Vets Wednesday runs list

Any veteran, no matter how young, can join these. There is no formal ride as such, just a meeting point for lunch and a chat.  People ride solo or in small groups from all over the area surrounding Manchester. Arrival time at the lunch spot is 12.00 to 12.30 (ish).

South Manchester Vets ride as a group, and we meet at the Konak Cafe, 8 Grove Street, Wilmslow, most Wednesday mornings between 9.30 and 9.45.

 We usually depart between 10.00 and 10.15 and ride from 40 to 70 miles, depending on the weather, time of year, and published lunchtime meeting place. Note that we do not always ride to the meeting places listed below, depending on the numbers riding and the location.

If you want to join one of these rides it is worth checking with our secretary, Harry Burton, whether we intend to ride on a particular day. Reasons for not riding include absence of several riders (e.g. on a tour elsewhere), bad weather etc.

At Konak, 13 July 2016


5th     Harrington Arms Gawsworth

12th   Malkins Bank Golf Course

19th  Spinney Caravans nr Goostrey

26th   Rose Farm Utkinton


2nd   Harrington Arms Gawsworth

9th    Venetian Tea Rooms Cholmondley

16th  Goostrey Home and Leisure

23rd  Henbury Flora Tea Rooms

30th  Blue Bell Inn Smallwood


6th   Harrington Arms Gawsworth

13th Blakemere Craft Centre

20th  Spinney Caravans nr Goostrey

27th  Wheelock Hall

December advanced notice: Vets’ Christmas Dinner, Wednesday 13th December, Woodside Golf Club, Cranage. Soup and roll, turkey dinner with trimmings, Xmas pudding, coffee and mince pies. (Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.) Cost: £16.50 per head. To reserve your place, please contact David Street (0161 442 0303,

The lunch venues are coordinated for the whole of the Manchester and nearby regions by Sharon Clifford: 

07794 515 246,