Scavenger Hunt

It’s been great to see so many members taking to their saddles over recent weeks and how many of you embraced the Barlow’s FB virtual ride challenge. As the rules on social distancing continue, the CSH committee invite you as individuals or families to take part in our scavenger hunt whilst complying with current government guidance.

From today keen-eyed members will find the familiar Cycle Seahaven logo on posters placed on popular cycle routes between Seaford and Peacehaven. Each of these 20 posters has a unique symbol and a number. When you find a poster, make a note of the number against the corresponding symbol (all symbols are listed below).

All correct entries will be entered into a raffle to win a Mr Cycles gift voucher. To be entered into the prize draw you must find a minimum of 12 answers. However, any members who get all 20 correct will get a special ‘Hall of Fame’ mention when we announce the winner. Only one entry form per membership number will be accepted.

Please fill out the entry form by 9am on 17/06/20.

Have fun and stay safe.

Virtual Challenge – Cycle Around the UK and More

Jo and Dave Barlow were feeling a bit bored and decided that they needed a challenge to get back out on their bikes. They anticipated that other club members may be feeling the same and that’s when their idea of a virtual challenge developed. 


To cycle around the UK and maybe a bit more.

Click here to see how you are doing.

Jo said:

The idea was to get as many club members back out on their bikes riding at their own pace, distance and in a safe way with regards to the current environment and we would accumulate all miles covered over the coming weeks.

There were 2 parts to the challenge – Part 1 to cycle around the UK which is approx 4,000 miles

The challenge started on Monday 27th April and in the first week we already have:

  –  87 club members who have joined the challenge.  Many of whom have not ridden for a while
  –  230 rides have been completed by those members
  –  4,316 miles have been covered
  –  Approx 118,000 feet of climbing has been achieved – thats 4 times the height of Everest


Part 1 of the virtual challenge has now been completed – Seaford to Seaford – 4,000 miles!

Part 2 – the coastline of the UK is 11,034 miles (using OS maps) it is not all accessible, however they plan to continue the challenge and see if 11,034 miles can be reached by Sunday 10th May.


Jo continued:

If it can be done, it would be truly AMAZING! It has been a wonderful and fun week sharing our rides and feeling part of Cycle Seahaven in these difficult times.


The virtual challenge is open to all club members and anyone they are riding with. It also includes all miles done on turbo trainers and Zwift.

To join the fun is really easy. If you are on Strava please just request to join the Strava Group ‘Cycle around the UK’.  If you are not on strava don’t worry all you need to do is send your daily miles to Jo and Dave via the following email: and they’ll be added manually.


Jo concluded:

We hope to reach Part 2 of this virtual challenge by Sunday, so enjoy the week ahead… and keep cycling!




The committee has been closely monitoring advice regarding the coronavirus/COVID 19 situation. [click for more info]

Cycling UK  was updated on 23rd March 2020 

British Cycling was updated on 23rd March 2020

Cycling UK state:

This means it remains advisable for people to cycle for their health, fitness and well-being, but in line with our previous guidance, you should only do this alone or with members of your household unless any of them have reason to self-isolate.

Under no circumstance should you cycle or take part in any cycling activity in groups.

This is critical to stop the coronavirus disease spreading between households.

updated 24/03/2020 – Cycle Seahaven Secretary

Events – Have your say!

Social events questionnaire can be accessed here

Dr Bike in Seaford. Saturday 7th March 2020


Dr Bike – free bike checks and advice – meet your local cycle club – Seaford Town (Police Station) – Saturday 7th March – 10:00 – 12:00 –

Ladies Ride: 14th March



Saturday 14th March. A gentle ride around Seaford, suitable for all abilities. Refreshments at The Lodge on Sutton Avenue. Sign up required. For more info contact Sarah & Kate for more information check the calendar

AGM Awards and Updates

A copy of the written text above:

The annual Cycle Seahaven awards fall into two categories. Those that are awarded by the Ride Leaders and those that are awarded by the Committee.

The Ride Leader awards for this year go to:

Female Road – Carol Bryant. Carol started cycling with the tourers in the autumn of 2018 and is now one of Cycle Seahaven’s keenest cyclists.  Carol rides both MTB and road bikes and recently became a ride leader. She has been working hard to try and encourage more integration between the two groups.

Male Road – Dave Sutton. Dave is very active in arranging touring rides and is always willing to help others. He has taken touring rides in new directions such as off-road touring and Audax events.

Female MTB – Kate Carver. Kate has tirelessly supported the ladies rides and is the linchpin for pub/social rides. She’s out in all weathers and her cheery disposition and the occasional song helps motivate those around her.

Male MTB – For the first time ever there was a three-way tie. The winners were:

Dan Shepard. Dan has shown remarkable grit and determination in improving his riding skills and stamina since joining the club. He trained hard for the South Downs Way event last year and completed 2650 miles in 9 months.

Clive Williams. Clive is always on his bike trying to develop new skills. He has gone from being a beginner, who struggled to ride over tree roots, to popping jumps over tabletops at Bike Park Wales.

Charlie Helm. Charlie’s 13 years of age. He completed London to Brighton last year (including Ditchling Hill), to raise money for the MEN2B charity. He’s promoted the club and the charity on local radio and is now arranging a Brighton to Paris charity ride.

The Committee Cups went to:

Donna and Lee Turner for their help and support to the committee last year. They’ve been actively engaged in transporting in Dr Bike equipment and supporting the events. They also helped with social events and have been a real asset to the club. Since the award both of joined the committee.

Charity update:

Cycle Seahaven members raised £1000 last year making a grand total of  £3100 in the last two years.

Special thanks:

Denis Bass retired from the committee this year after over a decade of service to the club. He’s been Club Secretary and more recently the club’s Treasurer and Membership Secretary. Both he and his wife Sharon, have dedicated a lot of time to the club. We are very grateful to them both and hope to see them on a bike or future social events. Thank you very much for everything you’ve done. From all of us at Cycle Seahaven



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.