Cycle the Downs

Cycle Seahaven is now offering regular weekly rides in the South Downs National Park.  They are open to all and will be at one of three levels:

Introduction Rides involving 30 – 60 minutes of gentle riding in a safe flat environment;

Health Rides which will consist of 90 – 120 minutes of relaxed riding on local trails aimed at increasing fitness;

Rural Rides which involve 2 – 3 hours exploring the South Downs National Park across a mix of terrain.

These rides are open to non-members, as well as Cycle Seahaven Members, and are part of the ‘Ride the Downs’ initiative together with South Downs National Park.  So if you fancy dusting off your bike, donning a helmet and joining us, then here’s your chance. 

Heading west from Seaford Golf Course towards bo-peep

The Introduction Rides: These rides are aimed at those that have very little or no cycling experience. So if this is you and you want to come along and improve your cycling ability, then now’s your chance.

Haven’t got a Bike or Helmet: Cycle Seahaven does have a small number of bikes and helmets available for loan on the Introduction Rides. You will need to contact the Ride Leader and book these prior to the ride itself.

The Health Rides will usually be around 10-15 miles in length and will be ridden at a very steady gentle pace.  We use local roads, cycle paths and gentle off-road tracks to get you started and help build confidence.  Ride Leaders will be on hand to offer support and advice along the way.

The Rural Rides will usually be around 15 – 25 miles in length and will be ridden at a slightly higher pace than the Health Rides. These rides are aimed at those who are established riders looking to expand their knowledge of routes around the Seahaven area. We use local roads, cycle paths and off-road tracks to get us out into the South Downs National Park.  Ride Leaders will be on hand to offer support and advice along the way.

Details of rides can be found on the website calendar.  The Ride Leaders are named on the Calendar entry.  Please contact them to let them know you will be coming or to ask any other questions.  The start points are clearly stated on the Calendar entry and will include locations in Seaford, Newhaven or Peacehaven.

These rides are a great introduction to cycling the Downs so why not take the chance to enjoy the outdoors while the weather is so great?

Please note that all riders MUST wear a helmet:

Registration  Non-club members will be asked to complete a registration form. To save time please download it using the link below and bring the form with you (Ride Leaders will have spare copies).  Participant Survey Cycle the Downs

We look forward to welcoming you on your first ride. Happy cycling