Harleys and helping others


Mags Ivatts loves her Harley-Davidson motorbike. Really loves it. The bike is called Harold and is decorated with drawings featuring the Battle of Hastings and designs from the Bayeux Tapestry. She is the latest local to be featured on the Ryecast podcast, telling me about her travels across Europe from her home in Rye. “It’s a famous bike and I’m never going to part with it. The designs represent the area that I come from.”

Mags Ivatts on Harold, her Harley Davidson

Mags moved to Rye after many years living and working in Hastings. She’s heavily involved in the Rye Foodbank which she says has helped thousands of people. “When we started it, it wasn’t like it is now. It was just me and three grandmas and we were lucky to see ten people a week. That’s now changed and many more people rely on it. The generosity of this community is absolutely breathtaking.”

You can hear more about Mags, including her time at Greenham Common, by searching for Ryecast or by clicking here https://podfollow.com/ryecast

More details about the podcast at www.ryecast.org

Image Credits: Mags Ivatts .

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  1. Another lovely article James! It is so interesting to get a glimpse into the lives of people who live in Rye which otherwise you probably wouldn’t know. I have always been an avid reader of Rye News but have only just got into the podcast – this being my 2nd episode! I am enjoying it so much that I plan to go back and listen to the whole series! It’s done in such a relaxing yet informative way! Thank you to all those who partake and of course you James for making it possible!


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