Wheelwrights News

A selection of News items from the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights:

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Nine

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Nine

Day 9 -  Update from Graham -  Hi All made it south of the River this evening to Gravesend. Not the most picturesque of routes especially towards the end but it started well with a visit to the Bike Shop for some running repairs which was directly opposite where I was...

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Eight

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Eight

Day 8 -  Graham met up with Mike Steel and his family in Saxmundham.  He had a very interesting tour with Mike including some delicious carrot cake made by his wife Clare. Mikes Father in law Gus Kitson a very experienced wheelwright was also there to chat with....

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Seven

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Seven

Day 7 - Sunday  Graham had a bit of a wet day today.  However he made it to Saxmundham and is ready to meet Wheelwright Mike Steel on Monday morning. 360 miles done and starting to dream of the finish in Sussex !To support the Tour and Dogs For Good, please make a...

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Six

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Six

Day 6 Saturday Graham rode 56 miles today with his best mate Bruce Gibson. They rode from Holbeach to Thetford. 307 miles done 200 ish to go. Off to Saxmundam tomorrow. Tired but happy!!To support the Tour and Dogs For Good, please make a donation via JustGiving at: ...

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Five

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Five

Day 5 - Graham started the morning with a fascinating visit to Yeoman Wheelwright Peter Small near Lincoln.  Following that visit he headed off to cycle across The Lincolnshire Wolds and across the Fens to reach Thetford later in the day.  Graham is now passed the...

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Four

Tour Des Wheelwrights – Day Four

Day 4 -  Graham had a scary day crossing the Humber Bridge and then travelling onwards on the very busy A15 towards Lincoln.  However he made it safely to Lincoln and is visiting local Wheelwright Peter Small on Friday morning.   Please keep the support going for...

Tour des Wheelwrights – Day Three

Tour des Wheelwrights – Day Three

Day 3 -  Graham is making great progress and today he rode from Thirsk to Market Weighton passing through the centre of York en-route.   With the wind behind him and enjoying  good weather Graham made good time.  Tomorrow onwards to Lincoln to visit the second...

Tour des Wheelwrights – Day Two

Tour des Wheelwrights – Day Two

Day 2 Graham left Peterlee in County Durham and successfully travelled the 56 miles to Thirsk in Yorkshire.  Graham was delighted to find his hotel room had a bath where he intends to soak his aching legs before tomorrows ride to Market Weighton.  To support the Tour...

Tour des Wheelwrights – Day One

Tour des Wheelwrights – Day One

On Monday 16th August Graham Ellis set off from Warkworth, Northumberland on his epic cycle ride to Sussex.  Oliver Ball and Chris Ball joined Graham for day one having cycled down from Inverness to meet him.  The Master, David Mortlock saw all three off.  The days...