Get on your bikes and head over to the Whitwell and Reepham Station for a heritage day vintage bike rally as we celebrate the 2oo year anniversary of the bicycle!
Did you know the earliest bicycle was called a Draisine or ‘Dandy Horse’? It was unveiled in 1817 and whilst we’re pretty sure there aren’t any Dandy Horses on the roads any more, if you’ve got a vintage bicycle of any variety – or even a modern one – bring it on the day in vintage or fancy dress to take part in the fancy dress bike competition. There are prizes to be won!
There will be a cycle rally starting at Whitwell and Reepham Station, heading out 10 miles to the endpoint at the Marlpit Arms. You can still take part if you don’t have a bike – there will be a free bike loan from Whitwell Station with the option of a minibus ride back if you don’t want to cycle both ways.
There will also be shorter rally rides from Whitwell Station starting at 11am, and rallies starting from the Marlpit Arms from 12-4pm.
Even if you are not riding you are welcome at the two event locations for lots of fun activities:
- Heritage displays and railway activities with a 1940’s theme at Whitwell
- Pushing Ahead cycling activities and family fun at the Marlpit, including balance bikes for children and adults, and a bicycle obstacle course
- Local artists and heritage exhibition,
- Live music
- Hog roast and veggie food from the Marlpit Community Gardens, cream teas and a bar
- Plus there will be opportunities to meet the animals with Angelica’s Rainbow including lamb racing!
This is a Heritage Open Day event, brought to you by the Marriott’s Way Heritage Trail and Pushing Ahead.