Saturday, October 15, 2016

A Very French Day in Trentham

Trentham reminds us of France in many ways - its about the community in a small village maybe. Today was one of those days. We were invited to join in for a gathering of the French Solex motorised bicycles.
Our friends Geoff and Kerrie  opened up their old farm house to their fellow Solex enthusiasts which started with a small ride through the village, out to the Trentham Falls and then to the Pig and Whistle for a pot of Guinness before returning home for lunch in their old milking sheds.

Sue and I drove out in Celeste Citroen to the Trentham market first and then had a breakfast at one (of many) of our favourite local cafes - the Trentham Collective. We then drove off to follow the Solex riders on our lovely country roads.

A great Cafe - one of five to choose from.
We await the riders to catch up to Celeste. 
One of the cute French Solex bicycles 
Can't resist - another photo of Celeste - isn't she lovely 
Not only does Geoff have a couple of Solex bicycles but also this very cute 2CV.
Both our cars are the UK versions built in Slough.

Like us, I fear Geoff has been inflicted with the Francophile bug. He also owns a vintage Amilcar.

A great day was had by all.


  1. Love those Amilcars, but so do I like the two citroens :-) I would quite fancy a solex but they are not cheap and it would be wasted on me for the amount of real use it would get.
    Sounds like a great day out, take care Diane

  2. The French Solex bicycle really cute.. and the pictures are so beckoning , I'm feeling to visit the place..


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