Another Great Year for the Tourers!

For our final touring ride of 2018 we cycled to one of our favourite cafes: the Castle Cottage Tearoom at Pevensey Castle. It has a 1930/40s ambience with appropriate background music; Glen Millar can often be heard playing. Someone found that their Garmin cycle computer had lost GPS which was hardly surprising; there weren’t any satellites in those days!

It was our 120th touring ride of the year; coincidentally, we cycled 120 rides in 2017! We would have liked to have done more rides but bad weather meant cancelling some. Nevertheless, 120 touring rides in one year is pretty good when you consider that the ‘tourers’ are a small minority of the Cycle Seahaven members.

We endeavour to have three rides each week: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. We cycle at an average speed of about 12 mph which is just the right speed for being able to chat with a fellow cyclist without getting out of breath and also to admire the scenery yet, fast enough to get some decent exercise.

There will be a review of the Tourers in 2018 in the Winter newsletter to be issued in January. To get 2019 off to a good start there will be a touring ride on New Year’s Day to Molly’s Café at Rottingdean. It will start at the Martello Tower in Seaford at 9.30am So, why not join us? The weather is looking good for the time of year.

Happy New Year,

Clive Aberdour

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