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Sweet Ride – Bernard

Published on June 1, 2012 in Sweet Rides

STATISTICS Name: Bernard (but his owner plans to change it) Age: Has yet to be determined Owner: Nathan General Info: This is Hastings met Bernard on St Leonards seafront taking in the evening sun during a ride to Bexhill. We couldn’t get too much information on Bernard as the owner received him as a birthday

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Sweet Ride – APN Longboards

Summer has officially arrived, and This Is Hastings likes to travel in style. The very nice folks at APN (A Public Nuisance) kindly lent us a couple of their longboards to take for a spin down the seafront. Based in Hastings and London APN have launched a new line of boards created from reconditioned vintage

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Sweet Ride – Wacky Races

Published on May 21, 2012 in Sweet Rides

STATISTICS: Name: Wacky Races Age: 30 years Owner: Jeremy Origin: Built by an engineering student General Info: This Is Hastings saw this Sweet Ride coming down George Street, a mile off! Jeremy kindly dismounted his Wacky Racer to give us some more information: Inherited from an engineering student almost 30 years ago, this high-rise bike

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Sweet Ride – Fifi

Published on May 4, 2012 in Sweet Rides

STATISTICS Name: Fifi Age: Made in the 1960’s Owner: Lucy Origin: Courthouse Street Market (restored) General Info: This adorable little vintage Moulton bicycle, despite appearances cannot actually fly! It is in fact carefully teetering from the beams of metal-man Leigh Dyer‘s workshop. When not suspended from the rafters, it can often be seen “underneath Lucy.”

 
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Sweet Ride – Flying Sue

Published on May 2, 2012 in Sweet Rides

STATISTICS Name: Flying Sue Age: Approx 7 years Owner: Bill (from Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell) General Info: This 3 speed, back-break, cruiser beaut can often be spotted flying around all over town – “I love you Peggy Sue With a love so rare and true Oh, Peggy, my Peggy Sue Oh, well, I love you

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Sweet Ride – Holly’s Board

Published on May 1, 2012 in Sweet Rides

STATISTICS: Name: Un-named (for now) Owner: Holly General Info: After a bit of a session at the Hastings sketepark, the shiny white griptape of Holly’s board had gotten a bit grubby and therfore was a bit camera shy, but even from beneath – a Sweet Ride it most certainly remains! Holly and her board can

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Sweet Ride – The Witch

STATISTICS: Name: The Witch Make: Lambretta CT200 (made up model) General Info: This Is Hastings met The Witch at the Scooter Skirmish rally meetup at The Stade, this weekend. The 1964 Lambretta has been lovingly restored in a Hastings’ living room, over the past four years. The Witch certainly cast her spell over This Is

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Sweet Ride – Baby Tricycle

STATISTICS: Name: Oliver (Twist) Owner: Could be you (if you fall for its rustic charms) Origin: Left orphaned on the doorstep of Bell’s Bicycles General Info: This adorable little critter was warming itself by the fire, when we took its snap. Currently without a home it resides in bicycle creche (George Street, Old Town) where

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Sweet Ride – Emily’s Bike

STATISTICS: Name: Emily’s Bike Owner: Many previous owners Origin: Unknown General Info: This bike caught our eye while wandering around by Trinity Wholefoods. With too many great Hastings owners to name, this is a true hand-me-down classic. With a bust front axle, it apparently “rides like a pig” and it is also in need of

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Sweet Ride – Frank’s Bike

STATISTICS Name: Frank’s Bike Owner: Frank of Frank’s Front Room Origin: Florida General Info: This Is Hastings came across this sleek little cruiser, while taking tea in soon to be opened Cafe Bar – Frank’s Front Room. Frank’s Bike has certainly earned some air miles, originating in Florida, but also spending some time living in

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