Do you have spare time to help?

Janie Burrage, Sustran’s Active Travel Officer for Southern England, is looking for helpers to assist with a Nature ride with Sussex Wildlife Trust on Friday 7th June from Seaford Head School to Friston Forest. Sustran’s ride leaders will host the ride but they would welcome some bike riding volunteers to help (you do not need to be a ride leader).

The ride will roughly follow the below schedule:

08:30 arrive at school, check bikes, brief pupils
09:30 depart school
10:30 arrive at Friston Forest, set boundaries, camp fire
12:00 lunch around the fire
12:30 peddle down to the sea and a view of 7 sisters, plus paddling in the waves if the sun’s out
14:00 cycle back to school.

If you can spare some time to help please contact janie.burrage’at’sustrans.org    
(use @ symbol in place of ‘at’ within address).

CSH Trailer use and a little help

Cycle Seahaven’s Trailer is a great resource available to members of the club. It is capable of carrying 24 bikes, including 4 E-bikes.

We’d really like to use the trailer more to enable us to host club rides somewhere different. To achieve this we are looking for vehicle owners, who have tow hooks fitted to their cars, who would consider allowing their cars to be used to tow it. We also need volunteers to tow the trailer – more information about driver requirements can be found here

If you are able to help please contact Events by clicking here.

London to Brighton Sunday 16th June 2019

The trailer will be used to transport bikes to the London to Brighton bike ride this year. If you are interested in using this facility please contact Sarah Winser here. Please note transport is being provided for bikes only and participants will need to make their own arrangements to get to the start line.

Eastbourne Mass Bike Ride Sat 9th June 2019

It would be great to get as much support as we can for this event. Details can be found here. If there is sufficient interest will endeavour to arrange the trailer to drop off and pick up bikes at the Towner Art Gallery. Participants will need to make their own transport arrangements separately. If you would like your bike transported to this event please contact us here

 

 

 

The Egrets Way Project

The Egrets Way Annual General Meeting
on Monday 10th June 2019 at 7pm.

At St John Sub Castro, Lewes 

 

A project loved by most if not all of Cycle Seahaven, The Egrets Way now has planning approval in place for the whole riverside route. The majority of final landowner agreements are in place and their next step is to get the substantial funding required to complete construction. Why don’t we show support at their AGM?


Followed by an illustrated talk about the fantastic female founders of the RSPB by Tessa Boase, author of Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather.

“In 1903, an ounce of egret feathers could fetch $32: twice as much as an ounce of gold. To the RSPB, this was a watershed moment.”

The true story of how the snowy egret was pushed to near extinction by the raging Victorian and Edwardian fashion for feathered hats – and how a small group of women fought back to save this, and other species, from ‘murderous millinery’.
An uplifting tale of women and birds. More details on our new website.


 

Join the Sustrans Active Travel East Sussex Challenge!

The Sustans Active Travel Challenge is all about taking part and getting more people to try healthy active journeys for their travel.

The Active Travel Challenge runs from 1 June – 30 June 2019.

Log your journeys to work by bike, walking and public transport from 1st to 30 June to enter,  and for a chance to win £1500 worth of prizes, including two nights stay in luxury cabin at Swallowtail Hill worth £320.

 

The Active Travel Challenge is being delivered by Sustrans as part of East Sussex County Council’s Active Access for Growth Programme.
ESCC has successfully obtained £1.2 m funding from the DfT to deliver a programme of active travel across East Sussex . The Active Access for Growth Programme will run from 2017 to 2020, focussing on the growth areas of Newhaven, Eastbourne & South Wealden and Bexhill/Hastings. 
https://eastsussex.getmeactive.org.uk/content/about-us

 

Mass Cycle Ride: Eastbourne seafront: Sunday 9th June 2019

Bespoke is organizing a mass cycle ride along Eastbourne Seafront on June 9th 2019. The aim is to get a designated Eastbourne Promande Cycle Route opened. So why not support them, ride over with a bunch of mates and enjoy an ice cream on the beach?

 

Cycle Seahaven’s Ladies New Forest Sportive Team

The New Forest Spring Sportive is one of the New Forests most popular events and has become a welcome ‘start of the season’ test for may cyclists, this year held on the 13th and 14th April.

Starting and finishing just outside the Hampshire town of Verwood, the riders took in the rolling scenery with a number of hills to challenge their legs. 

Eight of the touring ladies from Cycle Seahaven, including Sarah Webb, Debbie McFly, Carol Bryant, Kate Parkinson, Annette Blackman, Heather Cheek and Linda Pilkington-Peachey took on the challenge. 

Sarah reports

‘The 7 Sisters’ team completed the 66 mile New Forest Sportive on Sunday (the eagle-eyed among you may notice there’s 8 of us but we liked the team name so much we kept it). We all met through Cycle Seahaven and have had great support from our fellow riders in the tourers group. We didn’t specify this had to be a ladies only weekend but that’s the way it worked out, so naturally there was a 2 night stay in a log cabin with sauna and fizz involved!

Well done ladies!

The 7 Sisters. All eight of them!

Ride the Downs with Cycle Seahaven

Cycle Seahaven are now in our second year of delivering Ride The Downs in association with South Downs National Park. We are offering regular, free guided rides from April to September, to deliver a service to cyclists (and would be cyclists!) in the local area. 

The project offers individuals, of all fitness levels, the opportunity to get involved in a progressive program designed to give the confidence to leave the car on the driveway in exchange for a healthy, environmentally friendly alternative.

Tell your friends and family all about it!

For more info click here

Department for Transport pledges £21 million to improve the National Cycle Network in England

Sustrans is excited to announce that the UK Government have pledged an incredible £21 million to improve significant on and off-road stretches of the National Cycle Network.

Money will be put towards many of the England activation projects, working with partners across England, and especially Highways England (who they already work with on the Network) and around the HS2 corridor.

Their vision for the Network is a good one, and a timely one. The Network is an asset for all our nations and regions.

They have set their stall out with honesty and rigour, and provided a clear plan of what they would like to do – not by themselves, but by working with others.

So it’s great to see this approach lead to investment. The Network has attracted considerable investment in Scotland, but it’s been a struggle to get traction in England for some years.

They are now in a position to fund more activation projects and explore new opportunities. They’ll also be looking to attract investment for improvements in Wales, London and Northern Ireland.

You can read more about this investment and what it means for Sustrans and the National Cycle Network on their website.