Team / Multi Group Road Ride Event

Cycle Seahaven Team / Group Road Ride Sunday 6th June 2021

Cycle Seahaven is hosting a members only Team and Multi-Group Road Ride on Sunday 6th June 2021.  The routes have been chosen to allow club members to try out some of the routes by our Touring, Intermediate and Sportive Road Groups.

There will be a choice of 40 or 100 mile routes with the event running from 08:00 – 18:00.

For the 40-mile route, there will be a choice an B or a D graded route, the idea being to allow all members the opportunity to have an enjoyable day out on the bike whichever route(s) you choose.

The rides will be open for groups or teams of riders. The routes can be self -guided, however  some  or our Ride Leaders will be leading groups round the easier 40 mile route, so please contact Contact Dave Sutton if you want to book either a team or a place on the ride. The routes are available to download from the CSH RWGPS Club account, this will give you spoken turn by turn directions on your smartphone just like a car sat nav!

Event HQ will be Harbourside Gymnastics Academy, this business is owned by  Club Member Mark Smoker, there is sufficient parking, toilets etc , he has kindly offered this to the club at no charge.

There will be a checkpoint with water and some energy snacks halfway through each ride. Refreshments and Loos are available at various cafes for those taking a more  leisurely ride. Broom wagon support/recovery provided by the organisers in their cars will be available in the event of a major mechanical or other serious issue affecting a rider. It is advisable for all riders to use the what3words app to enable precise location should you need support.


All teams /Groups will ride the first 40  miles using either the B or D graded routes. For those that want to ride something more challenging, there will be a 2nd loop of 64 miles making a total distance of 103 miles. Ride HQ will be open from 08:00 – 18:00 giving a 10-hour time slot to complete the ride.

The  B Graded initial 40-mile route goes  north and returns via Littlington will be on quieter roads and lanes such as those used regularly by the Cycle Seahaven Tourers.

The   D Graded initial 40-mile route  will also be mainly on quieter roads and lanes, but heads north via Hindover and returns via Littlington using roads extensively used by the CSH Sportive and Intermediate Road Groups.

The longer 60-mile second  route will use some busier roads with a couple of challenging climbs, but again will feature roads extensively used by the Intermediate and Sportive Cycle Seahaven road groups.

Please contact Dave Sutton if you want further information, wish to book a team or a place on the ride or would like help with RWGPS. Full details on the Club Calendar.

Entries Close 1st June 2021

Happy Cycling

Mark Smoker and Dave Sutton


March Cycling Challenge

With the sun shining and the days just that bit warmer we felt it was the perfect time to set a new club challenge.

Land’s End to John O’Groats is 874 miles by road and we are asking you to cycle it during the month of March.  Don’t panic you don’t have to do it on your own!

You can cycle it alone if you want or you can team up (virtually) with some friends from the club to accumulate the miles you all cycle. (Adhering at all times to the strict government guidelines on Covid).

Going it alone will be tough but I know a few of our members will be up for the challenge.

For those like me who just want to be inspired to get back out riding then ask a few of your friends from the club to join your team and share the miles.

Forming a virtual team of 4 would reduce your miles to 218.5 whilst forming a virtual team of 6 would reduce your miles again to just 146 miles in the month.

The challenge is open to all members including our junior members so why not give it a go.

As this is a challenge why not look to get some sponsorship and support the Club’s chosen charity ‘Seaford Down’s Syndrome and Special Needs Support Group’.  Sponsorship.  All sponsorship money will be collected at the end of March and added to the club’s fundraising for this wonderful charity.

Our March challenge will hopefully encourage you to get back out on your bikes and get yourselves fit again ready for when we can start adding club rides to the calendar.

To take part all you need to do is:

  • Choose your team and give yourselves a name
  • Choose a lead for your team – They will be responsible for recording your miles during the month and then submitting them at the end of each week
  • Ask your friends and family to sponsor you (remember every £ helps)
  • And finally Get on your bike and go for a ride

If you would like any further information about this challenge then please leave a comment below.

Jo Barlow

Chair: Cycle Seahaven

AGM: Quick way to Request Attendance

If you haven’t done so already, you need to pre-register to attend the AGM.

The quick way of requesting attendance is to go to the Rides Calendar on our website. You’ll see the Cycle Seahaven AGM for Monday 15 February with some brief details. Click on the link for secretary to send an email to register your intent.

Hope you can make it.


AGM: 15 February 2021

Our AGM will be on Monday 15 February, starting at 7.00pm. The arrangements are explained in the Chair’s letter. Please click on the following links:

Various reports have been issue for the AGM which you can read by clicking on the following links:

Hope to see you there.

Halloween Haunted Cycle Challenge – open to all junior members


HAlloween skeleton on a bike.Half term has arrived and it’s time to get on your bikes and get riding.

Starting Saturday 24th October Cycle Seahaven would like all our young riders (all members under 18) to get on their bikes and clock up some much needed miles for this virtual Halloween Challenge.

East Sussex hosts 11 of the most haunted places in the UK and we are planning to cycle (virtually) to as many of them as we can.

To cover all 11 we would need to cycle a total of 700 miles in just one week and that is why we need you ALL on board for this fun adventure.

The idea is that you get on your bike with your family and friends (where Covid restrictions permit) and get cycling.  It doesn’t matter if you do 1 mile or 20 miles because every single mile covered by you and your family will count.

We need you to be out riding as much as you can during the half term week and making sure you know how many miles you have covered on each ride.  Oh and don’t forget to take and send us your photos for each ride.  At the end of each day you just need to message us with the miles covered by you and whomever braved the weather to ride with you.  We will add everyone’s miles together and see how far we have travelled.

Each night we will calculate the distance covered and post on Facebook and the website blog where we have reached and give you a short story on why our destination for the day is so haunted.

The challenge will run until Saturday 31st October when we will post our final blog BUT on Friday 30th October we are planning something super Halloweeny.

All young members who take part will be able to visit a very local and haunted place.  We will be able to enjoy a hotdog, toast some marshmallows and share some spooky ghost stories.  You will of course have to dress up in your best Halloween costume for this but it will be worth it.

If you would like to take part then please do get in touch with either Donna Turner or Joanne Barlow to register and save your space for the Friday Night Fun.

Ladies Ride To Littlington Tearooms – Saturday 12th September

The perfect way to take part in Cycling UK’s World’s Biggest Bike Ride!


Please see calendar for details

Road Ride – Kate Carver
XC – Sarah Winser

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