Cycling UK Affiliate Membership

It has just come to my notice that by becoming an affiliate member of Cycling UK you do not get all the benefits of being a full member. I mention this in case anyone is deciding to become an affiliate member as a result of reading the article in the Cycle Seahaven newsletter about Cycling UK.

When the newsletter was published, we weren’t aware of this limitation; it’s not obvious on the Cycling UK website. However, when corresponding with Cycling UK on another matter it transpired that two of the benefits are not included with affiliate membership: the six issues of Cycle magazine a year and the free cycling related legal advice.

I have complained to Cycling UK and advised them that I feel their website is misleading on this matter.

Clive

Winter Newsletter

The Winter issue of our quarterly newsletter ‘Seahaven Cyclist’ has been emailed to all members. It’s another bumper issue, this time 25 pages, which includes articles covering a wide range of topics of interest to Cycle Seahaven members.

These include the experiences of a member who did a charity cycle ride in India, an article about Roberts Frames near Hailsham, another about how someone became a ride leader and an article about the joys of Friston Forest night riding. Plus, there are the regular features: Ladies Rides, Touring Rides, Dr Bike, Treasurer & Membership Secretary News and, of course, A Message from the Chair.

Also, there’s an update on Cycling Without Age (Seaford Chapter) and notices about the forthcoming AGM, a social event in February and E-Bikes. It all makes for an enjoyable and informative read.

As an experiment, this issue has been produced in landscape rather than portrait orientation. This should mean less scrolling by those who read it on the wide screens of laptops and PCs; it probably doesn’t make much difference on tablets. I’d very much welcome feedback from members, in particular, which orientation is preferred and the type of devices on which the newsletter is read.

I can be contacted through our Ride Leader Contact page. I’ll publish a summary of the feedback in the Spring issue.

Happy reading,

Clive

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,

Clive

Summer Newsletter

The summer issue of our quarterly newsletter has been emailed to all members. It’s a 14-page issue, more pages than usual, which includes articles ranging from cycling in France to the South Downs Way plus articles on Ladies rides, a campaign relaunch etc, as well as a message from the Chair (Guy Reynolds). 

If you haven’t received the newsletter then please contact Denis Bass (Treasurer) who will send you a copy. He can be contacted through the Contact Us page on the website.

Happy reading

Clive