Cycle East Sussex publishes ‘Fundamental Principles’ for cycle planning.

Cycle East Sussex have published their ‘Fundamental Principles’ document. This is designed to help planning authorities consider cyclists when designing or updating the transport infrastructure. Cycle Seahaven would appreciate your feedback on the content, letting us know of anything you don’t agree with, or if there are changes or ommisions you would like to be made using the contact page on our website.

A copy of the document can be downloaded here: CYCLE EAST SUSSEX Fundamental Principles May 2012

Cycle East Sussex is a group of local cycle clubs who meet regulary to discuss and share ideas on local cycling issues, and are in regualr contact with local authorities. Current membership includes representatives from these clubs and organisations –

 

Cycle Seahaven Festival of Cycling 2012

Cycle Seahaven Festival of Cycling

10am – 4pm, Sunday 10th June 2012

The Salts Recreation Ground, Seaford

 

Entry to the festival, hosted by Cycle Seahaven, is free. It starts at 10am and runs all day until 4pm.

Visitors will be able to have their bikes checked over for free, as well as having the opportunity of free demonstration rides on top quality road bikes, mountain bikes and electric bikes provided by Mr Cycles.

Cuckmere Cycles will also be present with an opportunity for younger riders to pit their skills against the cycle obstacle course.

Cycle Seahaven will be leading short rides suitable for families at 11am and 2pm, daredevil BMX riders can try their hand at the highest bunny-hop competition as well as taking part in a freestyle competition in the afternoon, and if you need a rest from that you can marvel at the penny farthings and boneshakers of the Veteran Cycle Club with riders in period costume. Theirs will not be just a static display – there will be regular parades throughout the day with expert commentary. There will be even more stylish riders on classic bikes as the Brighton – Seaford ‘Tweed Run’ rolls into town. Seaford’s Town Crier should feel right at home!

Home cycle mechanics may be able to pick up a bargain from the Cycle Jumble (£5/pitch, book in advance at Mr Cycles), or get expert advice from the local local businesses present offering such things as sports massage therapy, energy & nutrition, headbands, cycling GPS demonstrations and bike riding skills.

The 2nd Seahaven Cycling Festival will start off in grand style with the riders of the inaugural Seahaven 100 departing the festival site from 9am. They will then wend their way through 100km of the beautiful Sussex countryside, taking in the delights of Ashdown Forest, before returning to the seafront in Seaford in time for lunch and the welcoming sounds of Seaford Silver Band. Those wishing to take part in the Seahaven 100 can do so online at British Cycling www.bit.ly/enterseahaven100, for a reduced entry fee of £3.50 (or £7.50 on the start-line), with proceeds going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association (Cycle Seahaven’s adopted charity for 2012).

All in all, a grand day out for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Who knows, we may even discover a future Olympic champion.

Festival organiser, Rod Lambert at Mr Cycles. 01323 893130.

A full copy of the printed flyer can be downloaded form here: http://cycleseahaven.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/MR-CYCLES-cycle-seahaven-flyer_.pdf

Road planning for cyclists

Cycle East Sussex have published their latest draft of their Fundamental Principles document. This is designed to help planning authorities consider cyclists when designing or updating the transport infrastructure. Cycle Seahaven would appreciate your feedback on the content, letting us know of anything you don’t agree with, or changes or ommisions.

A copy of the document can be downloaded here:
CYCLE EAST SUSSEX Fundamental Principles final draft 4 5 12

Cycle East Sussex is a group of local cycle clubs who meet regulary to discuss and share ideas on local cycling issues. Current membership includes –
Seaford, Newhaven and Peacehaven: www.cycleseahaven.org.uk
Eastbourne: www.bespokecyclegroup.org
Battle, Robertsbridge and the surrounding 1066 area: www.1066cycleclub.org.uk
Lewes to Newhaven (Ouse Valley cycle network): www.ovcn.org.uk
Lewes: www.cyclelewes.org.uk
Hastings: www.hastingsurbanbikes.com
Bexhill: www.bexhillwheelers.org.uk
Brighton and Hove: www.bricycles.org.uk