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.

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. 

Urgent- C S Jersey Order

Did you miss out on our last order?  You have one opportunity to catch up on getting these eye-catching garments. 

Order now before 1st September!

Prices are as follows:

Short sleeved Jersey – £27

Long sleeved Jersey – £30

Wind Jacket – £38


Payment in full with your order, please pay by BACS payment to CSH account – Sort code 30-65-37 Account 22902360 and then send details to Denis Bass –   

Please specify full name of garment, price and owayo size. 

Cycling short sleeve  Jersey 3qtr zip £27

owayo size 2 3 4 5 6 7
Cycling Jersey C2 Sport comparison S S M L
International size XS S M L
Chest circumference (A) in inches 32¼ – 33¾” 33¾ – 35½” 35½ – 37” 37 – 38½” 38½ – 40¼” 40¼ – 41¾”
owayo size 8 9 10 11 12  
Cycling Jersey C2 Sport comparison XL XXL 3XL  
International size L XL XXL  
Chest circumference (A) in inches 41¾ – 43¼” 43¼ – 45” 45 – 46½” 46¼ – 48” 48 – 49½”  


Cycling long sleeve Jersey 3qtr zip £30

owayo size 2 3 4 5 6 7
Cycling Jersey C2 Sport comparison S S M L
International size XS S M L
Chest circumference (A) in inches 32¼ – 33¾” 33¾ – 35½” 35½ – 37” 37 – 38½” 38½ – 40¼” 40¼ – 41¾”
owayo size 8 9 10 11 12  
Cycling Jersey C2 Sport comparison XL XXL 3XL  
International size L XL XXL  
Chest circumference (A) in inches 41¾ – 43¼” 43¼ – 45” 45 – 46½” 46¼ – 48” 48 – 49½”  


Cycling wind jacket (showerproof) £38

owayo size XS S M L XL XXL 3XL
Chest circumference (A) in inches 30 – 32¼” 32¼ – 35½” 35½ – 38½” 38½ – 41¾” 41¾ – 45” 45 – 46½” 46½ – 49½”



Cycle to Work Day

Wednesday 15 August is Cycle to Work Day. Members of Cycling UK, of which there are about 70,000, will have received an email about it. Cycling UK states:

Bikes parked up after the ride

“Cycle To Work Day is an annual celebration of everyday cycling. It’s the perfect opportunity for new and returning cyclists to get in the saddle in a fun and friendly environment. And for existing cyclists; another great reason to hit the road. Best of all – everyone who pledges to take part will be entered into a prize draw. To find out more and pledge to take part, visit www.cycletoworkday.org

Cycle to Work Day is organised by our friends Cyclescheme; the UK’s biggest Cycle to Work scheme. They can help you save 25-39% and spread the cost of a new bike and/or cycle accessories. Plus, you could save even more with their exclusive £30 FREE deal, just go to www.cyclescheme.co.uk/CTWD18

Enjoy the ride”!

Happy cycling,

Clive Aberdour

Website Assistance

Are you a budding computer tech? Or just fancy picking up some new technical knowledge?  Would you like to learn more about the management of Cycleseahaven Website and Blog?  Even, how to run your own website?  Are you already a whizz and willing to help out?

If you said “yes” to any of the above, you could be the person (or people!) we are looking for.  

We are in desperate need of someone to shadow our amazing Webmaster, Tony Rowswell, in order that we have someone as a back up (apparently, Tony may like a holiday at some point and he also said he doesn’t plan on living forever, lol).   

Anyone who is interested, please contact Tony Rowswell directly via Contact the Committee.

WAVE FUNDAY Sunday 2nd September – Volunteers needed

Wave Open Day – Sunday 2nd September 10am – 4pm – Can YOU help!!

Can you spare any time on Sunday 2nd September???
We have been invited to have a stand again at the Wave Leisure Open Day and we are in need of volunteers to help man the stall and/or provide a Dr Bike service.

Last year it was held on a Saturday and we were able to incorporate our usual Dr Bike session on the day. This year, we are hoping to be able to provide some basic servicing as we will still be running our established Dr Bike surgery on the Saturday.

The day is running from 10am – 4pm and we’d be really grateful if anyone could spare some time to help promote Cycle Seahaven.
As this is generally a ride day, some of the rides will be starting/finishing at The Downs. We are hoping to have some of the bikes (inc e-bikes) available for the public to have a go, as well as some other ideas in the pipeline.

If you are able to help out in anyway, please reply on Committee Contact page to Funday.

Thank you

Hub Launch Sunday 12th August

Event Re-scheduled

On Sunday 12th August, the Cycle Hub at Centenary Park, Peacehaven, will be officially launched. The hub links numerous cycle routes both on and off road and provides a focal point for numerous cycle related activities.  The launch coincides with the British Heart Foundation charity ride and will involve various organisations that have worked together to bring the project to a conclusion.

Participants include:

East Sussex Cycle Training’s ‘Bike Ability’ and ‘Wheels For All’:   

  • Bike Ability is a Cycle Proficiency program for the 21st-century. Its aim is to teach children to ride safely on the roads and encourage them to be confident on a bicycle. The program is available during school holidays.
  •  Wheels for All is a program for anyone who would benefit from using an adapted bicycle or for people recovering from surgery or illness. Their range of adapted bikes make cycling accessible to everyone. 

 Cycle Seahaven will be there to encourage people of all abilities to join them on their organised rides from the hub. The club’s focus is more on fitness and fun rather than competitive riding. As the cycle club for Peacehaven, Newhaven and Seaford it hosts a variety rides throughout the week. Why not check them out and join them on a ride?

The  South Downs National Park Ambassadors will also be at the Cycle Hub to promote the National Park and provide information about some of the fantastic cycle routes available on our doorstep. Why not have a chat with them and see what you’ve been missing?

Finally, for those looking to purchase a cheap bicycle for commuting or fitness purposes the Sussex Community Development Association will be on hand to explain how they recondition donated pedal cycles enabling participants and volunteers an opportunity to gain experience and skills. They may just have a bicycle for you! 

The launch of the Cycle Hub promises to be a fantastic day for those that currently use a bicycle or for those thinking about doing so.

Why not get down to Centenary Park, Peacehaven,  for the Event between 7:30 am and 4 pm this Sunday?

We hope to see you there.

Your Club Needs You!

We desperately need your help on 29th July! Some of you may have read about the Big Park Cycle Hub in the summer edition of the club’s newsletter. Cycle Seahaven benefited from the funding provided by this project which included, amongst other things, access to E- bikes, Dr Bike tool kits and loan bikes.

On Sunday, 29th July there will be a big launch at Peacehaven Big Park promoting the Hub.  The aim is to raise awareness of the cycle related activity there.

Cycle Seahaven need to be at that event to show support for the project and we need your help. The event runs from 7:30 AM to 4 PM and we need volunteers to fly the flag for Cycle Seahaven at our marquee/stand. The role simply requires you to wear a club cycle shirt (if you have one), hand out leaflets and talk to people about what we do.

The British Heart Foundation Ride is running alongside this event and they estimate that some 4000 people may attend throughout the day. This is obviously a fantastic opportunity for the club to promote itself so if you can help  (even if it’s only for a couple of hours) we’d be really grateful. If we can find enough budding Bike mechanics we may run a DR Bike session too.

If you think you can help please contact events here or leave your name on our FaceBook page to let us know what you can offer. It’s going to be a fun day (and the café at Big Park does fantastic cake).

Please lend a hand. Thank you.