Your Club Needs You!

We desperately need your help on 29th July! Some of you may have read about the Big Park Cycle Hub in the summer edition of the club’s newsletter. Cycle Seahaven benefited from the funding provided by this project which included, amongst other things, access to E- bikes, Dr Bike tool kits and loan bikes.

On Sunday, 29th July there will be a big launch at Peacehaven Big Park promoting the Hub.  The aim is to raise awareness of the cycle related activity there.

Cycle Seahaven need to be at that event to show support for the project and we need your help. The event runs from 7:30 AM to 4 PM and we need volunteers to fly the flag for Cycle Seahaven at our marquee/stand. The role simply requires you to wear a club cycle shirt (if you have one), hand out leaflets and talk to people about what we do.

The British Heart Foundation Ride is running alongside this event and they estimate that some 4000 people may attend throughout the day. This is obviously a fantastic opportunity for the club to promote itself so if you can help  (even if it’s only for a couple of hours) we’d be really grateful. If we can find enough budding Bike mechanics we may run a DR Bike session too.

If you think you can help please contact events here or leave your name on our FaceBook page to let us know what you can offer. It’s going to be a fun day (and the café at Big Park does fantastic cake).

Please lend a hand. Thank you.

South East Coast MTB

Register for South East Coast MTB

When: Sunday, 29 July 2018

Where: Centenary Park, Peacehaven, East Sussex

As organisers of some of the U.K’s biggest and best Off-Road events, we bring you our newest adventure. Picturesque coastal scenes, adrenaline pumping forest trails and epic cliffs to climb – this visually stunning ride showcases the best of East Sussex.

Choose from a beginner friendly 20 mile route, an intermediate 38 mile ride or a 55 mile challenge that features some tricky, technical riding that will put more experienced mountain bikers to the test. All of which will enjoy the world class support on offer by a BHF team with years of experience of running MTB events, not to mention the brilliant atmosphere and camaraderie our rides are famous for.

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Flash Sale

We’re offering an exclusive flash sale, entitling you to a 50% discount on your entry fee to this event – for one week only. To take advantage, all you need to do is sign up before midday on Thursday 21 June

  Flash sale  Standard entry fee On the day
Adult  £10 £20 £30
16-17 year old  £10 – Download entry form £20 £30

All participants must be over the age of 16 in order to participate.

Heart of Kent Hospice Cyclo Sportive

On Sunday 23rd September 2018, the Heart of Kent Hospice will be organising a cyclo sportive with a choice of three distances. 

Starting at East Malling Research Centre (ME19 6BJ), the routes will take  you through the heart of the Kent countryside on either a 104km, 65km or 36km circular route.  All routes include:-

Refreshment stations

Comprehensive signage

Marshals, first aid and vehicle support

Professional chip timings

The cost to enter the 104km ride is £35, 65km is £30 and the 36km ride are £25.

Please note that all participants must be 18 or over

For more details of the event and of the charity CLICK HERE

 

Ride London

Prudential RideLondon: Saturday, 28th July 2018, the world’s greatest festival of cycling

A true legacy of the 2012 Games

Developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies in 2013, Prudential RideLondon is the world’s greatest festival of cycling. The sixth edition will take place over the weekend of 28-29 July 2018.

https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/freecycle/

Tim Venables has arranged to take a trailer of bikes up to the event with parking at Imperial College, South Kensington, for the day.  There will be  a small fee (trailer fund and CWA donations!). You’ll still need to get yourselves to South Kensington and back.

Contact Tim Venables via the Ride Leaders page to book trailer space and book directly with the Event Organisers on line (do this before the 15th June and you get a free hi viz tabard).

Local rides from schools to the beach

Sustrans are working with Sussex Wildlife Trust in Seaford, offering led rides from local schools to the beach. This is part of their wider Active Access for Growth project and Sussex Wildlife Trusts Wild Beach project, which encourages children to hop on their bikes and explore their local environment.

As a result, Sustrans are looking for willing volunteers to assist rides on the following dates. Times will be announced asap but the rides will probably be  during the school day:

  •  Annecy Primary School, Monday 30th April
  • Cradle Hill Community Primary, Tuesday 12th June and Tuesday 3rd July

Any club rider can be an assistant or backmarker providing they have experience of taking part in previous Sustrans rides or have experience of riding in a group and being part of an organised led ride, with an understanding of the principles of group management (so that’s most of you).

There will be more in rides planned for the future and Sustrans are hoping to extend this to other schools in the area very soon. Please let us know if you would like to assist and what dates you can help by contacting us here.

 

Tour of Britain – Seaford Video

If any of you missed the Tour of Britain as it passed through, or you need a reminder, then check out this video by Christopher Conil. It gives you a marvellous taste of the atmosphere and excitement surrounding this event.