Retro Rendezvous Partnership

The Retro Rendezvous Festival is promoted by Retro Rendezvous Partnership, made up of representatives of partner organisations; Sportive Lakes, Ulverston Live Music, Vintage Village Halls, and Furness British Motorcycle Club. Each participating partner supplies at least one person to plan and coordinate festival activities. Joint Event Co-ordinators over the festival weekend are Rachel Martin (Vintage Village Halls), Alan Brenton (Sportive Lakes), and Nick McDermott (Ulverston Live Music). The classic vehicle displays are organised by Paul Taylor (Furness British Motorcycle Club). Additional festival management support and photographic expertise is provided by Iain Raven. Website, online sales, and accounts are managed by Neil Fleming.

Chair & Festival DirectorNick McDermott
Secretary & Velo Retro DirectorAlan Brenton
Website & AccountsNeil Fleming

Rachel Martin

Hello, I’m Rachel Martin and I am organising the vintage marketplace which will run alongside the music and cycling event at Retro Rendezvous. I moved back to Ulverston in 1998, and have lived in this

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Nick McDermott

Nick is the Chair of Ulverston Live Music. He Chairs the Retro Rendezvous meetings, and is the Festival Director. During the festival, he is also our resident sound engineer. You may spot him in a

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Alan and Alison Brenton

Alan founded Sportive Lakes, with his partner Alison late in 2013 having been inspired by the L’Eroica vintage cycling festival in Italy: ‘L’Eroica is a truly magical event which is really significant in the

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Iain and Jill Raven

Iain is a member of several Ulverston festival committees. He’s into many things you will find at Retro Rendezvous, and is our resident pram enthusiast. Originally a motor mechanic working, servicing and restoring many local classic

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Paul Taylor

Founder member of the Furness British Motorcycle Club in 1985 and Chairman for the last 30 years. Has helped run classic motorcycle and car shows around Furness for 20 years. Many interests including 1950’s motorcycles,

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Dave and Linda Wood

Dave is a founder member of Ulverston Live Music, and is organizing the music component of Retro Rendezvous. Formed in 2002, Ulverston Live Music aimed to bring music to Ulverston that they thought wouldn’t normally

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