The Cycle Seahaven Family Forest Rides for 2016 started this Easter Saturday as just over 50 cyclists took to Friston Forest for what is becoming an annual Easter Saturday bike ride and Easter Egg hunt. 28 children braved the dry but windy weather for the promise of finding a hidden Cream Egg as they rode round the forest.
Lead by ride leader Mark Woodgate and supported by ride leaders Jo, Ray and Paul from Cycle Seahaven, the group started in the Exceat car park and headed around the Family Trail, stopping at regular intervals to hunt for the Cream Eggs that had been hidden at specific locations. Two bonus eggs were also given out to children who knew the answers to 2 questions that were posed as they rode round. The first was who is the land owner of the area we are riding around? Answer: South East Water. The second was how many trees are there in Friston Forest? Answer: lots!
Again this year we had a great age range out on the ride with the youngest being just 3 and the eldest at 75, showing that all ages and abilities can get out and enjoy this wonderful countryside we have right here on our door step.
This year’s ride was given an additional fun element courtesy of Mr Cycles in Seaford who lent out 2 full suspension demo e-bikes (normal bikes but with an additional electric motor that makes climbing the hills in the forest epic fun!). It was wide grins all around as people discovered the thrill of the electric motor kicking in as you power down.
This lovely video was sent in by one of the dads on the ride. In his words: “I hope you enjoy the video. You organised it so well. You children are a credit to you. There is a crash at 2:46min. He and his dad wanted it in the video. A epic crash. “. Enjoy…
We very much look forward to next year’s Easter Egg Hunt