Catha's Seat

Monday, 12 May 2014

Catha's Seat Launch Picnic hits the headlines

The Catha's Seat Launch Picnic hit the headlines last Thursday in the Kentish Express. If you are in the Kent area, pick up a souvenir copy and you'll find the article on page 14. 

For those further afield see the article below. Wyeweb have also covered the event and there's some great footage on Youtube from 1066 cyclist Dale Wheeler, which really captures the spirt of the day. 

<<BREAKING NEWS>> Suz from the Kentish Express just routed me to the article now on Kent Online as well, with more pictures!

Thanks again to everyone who has supported the project and the event. We look forward to seeing you next year same place, same time, where we will be announcing the first winners of the Catha's Seat award. 

Kentish Express - 8th May 2014 p.14. Many thanks to Suz Elvey for a fantastic article.

  Footage on YouTube, thanks to Dale Wheeler

Monday, 5 May 2014

Catha's Seat Launch Picnic - First View Photos

What a day! Catha's Seat was launched in style. Thank you to everyone who participated, helped and donated. See below for some of the photos I've collected so far. If you have any of your own please do get in touch and / or use social media - post on Instagram #cathasseat , post on twitter @cathasseat #cathasseat , or post on facebook #cathasseat .......

Walk from Wye leaves the Farmers Market at 10.30am, led by Daniel Wood

Cycle from Wye leaves Wye at 11.45am, led by Louise Laker. Thanks also to Paul Rees who led the SPOKES cycle from Canterbury and Pat White who led the very popular walk from Chilham Station

Locally sourced foods and drinks awaited. Produce from Ripple Farm Organics, Wye Butchers and Delicatessen, The Wooden Spoon, Wye Bakery and Perry Court Farm was put together by Alex Gow and his team of helpers, along with Catha's own Lemon Drizzle cake made by Patrick Keegan (Dad) and further cakes from Caroline Spencer. 

Merry go round! Punters took it in turns to have a nice sit down!

Site Manager Caroline Spencer and her team of ushers (Kit, Dani, Eliza, Yean, Phin and Hilary) prepared a fantastic festive site complete with bunting and the all important ribbon!

Paul, the photographer from the Kentish Messenger Group sets up a couple of shots to hit the press. Hopefully seeing this in the paper will inspire people out on their bikes or hikes for a visit.

Musical chairs. Local band Arlet serenade the masses, and are let out to roam free range in the woods!

Speeches aplenty. Councillor Andrew Wickham talks about the success of Route 18 and how his ride up to Catha's Seat has inspired him to do more cycling. Sheila Webb gives a moving version of the words she used at Catha's funeral service. And I say a lot of thank yous!

....and the ribbon is cut, Catha's Seat is officially open. The hard work doesn't stop here though - we need you to help us spread the word about this fantastic place and cycle route. Tell your friends, take them there for a sit down or picnic, share your photos and experiences on social media. We will be continuing too by raising money for our first annual Catha's Seat award, which will be announced at the 2015 event to be held as this year on Mayday bank holiday Saturday.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Catha's Seat Launch Picnic - one day to go and things are hotting up

Catha's Seat now complete with arms and plaque

.and more greenery in the view!

Scott models a "I cycled to Catha's Seat" sticker - pick one up at the Launch Picnic for your bike!

Write up in today's Kentish Express (p.14) - many thanks to Suz Elvey 
....and also on Jasper Bouverie's blog 

Don't forget to check the google map (see right hand side >>>>) and start times and locations for the organised walks & rides on the ePoster

See you tomorrow!