A barbeque and two cycle rides were held on Saturday, 10th August, leaving from the Flying Fish at Denton as part of the day of fun and fund raising by Cycle Seahaven for the Ouse Valley Cycle Network (ocvn.org.uk) – a planned network of walking and cycling routes between Newhaven and Lewes. The weather was ideal, bright with a gentle breeze.
One of the rides was for families, especially young children and those who wished to have a gentle easy ride to Seaford. This ride attracted 16 riders, some very young indeed, one on a child seat, and several on their own cycles aged 6 upwards. The family route took the group along the Ouse Valley cycle trail through the nature reserve, along the new section of cycleway under Bishopstone Bridge and then to the Martello tower in Seaford. The return journey was back the same way with the youngest forging ahead, showing great enthusiasm.
The other ride was attended by 10 riders, including two 13yr olds. This was a cross-country ride of 11 miles from the Flying Fish to Bishopstone, Grand Avenue in Seaford, Bo-Peep, along the South Downs Way to Firle Beacon, and back . The views were stunning – the weald on one side with Arlington reservoir and Firle Folly, and sea views on the other side with Seaford Head and Newhaven Marina on the other.
Prizes were raffled, donated by Mr. Cycles of Seaford and The Flying Fish of Denton , and all riders and non-riders enjoyed a fabulous BBQ while sitting in the Pub’s garden listening to live music.
The event was a great success raising a grand total of £230.00
– a relaxing and beautiful day.