YOUR Club – YOUR Committee

Nominations for the 2019 Committee positions are now open!

Do you fancy having a say in how Cycle Seahaven is run? Do you have some spare time to commit to this voluntary role? Or maybe you know someone who could be perfect in a committee position?

Just download the Nomination Form, fill it in and return it to the email or postal address given.

The closing date for the receipt of nominations in the 31st December, so no time to waste – download the form today!

 

Ladies Ride: Alfriston Christmas!

The next Ladies ride will be on Saturday 1st December to Alfriston’s Christmas Event.

Get yourself to Seaford’s Martello Tower at the east end of the seafront on Saturday morning, ready to depart at 11am. The route will be mostly tarmac, but with grass and gravel thrown in – so be prepared for some mud! 

With about one and a half to two hours to wander around the shops and partake in different refreshments, it should be a great way to get into the Christmas spirit! Don’t forget to take a bike lock as you won’t want to be wandering around with it whilst you’re there.

You’ll be leaving at about 2.30pm, returning to the Martello Tower in Seaford.

As always, you’ll need a helmet. Don’t forget a spare inner tube – there’s lots of thorns about at the moment, and as the weather could be dull and may even be starting to get dark during the ride you’ll need lights: both front and back. Please ensure that they’re fully charged before you set off, too!

As always, the ride is on the calendar and the ride leaders Sarah and Kate can be contacted via the Ride Leader contact page.

They look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

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

 

 

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!

 

 

End of season BBQ

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.