Tourist Section Take on the “Beacon”

This Tuesday, six members of the Touring Section took on Sussex’s most notorious climb.

After a gentle ride along the Ouse Valley Estuary Trail, we made the dash to Lewes up the C7, warming up our climbing muscles on the hill up to the Prison Crossroads. After regrouping the route took us out past Offham . . . → Read More: Tourist Section Take on the “Beacon”

Boldly to go where no grammatical cyclist has been before

Part of the key ethos of the (leader of the) Monday Rides is to use unexplored byways and bridleways. On the Downs, this is ideal – there is a close network of tracks generally pretty solid most of the year. But go further afield and this is not the case. Off-road tracks are discontinuous, albeit . . . → Read More: Boldly to go where no grammatical cyclist has been before

Bike Building for Dummies #3

Language is not a genetic gift, it is a social gift. Learning a new language is becoming a member of the club -the community of speakers of that language. Frank Smith

Having managed to create a unicycle from my Singular 69er frame and a rear wheel, ‘What next?’

I asked the combined wisdom of . . . → Read More: Bike Building for Dummies #3

A Superb Long Touring Ride

Cyclists passing the East Beach café at Littlehampton

Following our superb short touring ride on Tuesday five of us cycled to Littlehampton on Thursday, a round trip of 70 miles.

A ride along the coast to Littlehampton is completely different to our usual rides which are along picturesque country lanes. This trip mostly involves . . . → Read More: A Superb Long Touring Ride

MTB Training Discount Offer

Jamie Lynch from South East Mountain Biking has kindly offered to provide MTB training at a special rate for Cycle Seahaven members only. He is offering private group sessions with a maximum of 8 riders for a 3-hour session at £160 (£20 per person).

These trail rider sessions will work on core bike skills . . . → Read More: MTB Training Discount Offer

2B MTB Improvers via the Coach Road

Fifteen of us completed the ride last Sunday morning. Following a scenic spin up to Bopeep and a bracing brakes-off run down the road from Firle Borstal car park – a first time for some of us – to the track at the bottom, we then turned on to the Old Coach Road and followed . . . → Read More: 2B MTB Improvers via the Coach Road

A Superb Short Touring Ride

Cyclists in the centre of Ripe

We aim to have three touring rides each week: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The Tuesday rides are the shortest at approximately 25 miles; the ride today was no exception.

The weather conditions this morning were ideal for cycling: dry, sunny and virtually no wind. Eight of us gathered . . . → Read More: A Superb Short Touring Ride