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1,000 Kissing Bicycles

Local campaigning group Hastings Urban Bikes (HUB) is taking part in a unique attempt to set a world record for ‘kissing bikes’ – HUB Secretary Judy Russell reports.

As many will know there is a new cycle route, Bulverhythe Link, connecting Glyne Gap and St Leonards seafront, which has recently been opened.  To celebrate this there is going to be a day of events organised by East Sussex County Council and the Sustrans (the sustainable transport charity) on Saturday 12 May.  It will be centred at Glyne Gap, starting at 10 am, when there will be children’s activities, including a treasure hunt, stands and organised bike rides.

The main activity will be a Guinness Book of Records (application pending) ‘Kissing bikes’ attempt.  This is the brainchild of Ray Konyn, leader of Bexhill’s Classic Bike Group.  The aim will be to achieve the longest line of bicycles ever, joined nose to tail, along the new route.  This is why we need the help of every member of as many cyclists as possible – tell your friends from near and far!!

Members of Hastings Urban Bikes, family, friends and any others can meet at Hastings Pier at 10am and cycle to Glyne Gap.  HUB will then lead another ride at 11am to the De La Warr Pavilion and back.

We invite you to bring a picnic (the café will be extremely busy) and get together on the beach to eat at about 12.15

1pm Record Attempt

The photo shoot and the record breaking attempt is at 1pm.  If you cannot make the whole event, just be there with your bike for the line up.

Please send this story to everyone you know that has access to a bicycle – schools, colleges, places of work, organisations etc.  Everyone is welcome to meet us at the Pier and ride along or go straight to at Glyne Gap

For further details email

Or see the information at East Sussex County Council

Or ring 01424 434035

So let’s see a thousand cyclists on the day!!

Posted 19:21 Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 In: Campaigns

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