Pier to Eternity Sea Monsters vs Hell Lizards

Pier to Eternity fancy dress bicycle party is back! First ride of the year is themed Sea Monsters vs Hell Lizards. After terrorising the pier, the group descended upon Hastings Old Town and ending up in Bottle Alley for ice cream courtesy of William the Conequeror. The new crowdfunded sound …

Acid House Pier to eternity

Pier to Eternity Sound System crowd funding shout

Pier to Eternity Illuminated bike rides need to upgrade the sound system. It’s a music system and transmitter, so you can bring your own radio and tune into the main sounds. Photo from last year’s Acid House ride. http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/pier-to-eternity-iluminated-bike-rides

Bottle Alley Bike Bomb

Bottle Alley Bike Bomb 2017

First race of this year’s Bottle Alley Bike Bomb. It is a drag style race along Bottle Alley, St Leonards. The rules are: Ride anything with no motor or legs. Organisers decision is final. If you hear a whistle, STOP. If you go out of your lane, you’re disqualified. You …

Boarman's Crossing

Train in Vain

Say you stand by your man Tell me something I don’t understand You said you love me and that’s a fact Then you left me, said you felt trapped Well some things you can explain away But my heartache’s in me till this day [Chorus] Did you stand by me …


Wonderful Life

Here I go out to sea again The sunshine fills my hair And dreams hang in the air Gulls in the sky and in my blue eyes You know it feels unfair There’s magic everywhere [CHORUS:] Look at me standing Here on my own again Up straight in the sunshine …

Francesca penny farthing

Like a Hurricane

You are like a hurricane, there’s calm in your eyes and I am getting blown away to somewhere safer where the feeling stays. –Neil Young

bottom bracket, golden pegasus, 20,000 miles by Nathan Jones Photography

Bottom Bracket

Fare the well, my bottom bracket. You’ve carried me over 24,000 miles according to my speedometer. Up and down the mountains, across a muddy gully. You never failed, you never grumbled. With a big spanner, an enormous lever made of a bike top tube, and stubborn groans, that old bracket …

Francesca Penny Farthing

A bottle and a penny

“Can you do any tricks?” I asked. “I’m learning the Superman, the Starfish and the Kangaroo”, she said. “What’s this one called?” “Sticking one’s legs out”. Today I learned to ride this beast in Bottle Alley. “It’s OK!”, she said, “There’s a hand’s span of headroom, we worked it out!”, …

High Tide Low Tide Bike Race

High Tide Low Tide Bike Race

The High Tide Low Tide Bike Race has just a few rules. They seem to be (it’s all a bit vague), no SPD’s (clip on pedals), and no biting. It’s £5 in, winner takes all. Beyond this, it’s first past the post in a (vague) number of laps around a …



Here we go on a jolly. Over the hills, through the kingdom of beach huts, land of colossal daisies and giant sea cabbages. The autumnal day is clear, crisp and parky. The shadows are long and there is a super moon coming. The celestial mechanics clearly visible, the view of which, …