Ladies Ride 3rd November 2018

By Sarah Winser

Fifteen ladies cycled from Seaford to Peacehaven to visit The Road Shack: a Vegan Cafe.

Kate and her cake!

We had a leisurely ride along NCN2 (National Cycle Network) between Seaford & Newhaven, AKA the ‘bunny run’, enjoying the afternoon sunshine with plenty of chatter and stops for photographs.” says Ride Leader, Sarah Winser.

Keeping to the cycle path, the group made their way through Newhaven with a short road ride through The Valley. Once in Peacehaven the ride went along the cliff top with its lovely views, to The Road Shack. 

A lovely warm welcome awaited the group from Anne, Julie & Staff and everyone enjoyed their refreshments..! 

The return trip took the group along the Highway and was rewarded with fantastic views as they dropped down into Newhaven, with a wonderful sunset. A chilly, but relaxed ride back to Seaford. 

Another enjoyable Ladies Ride cycling with friends old and new” says Sarah. “Don’t forget to put Saturday 1st December into your diaries for the next, we’d love to see you!

The Road Shack Ladies


Ladies Ride, Saturday 3rd November

The Road Shack

The ladies are off on a ride this Saturday, 3rd November to The Road Shack in Peacehaven. This American style, vegan diner has been open for almost 21 months and serves a variety of delicacies such as pancakes, brownies and nachos, along with a small range of gluten-free options, too.

If you’re new to the ladies rides, or Cycle Seahaven in general, then you’ll find a warm welcome from Sarah Winser and Kate Carver, the ride leaders, along with all of the other ladies – they’re such a friendly group!

They’ll be leaving at one o’clock sharp from the Cycle Path on Seaford Promenade at the bottom of Edinburgh Road (where the ice-cream van sits) and returning at approx four thirty. See the calendar for more details – we hope that all you ladies can make it!



Urgent! Volunteer Mechanics for Saturday 20th.

Last Dr Bike of the year at Peacehaven Saturday 20th October.

Three of our faithful mechanics are on Outdoor First Aid Training.

Can you help fill their shoes (or rubber gloves)? Also needed one PR or Receptionist.

Please contact Tracey Martin on Contact Committee

Cycling Without Age Launch Sunday 7th Oct

CWA Seaford Chapter launches its Trishaws  on Sunday 7th October at 10 am.

All are welcome to our launch event from 10am on Sunday 7th October at the west end of the promenade by the Sailing Club.

A very short presentation of the trishaws will be given and then we will be giving short taster rides in our two new trishaws and answering any questions about the project.

For more details of how we started and have raised funds for the project, please follow the LINK

Next Forest Family Ride Sunday 30th Sept.

Saturday 29th September 14.00 to 16.00

Join us for our monthly Forest Family Ride starting at 2:00 in the First Forest Car Park (the one in the forest by the Visitor Centre).

We will head off round the Family Trail and up the fire track to the Candy Canes where, depending on numbers and conditions, we may stop to have a play at the Pump Track.

From there we will continue on towards the Pumping Station taking a left onto a section of the Red Route. We will re-join the Family Trail and head back to the Fire Track and climb a short section of Cardiac Hill stopping at Moby Dick.

From here we will have the option of splitting into 2 groups. I will continue to lead the younger age group round the Family Trail and back to the car park while any more adventurous riders will have the option of joining another ride leader and heading all the way up Cardiac and then taking the single track all the way back down and re-joining us at the car park.

This ride is suitable for families and those new to Mountain Biking and will give you a taste of the wonderful trails we have right on our doorstep!

Non-members will be very welcome.  If you are planning on coming along please register at the event.

CIf necessary, contact Tim Venables on the Ride Leaders’ page.

Tai Chi on the Downs

Tai Chi Ride Sunday 16th September

Something different for next Sunday. This weeks ride combines a mtb ride with approximately 1.5hr of Tai Chi led by Jon Younghusband.

Jon will go over the basic exercises of tai chi. These include some important stretches, the stances and then depending on time we could do a small section of the form that Jon teaches (Yang Style) or some two person exercises.

Tai Chi is like a slow dance routine BUT don’t be fooled – these exercises are hard work, particularly on the legs!


As always helmets are required (for the ride). The ride is suitable for mtb bikes with knobbly tires.

so if you wear them please bring a pair of trainers with you and wear flexible comfortable clothing

For more information please check out the calendar.

Gingerfit Kit Photo

Group photo Saturday, 15th September 2 pm, Martello Tower.

Calling all Cycle Seahaven Members who have the new Gingerfit kit . . . . . 

We need to get together as many as possible in the new jerseys and jackets for a sponsorship photo.  If it’s impressive enough, it will end up on the front cover of Vogue  Seaford Scene!

So let’s make this a really awesome display.

. . . and those who don’t  –  there are some spare shirts available if you don’t have one.

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: 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. 

Ladies’ Ride Sat. 1st Sept

There will be another Ladies Ride on Saturday 1st September led by Sarah Winser. 

This will leave the Martello Tower at 1 pm heading for Follers Manor, Alfriston. This is an Open Garden on this day in aid of Chestnut Tree House

It is a Contemporary Garden Designed by Ian Kitson and was Winner of Sussex Heritage Trust Award. 

Admission will be £6 and refreshments are available.

You can check CSH calendar for more details.