Claremont Green, anyone?

The popularity of some rides has meant that the numbers are into double figures, often over 20.  This has caused problems when meeting at the White Lion as rides going east or west then have to cross the A259 en masse.  Your Committee have been concerned that this could be a safety risk and suggest that Ride Leaders adopt the following simple solution:

For rides going north to Bopeep and the SDW, the White Lion is still the most sensible location;

For rides going east to the forest or Litlington and those going west to Newhaven, riders should meet on the grass area adjacent to Claremont shops south of the A259. This could be called Claremont Green.  It has the advantage that there would be no mass crossing of the A259 and additionally, anyone going to the White Lion by mistake can see where the group is meeting.  An alternative would be to use the Martello Tower.

A list of the Meeting Locations most used by the Club can be found HERE and this includes a map of those places.

 

Refreshment Stops Revisited

Looking for a good place to stop on your cycle ride for some rest and refreshment? If so, take a look at the list of refreshment stops that the tourers use on their rides.

It’s recently been revised to include only those which we consider local in touring terms so they’re all in Sussex plus a few on the western side of Kent. Those further away such as in the Seine-Maritime department of France have been deleted but will appear in a future list which may prove useful to cyclists staying in Dieppe.

This revised list comprises thirty refreshment stops of which the ten we most frequently visit are as follows:

The Refreshment List is a Google Map showing the location of each of the thirty places.

Happy cycling,

Clive

Last Chance for New Jerseys

HURRY HURRY THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO ORDER YOUR CSH JERSEY

We are now in a fortunate position to offer more than the regular Jersey and you can choose from the list below and select  the size that suits you.

WE ONLY HAVE A SMALL WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER BY NO LATER THAN 31 MAY

Payment in full with your order, please pay by BACS payment to CSH account – Sort code 30-65-37 Account 22902360

To order please send details to Denis Bass –   

Please specify full name of garment, price and owayo size. 

Cycling short sleeve  Jersey 3qtr zip £26

Cycling short sleeve Jersey full zip £27

owayo size 2 3 4 5 6 7
Cycling Jersey C2 Sport comparison S S M L
International size XS S M L
Chest circumference (A) in inches 32¼ – 33¾” 33¾ – 35½” 35½ – 37” 37 – 38½” 38½ – 40¼” 40¼ – 41¾”
             
owayo size 8 9 10 11 12  
Cycling Jersey C2 Sport comparison XL XXL 3XL  
International size L XL XXL  
Chest circumference (A) in inches 41¾ – 43¼” 43¼ – 45” 45 – 46½” 46¼ – 48” 48 – 49½”  

 

Cycling long sleeve Jersey 3qtr zip £29

Cycling long sleeve Jersey full zip £30

owayo size 2 3 4 5 6 7
Cycling Jersey C2 Sport comparison S S M L
International size XS S M L
Chest circumference (A) in inches 32¼ – 33¾” 33¾ – 35½” 35½ – 37” 37 – 38½” 38½ – 40¼” 40¼ – 41¾”
             
owayo size 8 9 10 11 12  
Cycling Jersey C2 Sport comparison XL XXL 3XL  
International size L XL XXL  
Chest circumference (A) in inches 41¾ – 43¼” 43¼ – 45” 45 – 46½” 46¼ – 48” 48 – 49½”  

Fleece lined cycling Jersey full zip £50

owayo size 2 3 4 5 6 7
Cycling Jersey C2 Sport comparison S S M L
International size XS S M L
Chest circumference (A) in inches 32¼ – 33¾” 33¾ – 35½” 35½ – 37” 37 – 38½” 38½ – 40¼” 40¼ – 41¾”
             
owayo size 8 9 10 11 12  
Cycling Jersey C2 Sport comparison XL XXL 3XL  
International size L XL XXL  
Chest circumference (A) in inches 41¾ – 43¼” 43¼ – 45” 45 – 46½” 46¼ – 48” 48 – 49½”  

