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Vintage bikes make first appearance at Transport Weekend

As John F Kennedy once said, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.”  And to celebrate the role of the bicycle, the Veteran-Cycle Club is holding an exhibition of vintage bicycles at this year’s Faversham Transport Weekend.  It will be called ‘From Boneshaker to BMX’ and is being held in the Alexander Centre during the Weekend of the 16th and 17th May.  

For many years, organisers have been trying to include pedal bikes as part of the Transport Weekend (which is now in its 20th year) and it is such good news that bicycles are making an appearance in 2015.

The Veteran-Cycle Club is holding the exhibition to mark its 60th anniversary.  There will be a static display of cycles that illustrate the development of the cycle from circa 1865 to 2015. There will also be a display of cycling aspects that relate to Faversham or to Kent.

The exhibition will feature local pedal bike celebrities, such as Gordon Ely the "cycling mayor of Faversham" and Jack Harris, who raised the most funds each year at the annual Faversham Charity Ride.  

It will also look at the social aspects of cycling including whether bicycles have improved the gene pool!  But this makes sense when you think people were able to travel greater distances and could meet and marry partners from further afield.

The exhibition is taking place in the Jubilee Room at the Alexander Centre from 10am until 4pm on both days of the Transport Weekend and entry is free.   So it it’s definitely worth a visit.  And hopefully bicycles will play a role in the Transport Weekend for years to come.

More information on the Transport Weekend can be found on

Ima Rix


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