The Kent Coast Viking Trail

 

Three members of the Touring Section and one guest rode the Kent Coast Viking Trail this week. You can find the route we took here .

The 32 mile route follows the Kent Coastline around it’s eastern limits, it is predominantly flat or easy hills, with a large proportion of the ride on shared . . . → Read More: The Kent Coast Viking Trail

Bike building for dummies #2

“I must have a prodigious amount of mind; it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up!”

― Mark Twain

Having picked up my brand new (to me) bike frame and decided that I was going to build it myself, I thought that I should jump right in. But where should . . . → Read More: Bike building for dummies #2

Bike building for dummies #1

Rule 12: n+1

‘The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.

While the minimum number of bikes one should own is three, the correct number is n+1, where n is the number of bikes currently owned. This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of bikes owned that would . . . → Read More: Bike building for dummies #1

Revised Grading System for All Rides

A group of Ride Leaders has been reviewing the Grading System for Cycle Seahaven rides over the last year and has produced, what they believe to be, a simpler and more easily understood version. The group consisted of Road and Off-road Ride Leaders and the result has been through many re-drafts and consultations before being . . . → Read More: Revised Grading System for All Rides

Night road cycling, with Aldi, Lezyne and Ituo lights

Since the weekend I have refitted my WIZ20 dual LED, wireless light on my commuter bike, and this has brought a smile back to my face, this light is good!!! Since the clock went forward, I have been cycling with an Aldi 240 lumens COB type rechargeable bike light £12.99 and a Lezyne Zecto drive . . . → Read More: Night road cycling, with Aldi, Lezyne and Ituo lights

RideLine no longer available

Due to supplier changes made to our ride cancellation system we can no longer operate our RideLine telephone service. To check for cancellations you must use the online calendar and look for the words **** CANCELLED **** in the ride description.

This is a bit of a blow to those of us who liked the . . . → Read More: RideLine no longer available

Tools and Bike Wash installed at The Big Park

Many thanks to Lewes District Council for installing a bike wash, fix it stand, pump and drinking fountain at Peacehaven’s Big Park (Centenary Park).

With access to National Cycle Route 2, bridleways and a café, this is an excellent venue for cyclists.

 

Tools, pump and drinking fountain

 

Bike wash (a hose . . . → Read More: Tools and Bike Wash installed at The Big Park

Cycle Clothing. What to wear

When you’re new to cycling it’s often tricky to work out what to wear. The weather will play a big part in how well you wrap up but a few basic principles will help you stay comfy.

Helmet Mandatory on club rides. It’s best to get fitted for a ‘lid’ (helmet) at your local bike . . . → Read More: Cycle Clothing. What to wear