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 HV0602 – "Cycles – Group of four" – c.1887

09 - © Edward Reeves Photography
09 - © Edward Reeves Photography

These cyclists have identical machines, probably ‘Rudge's Coventry Rotary Tricycles’, suggesting they might have hired them, possibly from C. H. Markwick of Eastgate Wharf. The Rudge was advertised as ideal for photographers and it may be that Edward Reeves, with his gear strapped to his tricycle, was in the cycling party. In 1885 a J.H. Adams covered 233 miles on a Rudge in a single day.



How long have you been in business here and why Lewes?
We have been in business since 17th November 2009. Lewes is a great central hub, in Sussex, for Biking. In the middle of the South Downs National Park.

Have you found that there's anything that people have asked for more now after lockdown has been lifted?
Ever since the start of lockdown, and after the lift, bikes have been in huge demand, along with accessories too!

What's been your favourite single moment/interaction while trading during lockdown or after having re-opened?
Just being able to help more people get riding bikes!

If you had the chance, which past Lewes High Street shop would you most like to re-introduce and why?
Woolworths - Pick n mix! (Although it would mean we could not be here)

Of all the events and meetings that happen on the High Street which are you most looking forward to experiencing again when social restrictions are eased?

Danny at Cycleshack