Classic and custom cars will help give Bexhill a welcome boost by forming a convoy through the town on the Bank Holiday weekend.
Around 50 vehicles are expected at the event which is being organised by the Bexhill 100 Motoring Club and our Mayor, Councillor Lynn Langlands.
The two-hour cavalcade is due to start from Beeching Road at 12noon on Monday (August 31st) and end at Bexhill’s Angling Club.
It will replace what would have been the club’s 16th annual classic car show that raises thousands of pounds for charity every year.
Unfortunately, the hugely popular event, which is usually held on August Bank Holiday at The Polegrove, had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.
Chris Speck, the club’s chairman, said: “We wanted to give something back to the community during these difficult times. It would be great if people gave us a wave or a toot as we travel the route.”
Cllr Langlands contacted the club two months ago to discuss the possibility of a cavalcade to provide the town with a morale boost.
“We came up with the Mayor’s Motoring Cavalcade, and planned for a few classic vehicles to parade all round Bexhill (to include Pebsham and Sidley) and enable folk to come and stand at the roadside near to their homes to view the parade,” she said.
She also paid tribute to the efforts of club members. “This was such a thoughtful and generous offer on behalf of the club to the community, as the time and energy they have put into this event has the potential to give enjoyment to many, and is free to enjoy,” she said.
The planned route
The route will leave at around 12.00 noon and cover Terminus Road; Collington Avenue; Birkdale; Cooden Sea Road; Little Common Roundabout; and Peartree Lane.
The convoy will then travel to Sidley (at around 12.30pm), via Turkey Road, travelling through Sidley via Ninfield Road to Buxton Drive, then Woodsgate Park into London Road as far as Wrestwood Road.
Then visit Pebsham (at around 1.00pm) via Pebsham Lane; Long Avenue; Seabourne Road; Pebsham Community Centre; Haslam Crescent; Third Avenue and Hastings Road to De la Warr Road.
They will then head towards Bexhill Town Centre via Upper Sea Road (at around 1..30pm); Buckhurst Road past Town Hall Square, turning into Sackville Road then Western Road, Devonshire Road, Parkhurst Road, rejoining Sackville Road then proceeding along Marina until the end of the route, at Bexhill’s Angling Club.