On 30 Oct 2015 at 9:55pm Chaos wrote:
Bonfire could be interesting this year. So from what I hear so far.....
There will be a cycle train travelling into Lewes on the 5th from Brighton ON the A27- not the cycle route, on the road!!!
Brighton walking tours are also organising a torch lit tour of Lewes at 5pm on the 5th....
And Brighton uni freshers have organised a Facebook events page for the night hosting the 5th as a carnival/festival not to be missed.....
On 30 Oct 2015 at 10:11pm Brass-holes wrote:
Oh lawks, why do Brightonians have to inflict us with their vegetarian, eco-friendly, cosmopolitan ways?
On 30 Oct 2015 at 10:38pm Bradley wrote:
That's great I need a new bike !!
On 30 Oct 2015 at 10:51pm Predator wrote:
Freshers, mmn fresh meat!
On 31 Oct 2015 at 3:54am IMEYOU wrote:
Its called sanitisation!
On 31 Oct 2015 at 4:16am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Oh lordy, the cycle train thing is really happening.
I thought this was another bit of trolling - sorry, Chaos.
I wonder if the walking tours people will be donating some of their profits to the bonfire charities? They should be shamed into doing so imo, making a quick buck out of a free event.
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On 31 Oct 2015 at 5:21am Realist wrote:
Will the cycle organisers be responsible for escorting the 100's of their drunk charges along the unlit A27 after the show?
Not a clever idea.
On 31 Oct 2015 at 8:14am Red wrote:
What is a cycle train?
On 31 Oct 2015 at 8:32am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
The Sussex Student page refers to it as an annual event, so presumably it has happened before without mass carnage.
I noticed that they don't intend to get to Lewes until 7.15, so presumably they all get off their bikes and become pedestrians, to avoid being affected by the road closures.
On 31 Oct 2015 at 8:37am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
A big long line of people cycling, Red!
On 31 Oct 2015 at 9:17am green wrote:
I have never needed to drive along the A27 on the evening of the 5th but I imagine it can be a bit of a nightmare.Bike train is quite a good idea in theory............add alcohol and hilarity may ensue.
On 31 Oct 2015 at 11:11am Whee! wrote:
I think it looks bloody marvellous. They are getting exercise, not clogging up the trains with bodies or the streets with cars and it seems like a lovely, whimsical thing to do. Well planned, marshalled and it looks like they've done it before, so experience is also on their side. Well done on them!
On 31 Oct 2015 at 11:27am Remember wrote:
It's all very well planning a mass cycle ride to the Prison Crossroads (with an arrival time considerably later than the scheduled start of the events in Lewes), but where do they intend parking their bikes?
Will they comply with the road closures or will they expect to be able to ride along roads that are closed to traffic?
Have they made ANY contact with ANYBODY involved in organising events on the fifth? If so, who?
On 31 Oct 2015 at 11:41am fred wrote:
Lots of out of owners on bikes coming into Lewes will cause all sorts of problems. Why have the police not seen the risks and said no to the event.
On 31 Oct 2015 at 12:27pm cnut wrote:
the police have no jurisdiction to prevent people cycling. I would be seriously surprised if they have more than 50 people cycling. It's actually really quite easy to park 50 bikes in any of the places you'd end up in regardless of the route taken.
On 31 Oct 2015 at 12:55pm blue wrote:
Yeah, most lazy students can't be bovered to cycle a few miles these days, it's not Oxford is it?
On 31 Oct 2015 at 2:54pm Horseman7 wrote:
I believe they're parking at County Hall so presumably that's all been arranged, and they have done it before. Good on them.
The UoS also arranges a walk in, which sounds good for the start of the evening but Lord knows if the walkers ever get home again.
Is 'parking' a good term for leaving a bike? Is there something more descriptive? Barking? Tethering?
On 31 Oct 2015 at 3:11pm Tipex wrote:
Deep breaths everyone. Deep breaths...
On 31 Oct 2015 at 7:20pm Driver wrote:
I am sure the Police have the powers to enforce usage of the expensive (to the taxpayer, not the cyclists) cycle lane from Falmer into Lewes; should they cause problems for other road users bypassing Lewes on the night. Including swift access for emergency vehicles.
On 31 Oct 2015 at 10:22pm Nightmare wrote:
Are they riding to Lewes or through Lewes. Could be a nasty conflagration of Lycra and naked flames...