Pedalling Pirates Picnic, 2017


Pedalling Pirates Picnic, 2017
Event on 2017-07-16 10:30:00
Ahoy me hearty cyclists. Fancy joining up for a jaunty swashbuckling ride along the East Sussex coastline. Final muster at Hastings Pier for Pirate Posse to ride into town. Disembark at picnic area on beach reserved for pirate cyclists and cycles.  Detailed timings of pick up points   Eastbourne – REDOUBT FORTRESS10.15am. Meet up by large cannon on pavement facing the roadside. Pevensey Town – The Castle Inn10.45 – 10.50am (5 mins pit stop) The Star Pub – REST BREAK 11.05 – 11.40am (35 mins pit stop) Cooden Hotel11.55 -12.00n (5 mins pit stop) Bexhill De La Warr12.15 – 12.25pm (10 mins pit stop) Cafe on the Beach – Ravenside Retail Park12.35 – 12.40pm (5 mins pit stop) Sea Cadets /TA Centre Bulverhythe12.50pm – no official pick up Hastings Pier 1.00 – 1.20pm (20 mins for picking up entry number at Pier) and forming up for road cycling parade to Old Town, U turn at Winkle Island and back to beach area Hasting Beach opp. St Mary in the Castle1.35pm – disembark for picnic. DRESS CODE: Pirate, Buccaneer and all things nautical. Aarrrr, this be a laid back easy paced fun ride for all ages*. Pack a picnic basket and drinks. Many of the routes are off road, cycle tracks. Mostly level until Galley Hill. In the spirit of comradery the group should aim to keep together and avoid breaking away. However, because of Galley Hill, traffic controls etc, should you find yourself ahead of the group you should wait at the next pit stop for the rest to catch up and re-join. It is essential to keep to the timetable for those waiting to join the group at the pick-up points. We may be loud with swashbuckling merriment, but on roads we be safe and orderly – that be Captains Orders, AARRRR.Bexhill promenade may be too busy for the group, so the road will be used going along the main drag. Hasting will be full with pirates, so the finale parade ride into town will take place on the road from Hastings Pier, up to the Old Town, U turn at Winkle Island and back to turn left onto reserved beach area (near St Mary In the Castle). This being an inaugural cycling Pirate event, we shall be settting an unofficial fun world record for Pirates on bicycles, count taken at pier.Awards for: 'Best pirate outfit' and 'Best Decorated Bicycle'. GUIDANCE: Participants will be expected to sign a liability waiver prior to taking part. This form must be completed by a person aged 18 years or over. Evidence of age may be requested. *Participants under the age of 18 years will be allowed to participate in the event with the consent of their parent or legal guardian who must sign the Event Registration form on behalf of the underage rider.  Signing is also an acceptance for the actions and consequences of the underage rider. Under 16s must be accompanied at all times by an adult, responsible for them. Read the Highway Code and adhere to road regulations. The organiser reserves the right to cancel, should weather be wet and windy. For those on penny farthings, alternative routes need to be sought where there is unsuitable track at some sections along Pevensey Bay, Norman Bay and Cafe on the Beach to Bulverhythe. Bring with you: A picnic, water. Front and rear lights, (in case it's dark on the ride,  when you decide to head home) Sun screen You need to be able to repair your own puncture; basic bike tool & puncture repair kit, or spare inner tube or instant spray repair aerosol. Bicycle pump Make sure your bike is roadworthy, in particular check: Brakes work properly Tyres are sufficiently inflated Chain runs freely and the gear changes are smooth No obvious loose connections (check especially your handlebars, saddle, cranks, pedals) Wheels run true (don't wobble from side to side when moving) The East Sussex Pedalling Pirate Shanty Aye Eastbourne’s in the pastRedoubt Fortress was a military blastNo booty to be found at Pevensey BayTime to change gear and cruise on our way Chorus We be the Pedalling PiratesOur furners sail on air and we love basketsWe be the Pedalling PiratesWe wear vintage inside and outWe’re Pedalling Pirates – NO DOUBT Shiver me timbers, swashbuckling crewAhoy a shoal of mermaids, thar in the blueThe tide be fine to see them playAnd folic with fishes in Norman Bay Chorus Ahoy we be at De La Warr afore nightDrinking grog be our mission and having a biteWe be tinging bells and, having tweed teasNO lily-livered cyclists are we. Chorus Ahoy me hearties – land ahoySmuggling our loot will soon be our joyEast Cliff Caves our booty be storedAvast for a picnic on Hastings sea shore Chorus With a Yo ho ho, we be buccaneersOur jolly rogers tell yer nay privateersWe’ll keelhaul any landlubber avast us going on accountTelling us thars no place to dismount” We’re Pedalling Pirates – NO DOUBT Lyrics by Sarah Stephenson © 2017

at Hastings
86 High Street Hastings East Sussex
Hastings, United Kingdom

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