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Rough Stuff Fellowship Archive Book Party

  • The Margate Bookshop 2 Market Place Margate, Kent United Kingdom (map)

We’re celebrating the launch of the Rough Stuff Fellowship Archive book! Thursday 18th, join writer and Isola Press founder Max Leonard at The Margate Bookshop for a special evening of vintage-cycling slides, beautiful photograph book-buying, bicycle-talking and drinks!


The Rough-Stuff Fellowship was established in a pub near the Welsh/English border in 1955, making it the oldest off-road cycling club in the world. Recently, the club appointed an archivist, and the photos, hand-drawn maps and memories poured in – an unexpected treasure trove of incredible value and beauty.

The photos are full of the joy of riding your bike, and evocative of a bygone style – of a time when you might set off on a club ride wearing a shirt and tie, a deerstalker or a bobble hat, and no ride was complete without a stop to brew up some tea and smoke a pipe. This book celebrates their style and their spirit. It is a document not only of the history of cycling off the beaten track, but of British outdoor culture.

Max will be talking us through these beautiful slides, the book will be available to purchase and there'll also be plenty of beer.

Facebook event here. FREE.