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Caitlins Beach Cruisers Bike Hire, is owned and run by Sharon, Caitlin and Mitchell Doyle. We will be trading from - Unit 8 Margate Harbour Arm, Margate Kent CT9 1AP. as from April 2010 For more info - 07956395896 - 07964175381 caitlinsbeachcruisers@live.com - Check out our website - www.caitlinsbeachcruisers.com

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Our Opening.

We would just like to invite everyone to our opening on Good Friday it will be attended by the Mayor of Margate...Mick Tomlinson.
Also at the same time Simon will be opening the Lighthouse Bar at the end of the harbour arm.
Hope to see some new faces as well of those of our family and friends.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Just back from Margate.

Just got back from Margate, Today we got the keys to the unit and started by giving it a good sweep out (well Sharon did) then unloaded some of our bikes and other bits and pieces.
As you can see from the picture the unit looks better with some of our bikes outside along with a couple of our skateboards, we are bringing more down tomorrow along with some paint to give it a freshen up.
Anyone want to pop along and say "hello" you are more than welcome.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Up early tomorrow.

Up early tomorrow to get down to Margate to collect the keys to the unit and to bring a few of our bikes down.
This week we have bought a Tandem, Lowrider and a childs ATB (Mountain Bike), we are also arranging our Grand Opening :-) for Good Friday around 1.00pm please feel free to come along for Champagne , Cockles (YES cockles and other shellfish) and sarnies.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Our website is live!

Our website is now live take a peek and let us know what you think, we will appreciate any constructive criticism.

I have just finished spraying a Lowrider bike (which will be last of our Yellow bikes for a while) and one of our Longboard Skateboards then tomorrow i will start on the first of our Orange bikes another Lowrider, I will add a picture of a similar bike.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

And now Orange bikes too.

In her wisdom Sharon has decided that we should also have Orange bikes along with our Yellow bikes (sitting here humming Oranges and Lemons) so today we went and got Orange paint along with Black (for mudguards and wheels) and clear varnish spray to protect the paint, luckily enough we went to Homebase and Halfords for said paint which just happens to be next to.........


While i was stuck in my sprayshop...sorry i mean the school boiler house Caitlin was cycling around the playground in the sun and it was so nice to see her enjoying herself on her bike.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Its nearly the weekend !!

Well its nearly the weekend although i will not be rid of the staff and parents of the school, as they are having a quiz/auction Tomorrow night and some of the lots on offer are tickets to West End shows, pamper evening, baby sitting, cakes every month for 6 months.
Then on Saturday we have parents in school gardening in our not so secret garden.
Today i got another mountain bike to add to our stock, and have just finished spraying yet another Beach Cruiser (at least our bikes will catch your eye - Sunshine Yellow) only another six or so to do!!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Another weekend been and gone!

Well yet another weekend been and gone, got to Ramsgate Saturday morning and straight up the ladder to clean out the gutter of my Aunt`s place then onto Margate to hand over the lease.

Saturday afternoon was spent dodging psycho drivers in Westwood car park before going to eat at Pizza Express (Ramsgate) and finishing off Saturday at the Granville.

Sunday up early...ish then up onto the roof to string wire across the roof to deter them pesky gulls before a bit of shopping in Ramsgate before heading back down the M2 to London.

I will attach a picture that we took yesterday of the unit ( it will look lots better once it has lots of our Yellow bikes outside) with Caitlin Modelling outside.

The Granville.

Last night we went to the Granville to watch "Alice in Wonderland" although Caitlin and my mum enjoyed it but Sharon and myself on the other hand didnt so much so i had to wake Sharon at one point :-).
Then got up this morning and had to get up on the roof to put some wires across the roof to try and stop the Seagulls landing and scaring the wits out of my mum.
On the business front we handed over the signed lease to Graham of Margate Harbour Arm Ltd so now its just a matter of time now.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Another Gobshite!!!

Looks like im having to deal with yet another Gobshite some twat seems to have messed with my blog so as you go on to my blog within 30 seconds someother site then appears.
So if anyone knows how i can get rid of it let me know please.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Little Gobsh**e !!

Came out of the school this morning to move the car to a pay and display bay (one of the joys of living in London) to be faced with what i thought was bird cack all over the bonnet and windscreen...went to wipe it off and away it came along with the paint!!
Some little Gobsh**e had sprayed paint remover over not only my car but 2 others also, i reported it to the police at 10.00am and still waiting for them to get back to me.
On a better note we are signing the lease of the unit today so with some luck will be trading during the Easter Hols.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

I actually had a lay in today.

I actually had a lay in today but was still woken by Caitlin and her belly saying "Im hungry" so got up......erm ten minutes or so later to find she had fed herself.
I am checking ebay today for some bike racks to park the bikes something we can put a chain through the wheels and rack to secure the bikes,found one of which i shall include a picture of.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

At least we know our flyers and brochures work !

At least we know our flyers and brochures are working.....we had our first call asking to rent bikes today but sadly i had to tell them we are not yet trading,
hopefully that is a sign of things to come and we get many more like that.

Monday, 1 March 2010

And another week begins....

And yet another week begins and today i had a TON... yes a TON of salt/grit delivered to the school (just 2 months late) all on a pallet in 25 kilo bags and it was left to muggins here to unload it !
The postman delivered a new deck i am trying out for our rental short board skateboards nice bright yellow to match our hire bikes (make sure you wear your sunglasses when you come out on the Harbour Arm).
Got a few more emails back from local Thanet Hotels, B&Bs and Caravan Parks letting us know they are interested in our service, also got an email inviting me to attend the Hoteliers Association meeting this month which should be interestng.

New Logo.

Here is the new " Caitlins Beach Cruisers " logo which my cousin designed now just got to work out how to get it on to our blog header.