Operation Bluenose

Thursday, May 14, 2015 admin 13

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s website has a piece here on “Operation Bluenose” – a three-day crackdown on anti-social cyclists in Southend: Residents said they had cause to make regular complaints about cyclists flouting the law by riding on pavements in Westcliff, Southend High Street and the seafront. They asked […]

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Wakering-Berlin 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 admin 0

Here’s a good local cause that’s worth reading about – and sponsoring. It involves a memorial bike ride from Great Wakering to Berlin – to raise money for research into prostate and testicular cancer . As the website poignantly explains: On the 31st January 2010 my Dad, Anthony ?Yogi? Chaplin […]

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Congrats To “Grips”

Thursday, May 20, 2010 admin 1

We were pleased to see a Rayleigh bike shop – Grips – getting a good review on a bike business website yesterday. Bikebiz.com – “For everyone in the Bicycle Business” carried out a mystery shopping exercise on 5 independent bike shops in the Southend and Rayleigh area and published their […]

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A Bike Park?

Saturday, July 10, 2010 admin 4

Some local cycle enthusiasts have come up with an interesting proposal for 56 acre BMX bike park. It will be on land north-west of Hockley Road, Rayleigh , and High Road Hockley. To understand the location a bit better, here’s a map – click on it to enlarge it. We […]

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A Cycle Route – And Some Local History

Monday, September 6, 2010 admin 0

If you fancy tackling a good cycling route, have a look at this one on the Bikely website from Shoeburyness to Hanningfield Reservoir – 63 miles round trip. Not only does the website give you a good map, it also gives you snippets of local history for different points on […]