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Herefordshire PedalHaus Tour 11th October

October 11, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

george-mikurcik 2The first Hereford PedalHaus – on 11th October – is now fully booked.  However, we are hopeful that George Mikurcik of Architype will have another event in the Spring for those disappointed cycling AECBers.  (George can be followed on Twitter for updates @JurajMikurcik)

Cathedral_Hereford PedalHausTime and Date:  9.00 a.m.  11th October 2014
Starting place:  Hereford Cathedral, 5 College Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Hereford HR1 2NG

The ride will have a most fitting start at Hereford Cathedral with its life-size bronze statue of Edward Elgar, complete with his beloved Sunbeam bicycle, standing in the north-east of Hereford Cathedral Close.

herefordshire archives designThe ride will then head towards HARC (Hereford Archive facility) in Rotherwas.  This is the UK’s first Passivhaus archive project designed by Architype (with Nick Grant and Alan Clarke as consultants) currently being constructed by Kier, where there will be a tour of the building.  The project will be nearing completion at the time of visit.

Gove CottageFrom there, the Tour will return to Hereford, and visit one or two retrofit projects by Simmonds Mills: Andy Simmond’s own Grove Cottage (see details on the Low Energy Database) and possibly another retrofit on nearby Harold Street.

Suggest a (light) pub lunch after this (venue TBC).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe final project to visit after lunch will be Mike Whitfield’s Passivhaus in Clehonger, currently occupied by Rob White of Architype and his newly wedded wife Martina. Light snacks and Irish beer might be served.

The bike journey will cover about 20 miles, by public highway and cycle routes (final route to be confirmed) but will be suitable for all sorts of cycles and abilities…the route will be at a gentle pace and no one will get left behind.

Bookings:  This event is now fully booked. Eventbritehttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/herefordshire-pedalhaus-tickets-12878368547

Event feedback on the Architype blog – http://www.architype.co.uk/blog/architype-take-part-in-pedalhaus/ – and here are some photos of the day:

The Passivhaus Hereford Archive facility by Architype

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An impromptu stop off at an abandoned bomb factory en route

Abandoned bomb factory in Rotherwas

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Grove Cottage



Mike Whitfield’s Passivhaus

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October 11, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hereford Cathedral
5 College Cloisters, Cathedral Close,
Hereford , HR1 2NG United Kingdom
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