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Talks and Tours

The past month has been a busy one, and it’s not over yet!

Along with the bikers beacon (which raised an astounding £846.60 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal), we’ve also hosted groups for tours, and been visited several groups for some presentations.

The highlights:

  • Early in August Shoreham and Southwick Rotary Club join us for a tour.

  • A few days later, saw us giving a presentation to The Royal Engineers Association, Brighton Group, at the Royal British Legion in Lancing. Running in the background whilst they had their meeting wass Craig’s Bikers’ Beacon video.

  • We had the privilege of meeting some of the people behind ATN – Adur Talking News. These ladies and gentlemen meet weekly to record news stories and then deliver CDs to the blind or partially sighted so that they are kept up to date with local current news.

  • Following on from a presentation we did last year, we once again had the pleasure of seeing Worthing Steyne Rotary Club. They joined us for a guided tour.

  • Wadhurst U3a were our hosts at their AGM and our new projector was put through its paces, and proved a worthy investment, on their massive screen. Thank you very much for inviting us and we look forward to seeing you on site for a tour in the near future.

We will be at the Shoreham Airshow at the end of the month – come along and say hello!

A Bikers Beacon – AMAZING!

What an utterly amazing evening!

Thank you everyone who made it possible for us to commemorate the centenary in a truly memorable way.

The High Sheriff of West Sussex, Father Terry Stratford, Richard and Daisy Durrant, 168 No Sleep, Watts Audio Hire, JJ, the 4 buglers, the Legion members who did the readings, our wonderful volunteers who helped ensure the evening ran smoothly, the BBC, Shoreham Herald, the RBL marshals (amazing job clearing site -139 bikes off site in 15 minutes), Martin Johnson – Sussex Riders Branch Rep and reason the event happened and then of course…….

The riders!!!!

Thank you guys and gals – we genuinely couldn’t have done it without you. Respect.

A Bikers Beacon

We are proud to be hosting this event at the Fort on the 4th August 2014:

Bikers Beacon

The 2 & 3 wheeled community of the Adur & Arun Districts will come together at the historic Shoreham fort between 2100 and 2130. Then at 2155 they will all shine their main beam headlights towards the lighthouse providing a beacon like illumination over Shoreham that will be seen from the site of the old WW1 barracks and training trenches on the South Downs. At exactly 2200 the headlights will be extinguished, as will a great many others the length and breadth of our great country. A short service will take place followed by time for reflection before extinguishing the candle at 2300 and closing the event.

All bikers, scooterists and trikers etc, are welcome to attend and participate in this unique occasion. Should anyone wish to make a donation, then there will be Royal British Legion Riders with collection buckets and there will also be a collection point at the Snack Shack. All donations received will go to the Poppy Appeal.

All motorcyclists please note access to this scheduled ancient monument is a great and rare privilege and we must respect it’s status. Therefore please only enter and leave the site through the designated access point and please follow the marshal’s instructions at all times. Finally when leaving the site please be patient, there will be the inevitable bottlenecks but its important we do not damage this ancient site and the easiest and best way to exit is to follow the instructions of the marshals. Thank you.

Timetable of the evening:

  • 20:30 – 168 No Sleep will be playing. Arun and Adur Riders will be arriving and lining up with their lights facing the downs in the direction of Shoreham Camp and the WWI training trenches
  • 21:55 – All riders headlights will be lit
  • 22:00 – All lights will be extinguished
  • 22:00 – Our Queen’s Jubilee Beacon will be lit by the High Sheriff of West Sussex, to signify the lone candle. The Exhortation will be read. In Flanders Field will be read. There will be a blessing of HM Armed forces – past, present and future by Rev’d Terry Strattford who will then ask everyone to join in the Lord’s Prayer. There will be a single shot fired for the start of the Last Post followed by a two minutes silence. The Reveille / Stand too will take us out of the silence. The Kohimah Epitaph will be read. There is then time for reflection with the internationally renowned concert guitarist Richard Durrant playing
  • 22:50 – Rev’d Terry Stratford will give a closing address
  • 23:00 – The Queen’s Jubilee beacon will be extinguished and the headlights re-lit

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We're always in need of equipment, tools, and items at the fort... here's a few things on our wish list:

Doors for Food for Fort

A big THANK-YOU to Vevo Vision for the donation!

Doors for the Nissen Hut

A big THANK-YOU to Vevo Vision for the donation!

Projector Screen

A big THANK-YOU to Pat & VIv for the donation!

Wheel Barrows
Calor Gas Heater

A big THANK-YOU to Stephen Jennings for the donation!

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