Cycle Seahaven First Aid Course

DAY ONE. 28th March 2020, 09:00 – 16:00 inc 1hr lunch break 

Venue:  Choice Medics LTD, St Mary’s Walk, Hailsham, Hailsham, BN27 1AE 

The training takes place in a relaxed environment, using modern equipment and current guidelines dictated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) 

The HSE requires at least six training contact hours for these first aid courses. On successful completion of this course, you will receive an emergency first aid at work certificate which is valid for three years. Who is it for? This course is suitable for people aged 16+ who work in low hazard environments (for example an office or shop) or where Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines indicate personnel should hold a certificate in emergency first aid at work. This was the most suitable course identified by Choice Medics and they will modify & tailor the course covering cycling related incidents. It gives learners the skills and confidence to respond to a range of accidents and first aid emergencies they could encounter in the workplace. What does it cover? Our emergency first aid at work course covers the content specified in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. This course gives learners the skills to help someone who is: unresponsive and breathing, unresponsive and not breathing (including the use of an automated external defibrillator / AED), having a seizure, choking, bleeding heavily, suffering from shock, and burns. It also includes information on: dealing with an emergency, assessing a casualty, monitoring a casualty, where to get help. Each learner receives a training pack including a host of resources to help them practice the skills covered. 

DAY TWO. (Optional) 29th March 2020, 10:30 start until finish 

Venue: Currently – Exceat Farm, Seven Sisters Country Park, East Dean Road, Seaford, BN25 4AD (Friston forest) 

Weather permitting this will take place outdoors. Here we shall carry out exercises in a roll play environment reinforcing subjects covered on day one. There will be plenty of working and falling around on the ground so you’ll need to dress for the occasion. These sessions tend to be quite informal and can be a lot of fun in addition to learning from practical experience. Attendees are encouraged to bring their bikes as they make good props.

To book your place contact: 

Space is limited and bookings are accepted on a first come first served basis. A payment from £26 for day one is required for non ride leaders. Day two is free of charge and is open to anyone 18 yrs or over.   

The BIG ride to Paris



Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls. Following the very successful Tour of Normandy ride we have decided to head to Paris in 2020.

Therefore, ALL club members are welcome to join us but don’t spend a lot of
time thinking about it as we must get the accommodation booked and due to
the route’s popularity, it is already filling up.

The route will be fully supported with road crew (which means you don’t have
to carry anything!) with refueling stops every 20 miles and a cracking lunch at
about halfway.

The route is advertised as self-guided with downloadable routes being made available, although inevitably groups will form. This route takes in both Avenue Verte routes, going down to Paris on the Western route and coming back via the Eastern route. This route is mainly quiet roads or cycle paths with a few sections of gravel where it is the best option, and a few unavoidable short busy sections. Please note that the only time restriction is on the final day when riders will need to get to Dieppe by about 16.30pm. it is therefore advisable that riders adapt their bikes to ride at an average of about 12mph….or get up early!

Proposed Itinerary (May vary by a week depending on accommodation availability)

Date and Overnight accommodation

Thurs 18th June 17.30 Ferry Dieppe

Fri 19th June Cycle 71 miles 2516ft Avenue Verte (W) Gissors

Sat 20th June Cycle 67miles 2644ft Avenue Verte (W) Eiffel Tower

Sun 21st June Rest Day to do what you want Paris

Mon 22nd June Cycle 87 miles 3500ft Avenue Verte (E) Beauvais

Tues 23rd June Cycle 70 miles 2090ft Avenue Verte (E+W) Dieppe 18.00 Ferry Home

Approximate cost £270 per rider

What’s included?
Accommodation, Ferry, Lunch and refuelling, shared road crew costs.

Joining Instructions:
Pay a £50 deposit per person to (Lloyds TSB Bank Plc – Account Number: 22902360 – Sort Code: 30 – 65 – 37) using
the following reference:
BIG (followed by your membership number)
Eg BIG19

Availability will depend on the amount of rooms we can reserve (particularly in
Gisors) and in the event that we are oversubscribed the event will be on a first
come first served basis. Where possible. accommodation will be in twin rooms
or doubles although this may not be possible in Gisors.

General inquiries to Kirstie Forcey through the events contact tab

Dr Bike Presents…

Bike Maintenance Sessions

The Dr Bike team have been giving some thought to the proposed Bike Maintenance Sessions and have decided on a series of sessions that will follow each of the Peacehaven Dr Bike sessions from June until September.

This creates four sessions and we propose each will be for one hour, commencing at 12:30, allowing a little time to tidy up after the Dr Bike session closes. The following series of maintenance subjects is the current proposal but we are also open to cover particular subjects on request, time permitting;

Saturday 15 June 2019:
General Safety and our standard 20 point checklist.

Saturday 20 July 2019:
Tyres, tubes and punctures.

Saturday 17 August 2019:
Brake maintenance and adjustment.

Saturday 21 September 2019:
Chains, cassettes, detailers and shifters.

Saturday 19 October 2019:
Spare session if required – Subject to be confirmed.

Currently, this leaves Saturday 19 October 2019 as a spare day and a session could be introduced once we know the subject our attendees would like to cover. Beyond that, the Dr bike sessions will come to a close but if we can locate a suitable venue to continue with more sessions we could maybe extend into the Autumn and Winter months. All subject to demand and interest. We can of course re-visit any of the proposed topics in later sessions.

