Date of Tourer’s Christmas Meal 2017

Ho, Ho, Ho. Autumn is just round the corner so Christmas isn’t that far off! Time to start thinking about Christmas meals.

The Cycle Seahaven Tourers, those road cyclists who cruise around the country lanes at a sedately 12½ mph, have had their Christmas meal at the British Legion in Seaford for the past two years. They were very enjoyable evenings and the food and drink were good value. So, not surprisingly, we’ve decided to do the same thing again this year.

A booking has been made with the British Legion for Thursday evening, 21st December. Spouses/partners are invited.

Further details will be added to the Rides Calendar as soon as we receive the Christmas menu, expected to be in mid-September. However, I expect it will be much the same as last year.

Also, as for the past two years, we’re hoping that there will be some entertainment as well. Should be a great evening.

Happy Christmas,


Sunday Touring Pace Riders Enjoy The Warm Weather.

Perfect late summer cycling conditions were enjoyed by 10 Cycle Seahaven Riders on Sunday’s Touring Pace Ride to the Pevensey Castle Tea Rooms. A fantastic back lanes and virtually traffic free route was a pleasure to ride.

Happy Cycling


Heather cycles across Iowa

It was good to see Heather back on our touring rides. She’s recently been in America to cycle across the state of Iowa with 20,000 other cyclists.

Heather was taking part in RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa), which is an annual non-competitive cycle ride organized by the ‘Des Moines Register’ (the daily newspaper for Des Moines, the capital of Iowa). The ride started in Orange City on the Missouri at the western border of Iowa and finished, six days later, at Lansing on the Mississippi at the eastern edge of the state.

The total distance cycled was 423 miles with 11,323 feet of climbing but Heather reckons that the greatest challenge came from the heat. She set off each day by 6.00am at the latest to arrive at the campsite by midday, thereby avoiding the worst of the heat. Yes, Heather was camping but she didn’t have to carry a tent with her on the bike!

She almost didn’t start the event. Her bike was damaged on the plane going to America, bent rear derailleur, but she was able to get it repaired in time.

Well done Heather. Nice Ragbrai cycling jersey!

Happy cycling,


Warning: Resurfacing of Lower Wick Street

Lower Wick Street has just been resurfaced between the junction with Station Rd near Arlington Reservoir and a point about 25 metres past Langtye Lane in the direction of Chalvington. The road surface is covered with loose chippings which are hazardous to cyclists for two reasons: loss of grip, especially on a road bike with narrow tyres, and the risk of being hit by chippings flicked up by passing vehicles.

It’s a stretch of road that the tourers use frequently but Dave Sutton and I have decided that over the next couple of weeks we won’t be using it. We will re-assess the state of the road in about a fortnight and report back

For now, it’s best avoided.

Safe cycling,