 

Cycling wind jacket (showerproof) £38

owayo size XS S M L XL XXL 3XL
Chest circumference (A) in inches 30 – 32¼” 32¼ – 35½” 35½ – 38½” 38½ – 41¾” 41¾ – 45” 45 – 46½” 46½ – 49½”

 

Ladies running/cycling singlet £22

owayo size owayo size S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
Chest circumference (A) in inches 29¼ -30¾” 30¾ – 32½” 32½ – 33¾” 33¾ – 35½” 35½ – 37” 37 – 38½”
International size XS XS S M
             
owayo size S7 S8 S9 S10    
Chest circumference (A) in inches 38½ – 41” 41 – 43¼” 43¼ – 45½”    
International size L X    

 

Ladies running/cycling long sleeve shirt £27

owayo size owayo size S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
Chest circumference (A) in inches 29¼ -30¾” 30¾ – 32½” 32½ – 33¾” 33¾ – 35½” 35½ – 37” 37 – 38½”
International size XS XS S M
             
owayo size S7 S8 S9 S10    
Chest circumference (A) in inches 38½ – 41” 41 – 43¼” 43¼ – 45½”    
International size L X    

 

FOOTBALL JERSEY  LONG SLEEVE V NECK £22  

owayo size 2 3 4 5 6    
Chest circumference (A) in inches 32¼ – 33¾” 33¾ – 35½” 35½ – 37” 37 – 38½” 38½ – 40¼”    
International size XS S M  
               
owayo size 7 8 9 10 11 12  
Chest circumference (A) in inches 40¼ – 41¾” 41¾ – 43¼” 43¼ – 45” 45 – 46½” 46¼ – 48” 48 – 49½”  
International size L XL XXL  

 

KEEPER JERSEY LONG SLEEVE C COLLAR £42

owayo size 2 3 4 5 6    
Chest circumference (A) in inches 32¼ – 33¾” 33¾ – 35½” 35½ – 37” 37 – 38½” 38½ – 40¼”    
International size XS S M  
               
owayo size 7 8 9 10 11 12  
Chest circumference (A) in inches 40¼ – 41¾” 41¾ – 43¼” 43¼ – 45” 45 – 46½” 46¼ – 48” 48 – 49½”  
International size L XL XXL  

 

HOCKEY SHIRT HALF SLEEVE £30

owayo size 4XS 3XS XXS XS S M
width (A) inches 16½” 18” 19¾” 21¼” 22¾” 24½”
length (B) inches 19¼” 21” 22¾” 24¾” 26¾” 28¾”
             
owayo size L XL XXL 3XL 4XL 5XL
width (A) inches 26” 27½” 29” 30¾” 32¼” 34”
length (B) inches 30¾” 32¼”

 

Our Chosen Charity 2016/17

Our chosen charity for 2016-2017 was the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. We received this letter  and certificate from them.

Dear all at Cycle Seahaven

Your fantastic fundraising achievement of £1,220.00 raised over the past year will help us to save lives. Thank you!

You may be aware that it costs in excess of £6.5million each year to continue our life-saving work, so we truly value every contribution.

Together with your previous donations totalling £261.70, you have raised an amazing total of £1,481,70. This money could fund aircraft fuel for fourteen missions. You are helping to ensure that our crews can keep providing the very best care every minute of the day, for those who really need it.

None of us ever know when we, our family, friends or community may need to depend on this vital service which is why your support is so important to us.

Thank you once again. Yours sincerely

Lynne Harris

Director of Income Generation

 

 

Easy Touring Rides

 

Would you like to cycle along the country lanes of East Sussex at a comfortable touring pace but without having to climb any major hills; in other words do you prefer cycling on flattish terrain. If so, you’re in luck!

Cyclists touring along the Cuckoo Trail

For a trial period of about a couple of months, many of our Tuesday touring rides will incorporate shorter, flatter routes. The first one will be next Tuesday, 13 March, starting and finishing at the lay-by on Station Rd opposite Arlington Reservoir. The route distance is 11 miles and will include a café stop at Muddles Green, about the halfway point.