We propose making use of the Dr Bike sessions in Peacehaven as this will give us access to the storage container, the full range of tools and even some club bikes if we need example bikes for the session.

The main focus for these sessions is to help members gain the confidence required to carry out simple maintenance and safety checks on our own bikes. Confident and experienced CSH members, and the Dr Bike team, will be on hand to run the sessions and offer support and guidance to any members attending.

This is a great opportunity to meet some of your fellow club members and riders and become more confident with the simple, day to day maintenance tasks that keep your bike running sweet and ultimately ensure trouble free and enjoyable cycling.

So let us know if you plan on attending any of the sessions (click here) so we can gauge the anticipated numbers. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tour of Normandy Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd June 2019 – Edit: Change to both dates & crossing

Ladies and Gentleman, following on from the success of the London 2 Seaford it is proposed that we venture across the channel and see what our Gaelic cousins are up to!

The Route: The first day is formed by a large part of the London to Paris cycle route.
Next year, we propose to complete the ride to Paris!

Cycle routes where possible or quiet roads with some unavoidable busy sections when leaving and entering Town/City areas. The route will be self-guided but maps and downloads will be available.
You will have road crew available should you need them.

Ability: As per the London to Seaford it is advisable to train so that you are capable of at least 10mph. If you have a mountain bike – no problem – just speak to someone about adapting your bike for road use (or borrow a club bike). There is approximately 3000ft of climbing on each day. There is no pressure to cycle fast although you can if you want to.

Food: Breakfast and food during the ride will be provided (nothing fancy!) 
Baggage: Your baggage will be carried but will be limited to one cabin bag sized bag.


EDIT: The allocated rooms for this trip are now full. Please feel free to inquire about space, but be aware that it may not be in the same hotels, or at the same cost.

Cost: We estimate the cost for each night to be about £40 per night for accommodation (sharing a room)
and £60 for the crossing including a cabin on the way out.
Fee per rider for road crew (for baggage, support, rest stops, feed stations including the car cros
sing fee etc) £40 (One day £25)

EDIT: Due to DFDS not having enough cabins we’ve decided to catch the earlier boat which leaves Newhaven at 5.30pm and then stay overnight in Dieppe.

Sponsorship: Why not get sponsored to do this ride and help others less fortunate.

Total fee per rider: for the whole trip: Approx. £180 (One day £125) n.b this does not include Dinner costs etc.
A deposit of £100 per person is required on booking, via BACS to:
Cycle Seahaven,
Account Number:  22902360
Sort Code:  30 – 65 – 37
Using the reference:  ToN – [your membership number]


Please contact Kirstie if you are interested




South Downs Way 3 Day Ride 16th-18th August 2019

The Plan For The Weekend- Winchester to Eastbourne

Thursday 15th August 2019
Load bikes onto trailer and overnight bags into support crew’s car
Include overnight things and pack lunch for day 2&3

Friday 16th August 2019
6.00 am – Drive to Winchester
Start ride 8.30 am/9.00 am
Est 35 miles
We will stop for lunch (Packed lunch required)
Stay over at The White Hart – South Harting (Est £50.71 pp) 
Support crew will be waiting with bags
17 places available, rooms will be shared
Breakfast included in price
Additional cost – dinner Friday pm (Est £20.00)
Packed lunches can be ordered for Saturday if required at additional charge (Est £5.00)

Saturday 17th August 2019
Set off at 8.30 am
Est 40 miles
We will stop for lunch (packed lunch required)
Stay over at Trulleigh Hill YHA– Shoreham (£35.00 pp)
Support crew will be waiting with bags and cooking a meal (£5.00 pp)
18 places available, rooms will be shared

Sunday 18th August 2019
Set off at 9.00 am
Est 25 miles
We will stop for lunch (Southease YHA) pack lunch or purchase from café
Arrive at Eastbourne (finish line pm)
Celebrations at The Pilot Inn (food finishes 6.00 pm!)
Some will ride back to Seaford (Est 12 miles)
The trailer will not be at the finish line for the journey home so transport will have to be arranged yourselves.

Total Est cost £115.71 If you are interested in this cycling event please contact Kirstie Forcey as soon as possible. Places are limited to 16.

*** All places are now filled but if you are interested you can leave your name with Kirstie in case of any cancellations. ***

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It could be a one off or a series of articles:
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Diary Dates: Dr Bike, 2019

Dr Bike Surgeries 2019
Month 1st Saturday of the Month Seaford Police Station 3rd Saturday of the Month Peacehaven Big Park
March 2nd March 2019 16th March 2019
April 6th April 2019 20th April 2019
May 4th May 2019 18th May 2019
June 1st June 2019 15th June 2019
July 6th July 2019 20th July 2019
August 3rd August 2019 17th August 2019
September 7th September 2019 21st September 2019
October 5th October 2019 19th October 2019

Friday night is F F night

Friston Forest MTB continues every Friday for 2019.

Meet at 7 pm at The Gate, just round the corner along Litlington Road. 

Helmets, good lights and knobbly tyres essential. Knee & elbow pads optional, first aid kits available.

 Be prepared for single track, craters, jumps, berms and Cardiac.  Have fun!

A great opportunity to develop your (wild side) full potential. 

For more details contact Chris Hollis on our Ride Leaders’ page