Bexhill Sussex Blazing Saddles

Free Events & Activities 1-16 June

Come and enjoy FREE activities and events in Bexhill, uncovering the revolutionary history of women and cycling in Sussex.  This two-week-long programme in Bexhill includes a variety of events and activities including upcycling sewing workshops to remake cycling fashion, talks, cycle repair sessions and free outdoor tours.  Come and join in!

Bike Safety check for women & girls: To launch SBS events on Saturday 1st June, and Sunday 2nd June 12- 3pm there are Bike Safety Checks by Bexhill Wheelers, located just behind Bexhill Museum next to Egerton Park.  We encourage women and girls to bring bicycles to ensure you can enjoy Bike Week.  

Re-Imagining Re-Making women’s clothing for cycling, or any time, sewing workshops.  Book a session or stay as long as you like:  Saturday 1st June – 10.30-12.30 & 13.00-15.00 and Monday 10th June – 10.30-12.30 & 13.00-15.00 at the Eco Hub, Western Road, with Community Supporters.  Come and transform preloved clothes—repair or make them fit; transform them completely by adding splashes of colour or different fabrics; or help us create a dressing-up box of upcycled bloomers and sashes for the Sussex Blazing Saddles exhibition.

Talks at Bexhill Museum

1: Friday 14 June 2.30pm With Julian Porter – Curator of Bexhill Museum, exploring memories of Bexhill and cycling of Bexhill cycle track, Pleasant Sunday Afternoon cycle club, Lady Brassey cycling passion, and

2: Sunday 16 June 2pm With Karen Poley – Sussex Blazing Saddles Creative Director introducing the project and its findings…

Pleasant Sunday Afternoon on Sussex Day Inspired by the PSA’s cycling club of the early 1900s, come and join us for a pleasant Sunday afternoon on Sunday 16 June.  Meet at Bexhill Museum at 1.45pm, to look around the Exhibition and hear an introductory talk.  Then cycle off on a Bexhill Women and Cycling heritage ride led by Ian Hollidge of Bexhill Wheelers.  The route will last about an hour, encompassing the cycle chalet built by Muriel Brassey, the old cycle track and back for a musical finish with The Other Band, at the Coronation Bandstand.  If you wish to stay on, the ride will cycle back to Egerton Park for a picnic at 7.30pm


Bexhill Schedule

1 JuneRe-Imagining & Re-Making sewing sessions at the Eco Hub, Western Road, Bexhill 10.30-12.30 & 13.00-15.00

1 & 2 JuneWomen & Girls Bike Safety Checks by Bexhill Wheelers, Egerton Park back of Bexhill Museum 12-3pm

10 JuneRe-Imagine Re-Make sessions at the Eco Hub, Western Road, Bexhill 10.30-12.30 & 13.00-15.00

14 June – Talk by Senior Curator Julian Porter Bexhill, Bicycles & Brasseys, Bexhill Museum 2.30pm

15 & 16 June, Bexhill Museum SBS Exhibition – themes from clothing to rides, races & events; Ladies cycling superstars, clubs & cycling suffragists; as well as current cycling clubs, promoting learning to ride & maintenance sessions for women.

16 June, Bexhill Pleasant Sunday Afternoon – exhibition, talk, heritage ride, & music – bring your bike & meet at Bexhill Museum at 1.45pm. The ride will last approximately an hour, finishing at the Coronation bandstand.

16 June, Bexhill talk by Creative Director Karen Poley Sussex Blazing Saddles, 2pm


A full list of all the Sussex Blazing Saddles (SBS) events taking place across Sussex in 2024 can be found HERE