A busy 1st of July!

 

Saturday, July 1 was a busy day for the club. It started a few days before with a plea for help as our usual Dr Bike ‘doctors’ were unavailable. Requests for help on the Cycle Seahaven Facebook page (and closed group page) remedied that and we ended up with more helpers than we’ve ever . . . → Read More: A busy 1st of July!

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

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

New cycle facilities at Seaford Rail Station

Seaford train station has been given new multi-tier cycle parking, a maintenance stand equipped with tools and a floor-standing pump.

Parking for 20 bikes has been provided using Cyclepod’s Easylift+ system. Instructions how to access the top layer are posted on a blue sign just above eye level, attached to a nearby roof support (shown . . . → Read More: New cycle facilities at Seaford Rail Station

ICE

Ice is clearly a hazard for cyclists. It can catch out even the most experienced of us and in late Winter the roads can be unexpectedly slippery. Also, the temperature a few miles inland can be 2 or 3 degrees lower than along the coast. As a ride leader the possibility of ice is one . . . → Read More: ICE

Newhaven NCN2 changes

It was brought the attention of Cycle Seahaven that National Cycle Route 2 (NCN2) through Newhaven has seen some rather odd signage changes recently. Instead of following the shared path from the Ouse Estuary Trail (OET) and along to B&Q, riders are now directed to the Sainsbury’s side of the road. This rather unneccessary detour . . . → Read More: Newhaven NCN2 changes