Our thinking is that this ‘Easy Touring’ type of ride will appeal to those cyclists who have retired (baby boomers?) and also younger members, if they can arrange some mid–week time off, who want to keep fit and healthy by doing a few miles of cycling each week on routes that won’t prove arduous to cycle along. (We are considering something similar for weekends).

Full details are on the Rides Calendar which includes links to the plotted route on a map and to the cafe’s website. If you’d like more information then please don’t hesitate to contact one of us through our Ride Leader Contact page.

Happy cycling,

Clive Aberdour and Dave Sutton

(Touring Ride Leaders)

New Website

You may have noticed that look of the Cycle Seahaven website has changed, for example the menu is now on the left-hand side of the screen.

I hope you enjoy using the new website but if you experience any problems using it then please let me know and I’ll arrange to get them resolved.

The best way to contact me at present is simply to use the ‘Leave A Reply’ form below.

Happy browsing,

Clive Aberdour

Touring Ride Descriptions: Improvements

Some improvements have been made to the ride descriptions of Touring rides on the Rides Calendar which, hopefully, members will find useful when considering going on any of our rides.

The ride description will now include six side-headings:

  • DISTANCE
  • REFRESHMENT STOPS
  • TERRAIN
  • ROUTE
  • CHANGES
  • RIDE LEADER

‘Route’ has always included a hyperlink to the plotted route on RWGPS (Ride With GPS). This hyperlink will now be a short filename in upper case which will be the main destination of the ride, eg BLACKBOYS E1.

Therefore, if you download the route onto your GPS cycle computer, you should easily find the route in your saved ‘Courses’; Garmin devices do not like long filenames. Don’t worry about the last two characters of the filename such as E1 as they’re just a route identity suffix.

When you look at the plotted route on RWGPS you’ll see more information about the ride, both on the map and in the column on the right-hand side. Google Streetview is available on RWGPS maps so you can do a virtual tour of the route or take a look at any parts of the route that may be unknown to you.

Our touring rides aren’t just about the cycling; the refreshment stops are a key part of our rides. Therefore, if a refreshment stop has a website, there will now be a hyperlink to it.

Also, more details will be added to our list of Refreshment Stops including Trip Advisor ratings. There will be more information in a post later this month.

TIP     To view a RWGPS map on a tablet it’s probably best to view it in landscape otherwise you may only get a description and cue sheet if viewed in portrait.

Happy cycling,

Clive

AGM Awards 2018

Here are the award winners as presented at the AGM on Feb 6th.

Awards by Ride LeadersRoad Riders
Gary LennyDiane Norman
Awards by Ride LeadersOff-road Riders
Mike Winser
Claire Bennett
Awards by Committee
Paul Sandles
Sarah Winser
Fun AwardsPresented by Tracey and Kate
Best Bike Porn Wendy Wells
Dedicated Bike Doctor Dave Sutton

Another Super Christmas Meal for the Tourers

Another highly convivial time was had by twenty-one of us at the Cycle Seahaven ‘Tourers’ Christmas meal in the British Legion yesterday evening. It was our third year in succession at the Legion so it’s becoming something of a tradition.

That’s hardly surprising as the meal is excellent value for money and it’s a very relaxed atmosphere in the Legion. No doubt we’ll be making a return visit next Christmas!

The touring rides will continue throughout this festive season, weather permitting, although not on Christmas Day or Boxing Day! The next planned ride will be on Christmas Eve to Molly’s Café at Rottingdean, then the café at Ripe on Thursday 28th December and to Wesson’s Café at Horam on New Year’s Eve. There may be some other touring rides if the weather remains mild so please keep an eye on the Rides Calendar. Those in the CSH Tourers WhatsApp Group will be kept informed of all the news on the rides as usual.

Merry Christmas everyone,

Clive