International Veteran Cycling Association

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Participant in 2010 IVCA rally on Møn

The International Veteran Cycle Association (IVCA) promotes interest in the history of cycling. Its principal activity is the organisation of annual rallies, a different country hosting a programme for members each year.[1]

History and objectives[edit]

The first International Rally of this series was held from Belton House, near Grantham, England on 23 August 1981. The series were the idea of two dedicated Veteran Cycle Enthusiasts and Cycle Museum Curators, Gerard Buissett of France and Ray Fixter of England. At the sixth annual rally in 1986, the Association ( IVCA ) was formed at Lincoln, England on 26 May. It brought together those interested in early bicycles from a number of countries.

The basic objectives of the association are:

  • to encourage activities in man-powered velocipede vehicles;
  • to support relevant historical research in liaison with clubs and museums;
  • to arrange rallies and meetings promoting interest in early bicycles including an annual International Veteran Cycle Rally.

Annual rallies[edit]

The 2010 rally was hosted by the island of Møn in south-eastern Denmark at the beginning of June. The 2011 rally will take place at La Ferté-Imbault, a village in central France.[2]

Countries that have previously held the yearly event are:

Due to breakdown in communications, two Rallies were held in 1985.
At the Swiss event the foundation/constitution of the IVCA was discussed.

Future events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Veteran Cycle Association" Retrieved 3 June 2010.
  2. ^ "31. IVCA 2011", International Veteran Cycle Association. Retrieved 16 October 2010.