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

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How to plan a new route

Ride leaders, have you ever thought, “I’d like to go somewhere different today.” Cyclists, have you thought, “Not Firle Road and Bopeep, again?”

Don’t despair, help is at hand. Cycle Seahaven has produced a video guide to help you to plan new routes. It gives you the skills and tools you will need to explore . . . → Read More: How to plan a new route

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Outdoor 1st Aid Course

Cycle Seahaven have teamed up with Seajay Training and Sussex Wildlife Trust to deliver a two day outdoor first aid course for our ride leaders, and there are a few places left for CURRENT club members.

Delivered by Seajay Training

Seajay Training are Cycle Seahaven’s preferred choice for high quality first aid courses, and feedback . . . → Read More: Outdoor 1st Aid Course

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Enlighten

The most important item on your bike at night are your lights and this is an often talked subject on night rides. Thanks to the internet, lights are very accessible to every one with a small or a large budget. The requirements for road riders and MTB riders are different, I am far for being . . . → Read More: Enlighten

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Teach a kid to ride

This excellent video by Isla Rowntree shows us the best way to teach most kids how to ride a bike. Some key points are:

Avoid starting with stabilisers. These teach kids the opposite of what to do when then go to two wheels; Start with a ‘balance bike’. This is a simple sit-on bike with . . . → Read More: Teach a kid to ride

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Shammy Shorts and Cream

Well, this is all a bit embarrassing – time to talk about ‘barnacle bum’ syndrome.

As riders get more experienced, and find they are spending longer in the saddle, a few problems can occur in the ‘lower regions’. Sores, in the form of spots or even abscesses, can occur around the ‘saddle area’ of your . . . → Read More: Shammy Shorts and Cream

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Riding two-abreast

Should we ride two abreast on public highways? Many road users think not, but may not appreciate the benefits for everyone in doing so.

Highway Code rule 66 includes the statement “never ride more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends”. The confusion for . . . → Read More: Riding two-abreast

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What to carry on a bike ride

Your bike is clean and prepared, you have the right clothes for the weather, lights, helmet, gloves, and you’re ready to go on a ride. You’ve told someone where you are going and what time you’ll be back, but what if you have a puncture or some other mishap? Here are some suggestions for the . . . → Read More: What to carry on a bike ride

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