Join us on Saturday 2 April 2016 for our first easy going ‘architecture’ ride of 2016 when we will be looking at buildings in the Victorian Gothic style.
Victorian Gothic, which pursued its fervent course from the 1840s to the 1880s, was a movement which claimed to be divinely inspired, to be the only truly moral form of architecture possible if the Anglican Church and the soul of Britain were to be rescued from terminal decay.
Like the modernists of the twentieth century, its polemicists boasted that this one style would bring about a purer, more bracing world. The result – a blizzard of spires, spikes, soaring pointed arches, buttresses, multicoloured brickwork and delirious medieval decoration.
We’ll look at banks, houses, palaces, churches, railway stations, offices and hospitals, all strenously aspiring.
Ride Saturday 2 April 2016 – Please note the change of date: ride was originally scheduled for 26 March. Meeting point and time to be announced shortly. This will be an easy going all-day ride with a pub lunch stop. No need to book – just turn up. Please ensure your bike is roadworthy.Ride led by Mark Knox. Enquiries – 07765 945530.