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About

How we started

On moving to Seaford in 2008 Ian Cairns, one of our committee members, was surprised to find that there was no cycle club or campaign group for the Seahaven area. He soon met up with Eddie Collict, another keen cyclist, and together they decided to see if such a local group could be formed. They organised an inaugaral meeting of Cycle Seahaven on 13th January 2009 at The Wellington, Seaford, attended by around 35 people. True to form, there was much enthusiam and energy amongst potential members, a committee was immediately formed and off we went! The club has gone from strength to strength ever since.

Our aim then was simply to get people onto their bikes and it still is. We are an inclusive club, seeking to encourage people of all ages, abilities and cycling interests to do more cycling and share the enjoyment of cycling with other people living in the Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven area.

Rides

Cycle Seahaven organises rides for MTB riders and road riders of many levels of fitness and experience. We have devised a grading system to enable members to determine if a particular ride is for them.  Have a look at the grading system to see how we grade our rides.

We currently have many ride leaders who publicise our rides on an online rides calendar. This is regularly updated, sometimes with last minute additions, and is essential for checking for cancellations due to severe weather.  We include details such as the ride leader’s name, grade of ride, the meeting time/place, and a brief description of the route. The rides are listed as a summary, but you can click on each one to see more detail.

Campaigns

Cycle Seahaven  actively campaigns to bring about improvements to access and facilities for cyclists in the Seahaven area. We have established excellent links to many organisations including: Forestry Commission; South Downs National Park Authority; Sustrans; National Trust; Cycle Touring Club; East Sussex County Council, Lewes District Council and Seaford Town Council; local Police; parish councils and other cycling groups in East Sussex.

Key campaigns for the Club at the present time are listed on the Campaigns page

Club structure and membership

Cycle Seahaven’s committee is made up of 12 local cycling enthusiasts.  The committee members are voted in by the members at our AGM, usually held in January or February, and they all work really hard to cater for members’ interests. The Committee really welcomes any feedback, ideas and suggestions about any aspects of the Club. If you fancy doing a particular ride then contact us with your ideas – we’re keen to expand our knowledge of local routes for all abilities. Please feel free to get in touch with us from our Contact Page