Join the Active Travel Challenge

Cycle Seahaven has registered for the Active Travel Challenge with East Sussex Get Me Active and Sustrans.    Whether you are going to work or nipping to the shops, this challenge is about reducing carbon emissions, burning calories and saving money by ditching your car.  You can record walking, public transport, e-bikes as well as your usual bike and car sharing.

There are prizes to be won so well worth checking it out and registering. 

To join go to: https://eastsussex.getmeactive.org.uk/ and register. At the end of the registration, click on ‘join workplace’ to then register as part of Cycle Seahaven.  

The Personal Challenge• Compete to log the most journeys• Set individual targets• Detailed feedback and statistics

The Group Challenge• Compete for the highest participation rate• Set group targets• Upload photos, stories and interact

Which journeys count? The aim of the Challenge is to reduce the number of journeys by car on your own.   Any journeys to work or for work that are carried out on foot, by bike, by public transport or lift-sharing all count. You can also log a ‘work at home’ day if it means you don’t have to travel to the office by car on your own.  The more journeys you do by sustainable modes, the higher up the leaderboard you’ll get.

How do I win?

Workplaces The winning workplace in each size category will be the workplace that achieves the highest level of participation.  This means that you need to get your colleagues involved and encourage them to have at least one go at travelling by a different, more sustainable mode of transport rather than just reaching for the car keys and driving.  They just have to try one journey and log it to be included as a participant and to get your team’s participation percentage up. We hope that they will enjoy it and try it again. 

Individual  To get to the top of the individual leaderboard you have to log more journeys than anyone else. We’ll be giving out a prize to the individual leader at the end of the Challenge but we’ll also be giving out lots of prizes along the way. To be eligible for these prizes you need to log at least 1 journey a week. 

Outdoor First Aid Course 20/21st Oct

First Aid Course 20-21st October 2018

Hurry! only two places left!


Are you a ride leader and need to renew your First Aid?  Do you like rolling around in the mud?  Do you want to learn a valuable skill?  Do you like having fun with like minded people?

We have another Outdoor First Aid course on 20th and 21st October. Participants MUST be able to attend both days and the days are long but FILLED with fun. Chris Sparks is an amazing trainer that makes this very interesting, informative and fun.

If you want to attend, please let Tracey Martin know on Contact the Committee. Places are limited – booking form on following link: https://goo.gl/forms/hzv8aSdW70GIaZU12 

Cost is:  Free for Ride Leaders, Members £35 (plus £10 if you require First Aid at Work Certification) 

 

Friday night is F F night

Friston Forest MTB starts 22nd June.

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 http://cycleseahaven.org.uk/contactrl

Dr Bike is Back!

The Dr Bike Surgery Run by Cycle Seahaven is back for the beginning of March.

Ethos:- Bikes out of sheds and back into safe use

What we are:- 

‘Dr Bike’ is a group of cycle enthusiasts from Cycle Seahaven who want to help local people to use their bikes more. If you are not pedalling because of dodgy brakes, stiff gears, rattles, creaks or soft tyres, then bring your poorly cycle to the Cycle Seahaven Dr Bike surgery.

We are all passionate cyclists, some even have maintenance qualifications, but we will give your bike a safety check and try our hardest to get your cycle fixed, so you get back in the saddle!

What we are not :-

We do not offer a fully equipped bike repair shop – The area is fortunate to have two of these already – but we do have the skills, tools & enthusiasm to carry out basic repairs & maintenance.

Cycle Seahaven Dr Bike Activities 2018  from March to October

Seaford Council Offices / Police Station Forecourt first Saturday of the month from 10:00 – 12:15

Big Park Peacehaven third Saturday of the month from 10:00 – 12:15

Any queries or offers of help to Dr Bike via our Contact page

Touring Ride Descriptions: Improvements

Some improvements have been made to the ride descriptions of Touring rides on the Rides Calendar which, hopefully, members will find useful when considering going on any of our rides.

The ride description will now include six side-headings:

  • DISTANCE
  • REFRESHMENT STOPS
  • TERRAIN
  • ROUTE
  • CHANGES
  • RIDE LEADER

‘Route’ has always included a hyperlink to the plotted route on RWGPS (Ride With GPS). This hyperlink will now be a short filename in upper case which will be the main destination of the ride, eg BLACKBOYS E1.

Therefore, if you download the route onto your GPS cycle computer, you should easily find the route in your saved ‘Courses’; Garmin devices do not like long filenames. Don’t worry about the last two characters of the filename such as E1 as they’re just a route identity suffix.

When you look at the plotted route on RWGPS you’ll see more information about the ride, both on the map and in the column on the right-hand side. Google Streetview is available on RWGPS maps so you can do a virtual tour of the route or take a look at any parts of the route that may be unknown to you.

Our touring rides aren’t just about the cycling; the refreshment stops are a key part of our rides. Therefore, if a refreshment stop has a website, there will now be a hyperlink to it.

Also, more details will be added to our list of Refreshment Stops including Trip Advisor ratings. There will be more information in a post later this month.

TIP     To view a RWGPS map on a tablet it’s probably best to view it in landscape otherwise you may only get a description and cue sheet if viewed in portrait.

Happy cycling,

Clive

New Funday Ride

Some of you will have noticed that there is a new ride featuring on the calendar this Sunday, the ride entitled “Funday Ride” which will be led by Roy Francomb.

Dropping down to Bishopstone Village

The new ride is aimed to run at a level just below our Sunday Improvers ride. The Improvers group has progressed and raised the bar as to the mileage and terrain we cover, leaving a gap for a slightly lower grade ride on a Sunday.   Roy has kindly offered to run the “Funday” ride. This ride will be for those who want a slightly less challenging MTB with a coffee and cake stop on a Sunday.

Where & when possible we will try to arrange for the Funday & Improvers ride to meet up for Coffee & Cake at some point on the ride or at the end of the ride.

So if you fancy getting out on a Funday ride you can contact Roy via our ride leaders contact page.

Many thanks

Paul Sandles / Roger Lambert / Roy Francomb

Improvers / Funday Ride Leaders