DAWLISH will be going back in time for this year’s Vintage Cycle Ride. 

It’s the return of the popular rides from Dawlish which this year will take in two castles.

Riders are invited to dress in 1940s, 1950s and 1960s clothing to mark the decades of style. 

Organisers have appealed: ‘Please, no Lyrca, fluorescent colours or modern tops with logos and slogans.

‘The preparation is all part of the fun, especially when sharing ideas and items in a themed group. 

‘The details make such a difference such as old fashioned lamps and saddle bags, tennis racket clamps, trouser clips, bells and bicycle horns. 

‘Check out previous rides and other vintage bicycle events for inspiration.

‘Dressing nicely for the day adds greatly to the atmosphere of our special rides.

‘It is not a race more of an occasion, the opportunity to converse and ride with style.’

There will be prizes for the best dressed. 

This year’s event takes place on Sunday May 28 when cyclists can register at the Bandstand from 10am to 10.30am. 

Judging will take place at 10.30am by the Mayor of Dawlish. 

Then the cyclists will head off to Luscombe Castle and back to the marquee on the Lawn at noon where there will be entertainment from the Liberty Sisters. 

The afternoon is an optional ride from the Lawn to Powderham Castle while there will be another chance to enjoy the Liberty Sisters performing at 1.30pm to 2.15pm on the Lawn. 

A spokesman said: ‘Old bicycles are always beautiful. 

‘Classic roadsters often 3 speed or 4 can turn up cheaply on-line but there are lots of other options. ‘Mountain bikes, modern fixies and anything carbon will look out of place. 

‘Your older neighbour may have something in the shed you could borrow but make sure it’s roadworthy. 

‘We encourage tandems and also those riders with special needs.’

Bookings can be made through Eventbrite.