Do YOU Have Something to Say..?


We’re looking for budding authors for both

the CycleSeahaven Newsletters and Website Blogs.

It could be a one off or a series of articles:
something you’ve done to do with cycling, or with (an official) CSH outing – maybe even without your bike!
It could be how cycling or CSH has helped you in whatever way.
You can be one of the original members or one of the newest,
the youngest member of the club or the oldest.
Whoever you may be, I bet YOU have something to say that others will find interesting!

As long as it’s legal (!) and relevant send it to the webmaster email address to see your words published.

If you’re not happy with putting something together yourself,
drop a line to the webmaster email address and we’ll happily help 🙂



Winter Touring Rides: Change of Start Arrangements

During the winter months of December, January and February our Sunday morning touring rides will start at 9.00 am, same as last winter. This will commence next Sunday, 2nd December.

Also, these rides will start at the entrance to Friston Car Park, ie the same start point as for most of our Tuesday and Thursday touring rides. We won’t be starting at the Martello Tower unless a ride goes westwards towards Brighton.

Our first touring ride of winter will be this Sunday, 2nd December, which will include a refreshment stop at Chilley Farm Café. Details are on the Rides Calendar.

Happy cycling

Clive Aberdour

It’s safe to say that the Fireworks BBQ went off with a bang… [sorry]

After a wet and windy beginning to November, the weather gods blessed us with a calm clear night for the End of Season BBQ. The revellers arrived dressed in layers to keep warm and thoroughly enjoyed the Hot Chocolate & Mulled Wine (whilst they lasted)!

Harveys ‘Bonfire Boy’ and ‘Best’ Bitters were on tap, along with wines and spirits to keep the festivities flowing (thanks Tracey Martin for running the bar) along with sausages and burgers from the BBQ (Thanks Paul Williams for the cooking skills). Denis Bass brought his infamous Chilli which went down, as always, a treat.

It was lovely to see families, and so many road riders, too! The firework display was wonderful, (see a clip of it here) and children young and not so young, had great fun with the sparklers! Well done Harvey Lock for being chief marshmallow ‘chef’ and of course thanks to Wendy & Alan Wells for the loan of their fire pit. It was a godsend!

Many thanks to the Bretts for hosting and of course, none of it would have happened without the superb organisational skills of Kirsty Forcey.

See  you in a few weeks at the next event: The Christmas Party!


The costings are now available here



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

Channel Hopping

Touring cyclists on Seaford Promenade

Seven tourers met at the Martello Tower this morning; five were going to Horam but the other two decided to head for Newhaven ferry port and hop across The Channel to Dieppe to do a short tour of Upper Normandy. The sea was like a mill pond so they should have had a smooth crossing. I wrote about channel hopping to Dieppe in the latest issue of the Cycle Seahaven newsletter (seahaven cyclist). We are fortunate to have a ferry port on our doorstep; Dieppe is only four hours away. Next year Phoenix-CTC is aiming to have several cycling trips to France using the Newhaven-Dieppe ferry starting with a Dieppe Channel Hopper over the May Day bank holiday weekend.

As for the other five, we had a very pleasant ride to Horam using a slightly modified route to the norm. The touring ride next Sunday will be to Heathfield. I wonder if anyone will hop across the Channel instead!

Happy cycling and channel hopping,


Autumn Newsletter

The Autumn issue of our quarterly newsletter ‘Seahaven Cyclist’ has been emailed to all members. It’s a bumper issue of 21 pages which includes articles covering a wide range of topics of interest to Cycle Seahaven members so makes for an enjoyable and informative read.

Happy reading,


Fancy a Clothing Discount?


Cycle Seahaven have been granted a club discount with Proviz Sports!

Some of you may have seen the jacket that Ricki Carver is proudly wearing, or the backpack that Gray Brett is carrying: both excellent visibility in daylight, but Ricki’s jacket and the triangle on Gray’s backpack turn ghostly in appearance at night – superb visibility! The company, started by two brothers on their daily London cycling commute realised that there “was a gap in the market to provide highly innovative, light-emitting and reflective cycling products” and Proviz was born.

REFLECT360 CRS Plus (Night / Day)

With clothing for the whole family (including the dog!) you can purchase waterproofs to gilets and helmets to lights.

With the nights drawing in, there’s no better time to update your wardrobe – with free tracked delivery on orders over £50 and a 15% discount for Cycle Seahaven members, take a look at the Proviz website to see the whole range, and enter the code CycleSeahaven15 at checkout to get a great 15% discount.

New Members 3 Months Free

Three months’ free membership!

Join in October and pay nothing more until January 2020.

As the long evenings approach, we are  continuing to ride our bikes. We have some good LED lighting to help us these days. Come join Cycle Seahaven and experience, friendship, good company and even help with your riding skills. 

Join today for £7 for Single membership or £13 for Household membership with a Bank STO payment and pay nothing until 1 January 2020.  Click HERE

Great Fun at the Gingerfit Photoshoot