A Splendid Example of British Engineering at its best!
Just managed to buy a pair of these superb shoes from Vittoria…..
I bought them from Brick Lane Bikes for £99.99! Speak to Jan or Feya a Great Price and a Great Store!
A re-introduction of the original Vittoria 1976 Shoe by the Vittoria shoe company, founded by former professional rider Celestino Vercelli, the Vittoria Lorica 1976 Cycling Shoe is an SPD compatible road or city cycling shoe, ideal both off the bike and on. Made completely by hand in Biella, Italy by Vittoria, the 1976 shoes use Lorica uppers uniquely peppered with air holes for breathability. The sole is rubber with an SPD recess centred around ruggedised grips for all weather traction whilst off the bike. Vegan friendly Lorica uppers SPD compatible sole, ideal for road or city Lace up Breathable outers Sewn Vittoria ‘V’ on tongue Embroidered 1976 rear logo
A splendid time was had by all with a mouth watering array of vintage steeds such as Hetchins, Pashleys, etc and a splendid Flying Gate!
and there was more Tweed than the Isle of Harris!
Cup Cakes and Tea Galore what more could an Englishman want!
The Tea Team
What a Splendid Flag!
A well deserved rest!
I say do you have any “Rough Old Shag” ?
The Most Splendid Chaps at “Vintage News”
Anyone for Tyrrells?
How all the Press should be dressed!
Jacqui in her finest Tweed
Enjoying a Cuppa!
A Splendid Scene of Tea and Tweed!
And the Wonderful String Quartet!
The Beautiful “Flying Gate”
To Home via the Train!
Tired Feet, But Happy Feet!
The Splendid Golden Afternoon Tea Company
Covering London and the South East, the Golden Afternoon Tea Company was born out of a love of beautiful vintage teacups, perfectly scrumptious cakes and fresh from the garden flowers.
We can provide a full catering service from the traditional afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, scones and homemade cakes to retro parties with fondant fancies and jammy dodgers. All served on charming vintage china and cakestands from our huge collection. We can style your party with flowers, bunting and hundreds of decorative ideas to transport you to a magical world.
A delicious treat for weddings and celebrations, hen parties, bridal showers, birthday parties for young or old. Or just because tea tastes better in a china tea cup!
From silver teaspoons to sweetpeas in jamjars, strawberry shortcake and lavender cupcakes,embroidered tablecloths and teapots galore, the Golden Afternoon Tea Company has everything you could possibly need for the most perfect tea party this side of Alice’s Wonderland.
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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 email@example.com
Group Organisers : Classic Cycle Group firstname.lastname@example.org Ray Konyn Tel. 07711 241891
I say just the job for a quick whizz around the countryside!