Loan Lights

Cycle Seahaven have some very powerful front lights for members to borrow on club rides. You can request a loan set by selecting ‘Loan Kit’  from our Contact page. Let us know your membership number and when you require the lights and we’ll arrange to get them to you.

The front lights come with a rechargeable battery and are easily fitted to the handlebars without the need for tools.

If you take a shine to the lights (ha ha) then you can purchase your loan light from the club for £14.50.

 

LoanKit

Contact page

 

Save Preston Park Cycle Track

Preston Park Velodrome,  the oldest cycle track in the country,  is under threat due to lack of funds. To raise awareness of the campaign to save competitive racing this iconic track there will be an organised ride from Brighton Pier to the velodrome. Open to all ages and all types of bike this 3 mile ride starts at 10am from Madeira Drive (near the pier) on Saturday 5th September. A route map of the ride can be seen using this link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9425201

Save PPCT Poster

Save PPCT Poster

Route Maps

A new page has been added to our website that lists a small selection of our favourite rides. The list can be sorted by mileage or total climb so you can look for routes by distance or effort. You can use the search function to filter routes by destination, distance or type (Road, MTB, Track). A link to an online map is also provided,  allowing you to try out these routes on your own,  or to get a good feel for the ride before you join us.

We plan to increase this list to include more routes. If you have a favourite route that’s not listed then please let us know.

The route maps page can be found under the Rides & Events menu bar or by going direct to http://cycleseahaven.org.uk/routemaps/

RouteMapScreenshot

Report on Meeting of Piddinghoe Parish Council – 14th July 2015

With the continued delays on the Piddinghoe end of Egrets Way, Cycle Seahaven attended the Parish Council meeting on 14th July 2015 to see the issues first hand. The following report is from Committee member and ride leader Tony Rowswell.

There were about six councillors and twenty or so villagers, most of the latter appeared to be strongly in favour of Egrets Way,  or perhaps,  not happy with the new council. Also in attendance were Cllr Steve Saunders (Mayor of Newhaven),  Cllr Carla Butler (ESCC) and Cllr Vic Lent (LDC),  together with Noel West from OVCN. The meeting became very acrimonious with people shouting over each other and one walking out in disgust. The Chairman’s statement in the Agenda,  the Residents’ Letter and the Response From OVCN give some idea of the grounds for “debate”.
However,  when it all boiled down there were 2 issues:

  1. The C7. Many residents had wanted the speed limit of 50 mph reduced to 40 mph from the end of the bypass to Deans Farm,  and had thought that supporting Egrets Way would achieve this.
  2. The route of the Egrets Way. Not so much disputing its path through the village,  rather the access onto the C7. Chair said that the most recent (March 2014) plan from OVCN routed the Way along the Sailing Club road and The Street,  then on to C7. Residents were also very unhappy with the imminent construction of the Way from Southease to Deans Farm,  without having been given any information as to how it would join C7 and where it would go from there. Noel West said it would cross the road to the bridle way to Peacehaven. Piddinghoe PC were very unhappy about the dangers of these two junctions with the C7.

Final result – The residents letter in Agenda Item 2 would not be sent. Piddinghoe Parish Council would be prepared to join in discussions with OVCN,  Highways,  SDNPA,  etc,  to find a “safe,  traffic free riverside route” for Egrets Way.

It appears also that OVCN,  while responding well to the issues raised in the agenda,  is not communicating as well as they could,  and are possibly going ahead in order to spend available funds before all the details are tied up.

 Tony Rowswell


Supporting documents for download:

Piddinghoe Parish Council Agenda 14Jul2015

Residents Letter to Piddinghoe PC (not sent)

OVCN response to PPC

Related articles:

Phase 1 completion (Kingston – Lewes)

Phase 2 completion (Southease – Rodmell)

Southease to Deans Farm gets the go ahead

Planning approval documents (SDNPA site)

Family Fun Day –Sunday 19th July

Cycle Seahaven will be at Seaford Family Fun Day this Sunday 19th July between 10:30am and 3pm at Downs Leisure Centre

We’ll have a club stand where you can talk to us about campaign issues,  cycle rides,  or just have a chat about the weather. It’s also a chance to let us know what we’re doing right and what we’re doing wrong.

There will be a ‘Dr Bike’  tent where you can have your bike checked over for free:  let us help you look after  your bike and get the most from it.

Our eBikes will also be there if you want to have a free go.   Be quick, we don’t have them for much longer.

We’re really looking forward to meeting up with current and new members. Hope to see you there…