Welcome one and all to my beach hut

Grab a deck chair, Tea or coffee and help yourself to a buiscuit but you'd better mind the seaguls or they'll grab them first. Just look at that view and doesn't the sea look inviting.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

The Bicycle

Everyone in some time in there life as owned a bicycle. I can remember a time in the 1960s when the roads were not so busy as they are today biking everywhere, there were so many quiet country lanes to explore. One of my Ancestors Samuel Tanzer Parker own the first bicycle shop in Long Eaton at the start of the 20th Century and my father as a boy remembers having one of the first children’s tricycles as a gift one Christmas. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_bicycle  

 In the 1920’s and 30s Bicycle clubs were very popular and I remember an aunt recalling how she cycled with a club from Sandiacre in Derbyshire to Skegness and back one weekend which would be around a 200 mile trip, quite a feat and I wonder how comfortable it was.

It is hope that a cycling scheme could be set up in Lincolnshire like the ones already in operation in major cities like London where by you hire a bike from a secure location and deposit the bike at a similar secure hiring point at your destination. Something like the scheme below.

This Sunday April 17th there are a number of activities planned in Skegness that involve Bikes of various descriptions. The Annual Easter motorcycle Easter Egg run from Skegness to the Children’s ward of the Pilgrims Hospital at Boston will set off from the Sea View Pub on North Parade at 11 am and the Boston Veterans Bicycle Club will be parading along the seafront before making there way to The Village Church Farm Museum to be a part of the festivities there. So get out the bike and head over to Skegness and hopefully have a great day out, lol dont forget the puncture repair kit.

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