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Postponed
The 22nd Flying Gate Weekend will now take place in Hereford,
from Friday 3d September to Sunday 5th September 2021.


Updated 29/05/2020


Planning this year’s FGWE has been particularly difficult: Route planning started in November but had to be abandoned due to the floods which made national headlines.
Once the floodwaters began to subside it was found that the state of the surface of some of the lanes had become unsafe to ride in a group forcing a re-think.
January brought more serious flooding throughout this part of Herefordshire. One village was evacuated twice which took out our proposed Friday lunch stop.
It is now possible that other local businesses upon which we were relying during the weekend, may not be able to re-open after the triple whammy of floods, more floods and disease.
Arthur’s Stone, an expected highlight has not been affected and we hope will be available next year.

The Covid-19 situation shows little sign of improvement even as the lockdown is slowly lifted as social distancing continues to be imposed.
Added to that, the hotel is now operating as a temporary care home and you will, I hope, understand why we have postponed our plans until next year.
Finally, please put the weekend of Saturday 4th September 2021 in your diaries.
We have carried our 2020 hotel booking over to 2021 and will hopefully be able to ride this year’s planned routes then.
In the meantime, stay safe and well.



Arthur Knowler




Group at WW I and II Memorial to fallen cyclists
FG Weekenders modelling outside Bosworth Hotel

Flying Gate weekenders paying their respects to the fallen cyclists in World War I (The Great War)
and World War II at the Meriden Memorial.

The group of Flying Gate weekenders assembling outside the Boswoth Hotel
before the Saturday ride.

Videos from previous weekends can be viewed on the Video Gallery page.
Photographs from previous weekends can be seen on the Photo Gallery pages.
In addition Pat Strauss has photographs of the 2018 weekend at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pscycle/albums/72157702034595684
(photos may take a while to show this is a flickr problem.)
and Flash, web master at hetchins
.org.uk has a splendid set of photos of the 2016 weekend
which can be seen at http://www.hetchins.org/fgwe16-01.htm
and the 2015 weekend which can be found at
http://www.hetchins.org/fgwe15-01.htm
 


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