Cycle Seahaven Festival of Cycling
10am – 4pm, Sunday 10th June 2012
The Salts Recreation Ground, Seaford
Entry to the festival, hosted by Cycle Seahaven, is free. It starts at 10am and runs all day until 4pm.
Visitors will be able to have their bikes checked over for free, as well as having the opportunity of free demonstration rides on top quality road bikes, mountain bikes and electric bikes provided by Mr Cycles.
Cuckmere Cycles will also be present with an opportunity for younger riders to pit their skills against the cycle obstacle course.
Cycle Seahaven will be leading short rides suitable for families at 11am and 2pm, daredevil BMX riders can try their hand at the highest bunny-hop competition as well as taking part in a freestyle competition in the afternoon, and if you need a rest from that you can marvel at the penny farthings and boneshakers of the Veteran Cycle Club with riders in period costume. Theirs will not be just a static display – there will be regular parades throughout the day with expert commentary. There will be even more stylish riders on classic bikes as the Brighton – Seaford ‘Tweed Run’ rolls into town. Seaford’s Town Crier should feel right at home!
Home cycle mechanics may be able to pick up a bargain from the Cycle Jumble (£5/pitch, book in advance at Mr Cycles), or get expert advice from the local local businesses present offering such things as sports massage therapy, energy & nutrition, headbands, cycling GPS demonstrations and bike riding skills.
The 2nd Seahaven Cycling Festival will start off in grand style with the riders of the inaugural Seahaven 100 departing the festival site from 9am. They will then wend their way through 100km of the beautiful Sussex countryside, taking in the delights of Ashdown Forest, before returning to the seafront in Seaford in time for lunch and the welcoming sounds of Seaford Silver Band. Those wishing to take part in the Seahaven 100 can do so online at British Cycling www.bit.ly/enterseahaven100, for a reduced entry fee of £3.50 (or £7.50 on the start-line), with proceeds going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association (Cycle Seahaven’s adopted charity for 2012).
All in all, a grand day out for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Who knows, we may even discover a future Olympic champion.
Festival organiser, Rod Lambert at Mr Cycles. 01323 893130.
A full copy of the printed flyer can be downloaded form here: http://cycleseahaven.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/MR-CYCLES-cycle-seahaven-flyer_.pdf