A CYCLING hub is holding their first event which has already sold out, but say they are looking forward to hosting more in the future.

Cadence Cycle Club, which was started by keen cyclists Roger Myall and Matthew Jackson, came up with the idea of a beer festival just three weeks ago.

The event this weekend which Roger said is a bit of a “trial” has already sold out, but he said there will more in the coming months.

The hub is selling a selection of Longman beers, which are brewed just 100 metres away from the venue. It will also have hotdogs and live music as part of their Oktoberfest-themed event.

Roger Myall, co-owner at Cadence CC, said while riding his bike up the Downs: “We have got some musicians, beer, hotdogs, just a themed evening to try and keep the events going. We’re going to try and do one a month.”

The Argus: Their bar, plus plenty of hotdogs on the go.Their bar, plus plenty of hotdogs on the go.

The café stroke bike repair hub started nine months ago in the middle of Covid lockdown restrictions, but has seen their popularity increase massively as cyclists looked for a socially distanced pit-stop in Litlington, East Sussex.

Roger said: “We have got this community who come regularly to Cadence hubs as part of their ride, this was always the intention to create that community and give them somewhere to aim for when they’re out on their bike.”

Since The Argus last spoke with Roger and Matthew in April, they had two hubs. Since then, the business now has five hubs across Sussex. The hubs are in Eastbourne, Truleigh Hill near Devil’s Dyke, Upwaltham, Deers Leap and Litlington.

They have started electric mountain bike hire to help all age groups and fitness levels get into cycling.

Their newest expansion is into the barn next door, which has been converted into a space where people can shelter from the elements. The barn is where a large part of the beer festival will be held tonight.

Roger added: “The intention was always to create that clubhouse feel, a shelter away when people are out on their bikes. Somewhere they can go to.”

The Argus: The inside of the barn before the event.The inside of the barn before the event.

While tonight’s and tomorrow’s events are sold out, Cadence will be looking to hold similar events every month which people can enjoy in the future.

A spokesman for Longman added: "Whilst our brewers might not be performing on stage, we're sure their beers will be the stars of the show providing refreshment for all who are taking the trip to Church Farm on Friday and Saturday evening."

To keep up-to-date on any future events, visit their website


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