Your 2020 Committee

Guy Reynolds

Chair

This is Cycle Seahaven’s 11th year and my 4th year as Chairman. It has been a busy few years but my job has been made easier through the support and enthusiasm of the committee. This year will be no different and you can rest assured that everyone on this page is working hard on your behalf. Whether you’re already a member or thinking of joining, it is a great club with riders of all abilities. It is also a great place to make new friends, whatever your preferred type of riding. 

The committee is brimming with ideas for 2020 and we’d love to hear your suggestions too. Just get in contact and let’s see what we can do! As always, the Cycle Seahaven website and calendar are the places to go for more information. So, whatever your plans this year make sure you have fun, ride lots and get involved in the Club’s activities.

Michelle Brett

Secretary

I have been on the CSH Committee since September of 2018, as a co-opted member in the role of Secretary and Webmaster, then continuing as an elected member for 2019 and again 2020. I have had experience of running my own business alongside my husband, Gray, and has created websites for friends business’.

I aim to continue to support all members of the Committee with their roles when required in the role of Secretary. I am also keen to take on individual projects for the club, and to help keep the website up to date and running smoothly.

My first experience of getting back onto a bike after many years, was in the spring of 2018 when I decided that it would be a good way of getting out of the house and trying to get fit. Because of my auto-immune disease which often causes pain and fatigue, I decided that an electric bike would be the best way forward. Although not able to ride as much as I’d like in the colder weather, during the warmer weather I never looked back! At the end of October 2019 I also became a Ride Leader with the club. If you have any queries or questions that I may be able to help with, please don’t hesitate to catch me on a ride, or email me here

Sarah Clark

Treasurer & Membership

I joined the club in 2018 following a visit to Dr Bike, Peacehaven.  Sitting at a desk all day, every day it was my intension to increase my activity levels and improve fitness. This remains work in progress!

Having been co-opted onto the committee during the 2019 season to shadow Denis, the previous Treasurer and Membership Secretary, I was voted on at the 2020 AGM.  I have some huge shoes to fill, but with the aid of Vivienne, I hope to continue the successes of my predecessor.

My aim for this year is to make the membership renewal process a little less time consuming.  I also look forward to assisting other members of the committee whenever and wherever the need arises.

You will often find me out with the Ladies or on the easier MTB rides.  I am yet to attempt any road riding.  If you see me on a ride or social event, please introduce yourself, so I can put a face to a membership number.

I look forward to cycling with you this season.

Vivienne McLachlan

Deputy Treasurer

As a new member of this year’s committee I am looking forward to assisting Sarah in her role as treasurer and supporting the wider aims of the club.

I became a member of CSH after attending a few ‘Ride the Downs’ health rides last summer. At the time I hadn’t been confident enough to head for the hills on my own. The experience of riding as part of a group was liberating, I learnt some new routes and felt supported. Having rekindled my love of cycling I hope to encourage and enable others get back on a bike and make new friends.

Over the next few months, I will be joining rides and social events hoping to meet existing and potential members alike.

Kirstie Forcey

Events & Media

I have a background in events and catering, holding both alcohol and food licences. In both 2018 and 2019, I completed the three day South Downs Way Challenge with the club, along with the London to Brighton off road ride in 2018.

I was co-opted as Events organiser within the committee in 2018, and have held that position since, taking on the media aswell this year. I have organised the Ride the Downs project, actively assisted with Dr Bike and created many events for the club. 

 

Sarah Winser

Ride Lead Coordinator (MTB)

I have been a member of the 2018/19 & 2019/20 Committee working on some great projects that included the club jerseys from design to delivery.  I act as the contact point and help manage the kit requirements for the club.

My new role as Ride Lead Coordinator is to be the point of contact, provide support and guidance to ride leaders so that ride leaders can develop and maintain a high quality and broad range of rides to the members of the club.

Along with my husband, Mike, we are very busy running our own businesses and supporting our forever growing family, but we are   both still happy to take time out to benefit Cycleseahaven.

I have been part of Cycle Seahaven since early 2017, and in that time I’ve progressed from a novice rider, to becoming a Ride Leader. The rides I lead include running the Ladies Rides once a month (which always seem to end up somewhere nice for tea and cake!). In the summer of 2018 I completed the two day South Downs Way Challenge with the club. I have also been active in arranging club rides and events including cycling London 2 Brighton with my grandson. 

I look forward to continue promoting the friendly supportive and fun elements that make this club what it is.

Donna Turner

Youth Coordinator

I have been a member of CSH for over three years, after attending a Dr Bike session in Peacehaven. It must be one of the best decisions I have ever made!

My very first ride was one of our increasingly popular Ladies’ Rides around Seaford in the pouring rain. Since then I have enjoyed lots of rides, discovered some lovely routes and made many great friends.

As a new committee member I hope to introduce fresh ideas and push the Club forward throughout 2020.

Also, as Youth Co-ordinator, it is my aim to motivate our younger members into having more involvement in the Club. I will be encouraging them to contact me with any rides or event ideas so our Club attracts, and is supportive of all age groups.

Happy and safe riding!

David Tyler

Ride Lead Coordinator (Road)

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Lee Turner

Dr Bike Team Lead

I have been a member for 3 years, I joined soon after my wife Donna as I knew once she started riding I would never see her.
As a new committee member and Dr Bike lead I want to carry on the great work already done.
Dr Bike is an integral part of C. S. H and the part of the club I enjoy the most.
Meeting members of the public and having the opportunity to encourage them to get out on their bikes and explore the great routes we have in this fantastic part of Sussex.
We have a great team at Dr Bike who all give up their time to help, support and promote Dr Bike and the club and I look forward to working with them this year.

Simon McFarlane

Campaigns

I joined the club in 2019 after taking part in ‘Ride the Downs’ in 2018. It was a fantastic introduction to group riding and opened my eyes to the 100’s of miles of off-road trails on my doorstep. We’re very lucky to have such a proactive cycling club in our area. It has dedicated members who offer their time for free to support the club. It’s an absolute bargain for the membership fee.  I thought it was only right to give something back.  I’ve always had a bike but in recent years it has become more central to my life. I care deeply about the damage we’re doing to the planet we all live on. I want a clean, safe home for my young children to enjoy the way I have. Something as simple as a bike is amazingly effective at solving many of the massive challenges we face. Whether it’s air pollution, climate breakdown or health problems due to inactivity. I’m going to do my best to get as many people as possible on a bike. I will be focussing on safe cycling routes, secure bike parking, funding for projects and promotion of the benefits of cycling. I think Chris Boardman said it best: “It’s your sport, your first territory expansion as a kid, a way to get to work, to get exercise, to get a pint of milk. It’s this invincible tool that’s up with the printing press in terms of its importance … if we choose to let it.”

Charlie Ireland

Dr Bike Team Deputy

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