami web pages before attending an event, as the venue and timing varies.

Bristol Dock Ride

Folder enthusiasts usually meet informally on the first Saturday of the month at a Cafe/Cycle Repair Shop called "Roll for the Soul", near the centre of Bristol.Unfortunatly this cafe is due to close at the end of 2017.If the cafe is found to be closed, Plan B is to go to the cafe in the 'M Shed', the large Museum at the Docks (next to the tall cranes).All welcome on any type of cycle, new or old,

Swindon Smallwheels

Third Saturday of each month. Meet 10:00am onwards at the cafe inside Heelis, the National Trust officesKemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2NA near the Outlet Village. (10 minute walk from Swindon Station - exit station foot-tunnel, turn right following signposts for the Designer Outlet Village) for coffee and a chat, 11:30 for a cycle-path ride and pub lunch.

Other events of interest :

Moulton Bicycle Club events

Events are held throughout the year for Moulton owners - see the Moulton Bicycle Club events web page for more information on these. Generally you should come to these on a Moulton, but sometimes the organisers will tolerate other makes - as a matter of courtesy, please check with them before hand if you want to attend on some other make of bicycle. Please DO NOT go to the Bradford on Avon annual weekend on a non-Moulton (children excepted) - it would be extremely discourteous to arrive on a non-Moulton!

If you are organising, or know of, a Folder Friendly (*) event of potential interest to other readers of these pages, please contact us.

*Folder Friendly - so long as it isn't a private event, or one with some form of restricted eligibility, folders can manage anything other bikes can. It helps though for those not living in the immediate vicinity if public transport is available.

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