Jingle Bells Jingle Bells!……

If you are looking for Xmas presents for a ardent fan of the Bicycle then look no further!

The splendid chaps at Whitstable T-Shirt Company can provide a many varied collection of T-Shirts, Bags, Hoodies and Accessories for your cycling pleasure!

Quick there is only Two weeks till Santa gets stuck in your Chimney (and eats all your mince pies and drinks your best single malt!)

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Published in: on December 10, 2013 at 11:50  Leave a Comment  
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Cities Fit for Cycling!…..

Dear Reader

Over the past few months you have helped us highlight more than 10,000 cycling blackspots as part of our Cities fit for Cycling campaign.

Today, Norman Baker, the Transport Minister, announced that your findings will be used to help allocate £15 million of funding to improve dangerous road junctions outside of London. We couldn’t have done this without your contributions.

As part of our commitment to bring about real change, we have presented those hazards to the worst affected cities and boroughs across the country, including Westminster, Lambeth, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Leeds, Cambridge, Sheffield, Newcastle, Manchester and Cardiff.

Now we need your help to pressurise local councillors into taking action.

Wherever you live, please take a minute to go to this page, type your postcode into the envelope and email one of your local representatives, asking them to bid for funding to improve key junctions in your area.

Thank you once again for your support.

James Harding
Editor of The Times

Published in: on June 28, 2012 at 08:13  Leave a Comment  
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The Ride of the Road Rat……

Had a great ride out across the Marsh on my Cotic Road Rat,

It seems to be the one bike I have that I use all the time,

with 700 x 25 CST puncture proof tyre’s it certainly proving a great all rounder road,

lanes and Bridleway’s all are taken in the Road rat’s stride!

Over Aldergate Bridge

Superb Views West and East over the Bridge.

Over The Bridge following NCR2

which is mostly parallel to the  “Saxon Shore Line” back to Hythe.

Published in: on June 12, 2012 at 19:51  Leave a Comment  
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Mass Cycle Ride………Come and Join in the Fun!

 

MASS CYCLE RIDE

 

Saturday, June 16 at 2pm

 

In support of better cycling for Shepway

and a shoreline cycleway from Folkestone to Dungeness

 

Start:  Sandgate Seafront at The Ship

Farthest Point:  Aldergate Bridge, Romney Marsh

Finish:  The Bell Inn, Hythe, for barbecue

 

 Cycle Shepway

or call 01303 226234 / 07880 702969

Please call into the Hub Cycle Shop, Sandgate to sign the petition or click on the Link to sign the e-petition

Coastline Cycleway

Many Thanks

Vive La tour!

A fantastic film worth a gander!

Published in: on May 30, 2012 at 09:31  Leave a Comment  
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A Classic Weekend!

The wonderful Classic Cycle Group has this superb event on this weekend a must for the Tweedy Among You!

SUNDAY 06/05/12    110th ANNIVERSARY OF 1ST MOTOR RACE IN BEXHILL 1902     STATUS: GOING AHEAD 

Details : There is a wonderful selection of vintage and steam vehicles attending. The Classic Cycle Group have been asked to attend with Edwardian period costume and classic bicycles to join the celebrations throughout the day. Be certain to keep this date clear in your diary!  The opening ceremony will be at 10.00. The 1905 winners Cup is being brought down by the Grandson of Alfred Herbert Bush, who won here in Bexhill driving his Daimler, and also the Cup he won in the same year in Brighton. They will be on display. Malcolm Campbell’s 1938 water speed winning Bluebird, having been fully restored, will be on display thanks. Subject to water availability due to the hosepipe ban, she will be fired up€ twice in the day. A Blue Plaque will be unveiled on the Sackville to commemorate the 1st race in 1902. The Heritage Trail is also to be unveiled from Cooden Beach Hotel via The Museum, The De La Warr and the Sackville. John Arthy’s Vintage Hot Four Jazz band will be entertaining us with their unforgettable music, and at the other end of the De la Warr Parade, the Bexhill 100 Motoring Club will be displaying their vehicles and there will be further music.

There will be several rides taking place during the day and an authentic Picnic on the lawns at 12.30pm. We encourage you to bring along vintage accessories such as; wicker hamper; wobbly tables & creaky chairs; blankets; table cloth; glass; china etc.) to set the scene! (This event is also suitable for participants in vintage clothes without bicycles).  Rides along the traffic-free promenade and we will be riding to the Cooden Beach Hotel and back with the vintage car cavalcade.

Many people do not realize that for 6 years preceeding this first motor race, it was a cycle track. For history of the race track, see our history page on this website. The Cycling Boulevard was used to attract visitors to Bexhill. The track ran to the foot of Galley hill and was  built to a high specification by Mr Walter Pellant of the Humber Cycle Company. The track was run by Percy Young who was also vice-president of the Bexhill Cycling Club, founded 1889.

Meet time & place : 9.45am on the Open Space in front of The Sackville, De La Warr Parade, Bexhill TN40 1LS  (Map : click here).
10.00 Opening Ceremony. 1905 Winners Cup on display.
10.30 Possible firing up of Bluebird
11.00 Any vehicles to Cooden Beach Hotel and return to Sackville Lawns.
11.30 Johnny Arthy’s Vintage Hot Four Jazz Band.
12.00 Opening of the Heritage trail.
13.00 Possible firing up of Bluebird
13.15 Johnny Arthy’s Vintage Hot Four Jazz Band.
14.00 Any vehicles wishing to tour up to the Old Town and through the town and back to the front.
15.00 Unveiling of Blue Plaque.
16.00 Closing of celebrations.
17.00 Tea for drivers at Cooden Beach.

Vehicles to travel to Galley Hill for photo shoots through out the day.
There will be live music at the Old Bathing Station and outside The Sackville.
The information tent will have posters and photographs from the original races. Some of these may be purchased.
Local photographers from The Studio in Sackville Road will be taking photographs, and these may be purchased.

Route / Distance : Cooden Beach Hotel and back 4 miles : Bexhill Old Town and back 2 miles : Galley Hill and back 1 mile.
Bicycles : Class 1-4 (see chart below).  The flying of Union Jack flags and the attaching of Classic Cycle posters to bicycles is definitely encouraged!  – (Can be downloaded from here).
Dress code :  Tweed; Victorian; Edwardian or 1930’s vintage clothing encouraged or period attire in tune with the date of your bicycle.  Need ideas? Click here or here or here or here.
Event Organisers : Bexhill 100 Classic Car Club bexhill100@bexhill100.com
Group Organisers : Classic Cycle Group   info@classiccyclegroup.co.uk Ray Konyn  Tel. 07711 241891

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Published in: on May 3, 2012 at 08:14  Leave a Comment  
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