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.   

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