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Guy ReynoldsChairman
I’m lucky enough to commute across the Downs each day and some of the views are simply breath-taking, particularly when the mist is lying low in the fields. If people knew what they were missing I’m convinced more people would ride. As Chair of the committee, I want to ensure that we are working in the areas that you, the members, see as important. I want to encourage new members, in all disciplines, and ensure individuals have the support and opportunities to progress their riding skills in a relaxed friendly environment. I’d love to hear from you if you have any suggestions, just click on the envelope to the left of this page.
Ricki Carver Vice-Chairman
When I left school many years ago, I decided I needed to do something active, so I played Hockey for a while and then took up running. However, weakening knees convinced me to join a very good friend riding our lovely Southdown trails. That was a good few years ago and I've never looked back. I enjoy being on the Downs or riding forest single tracks and I would love to do more on my neglected road bike. I love riding with my wife, Kate, and good friends at Cycle Seahaven.
I have been the Chair (sometimes vice) for the last two years and I've previously been the Scout Leader at Denton and South Heighton Scout group and will now continue to support the Chair to the best of my abilities.
Lou PyeClub Secretary
Lou Pye - SecretaryAs a newcomer to cycling I was encouraged to come along a couple of years ago to the club

I was so struck by the friendliness and encouragement of the club that I'm still here learning and slowly improving. As a firm believer in " you
get out of something what you put in " here I am helping out on the committee with some skills that hopefully are far better than my cycling ones !!!!
Denis Charles BassTreasurer and Membership Secretary
I have ridden a bike since I was a child, but it wasn't until the growth of the MTB in the eighties that I found riding a bike so exhilarating and enjoyable. Even now in my retirement riding my bike is one of my top three activities that I enjoy the most.

In 2009 I was looking for some "development" in my cycling life when Cycle Seahaven was formed, since then as the club has grown it has formed an integral part of my cycling life. As Treasurer and Membership secretary I am enthused by the continual growth in the membership of our club. As part of the team that leads the club to greater things in the future it encourages me to get out and ride at every opportunity.
For those of you reading my “bio” I hope it gives you the same motivation that I have to get out come rain, shine, night or day, enjoy our beautiful countryside open air and friendship that is part of belonging to Cycle Seahaven.
Tony RowswellMinutes Secretary
Tony - MemberIn my teens, I was a keen touring cyclist but had not touched a bike for 50 years till last November. Since then, I have concentrated on off road and trail biking through the forest and on the Downs.

Now I have an e-bike, I can range far and wide across the Downs and the Weald, particularly finding new bridle-ways and byways.
My other interest which has brought me on to the Committee is mapping and I am in the process of producing a map of cycle routes for the Seahaven area.
Rod LambertCharity Events
Rod - Membership SecretaryI was one of the original members of Cycle Seahaven, holding membership card number '4, I've seen a lot of changes in the club over the years. This year the membership passed the 500 mark, which just shows what a great club this is. My passion is cycling, which is why I started Mr Cycles. I'm hoping to ride more in the forthcoming year and my main responsibility is arranging the charity rides. We've had a lot of fun with these in the past and if you've ever seen the hundred of Santa Clauses riding between Shoreham and Worthing you'll know what I mean. So if you need an excuse to ride (and who doesn't) keep an eye out on the Cycle Seahaven website for forthcoming charity events. I look forward to seeing you then!
Helen BlaberEvents
I joined Cycle Seahaven in June 2015, when I was starting to panic about my cycle fitness for a charity cycle ride that I was doing in Tanzania in October 2015 - 250 miles over 5 days.

What a brilliant decision. Cycling with the group was motivating and much more fun that cycling alone, I found that I really enjoyed off-road and came to see every hill as a measure of how I was doing. I may have had to get off and walk the first time, but when I was able to cycle the whole way up some of those bad boys, I knew I had improved! As a result, cycling in Tanzania was a blast.

Becoming a committee member is my way of paying something back to the club, if there's anything I can do to help, just let me know!

Kate CarverCommunications
My name is Kate and I am married to Ricki, also on committee. At the age of 11 it was thought I would never ride a bike.! I have ridden along with the children when they were small but starting riding more seriously about 3 years ago. I ride both road and off road and came on committee 2 years ago. I can often been seen in a pink jacket, riding from Newhaven to Seaford.
Dave Geering Road Ride Leader Liaison / Dr Bike
DaveI have been cycling since childhood. I got my first racing bike at the age of 14. As kids,we were never without our bikes,they were a part of our lives.

I absolutely love the feeling of being out and about on the bike away from life's complications. I get the buzz when climbing up and over the South Downs,an area on our doorstep that we are so lucky to live in. I get the adrenalin rush from my road bike when eating up the miles around the Sussex countryside. I started taking part in Cyclo Sportives last year and would highly recommend them. There is nothing better than riding with up to 1000 other like minded cyclists.

As a Ride Leader, I hope to plan regular rides at all levels to enable everyone to get out and ride.