Sussex Community Development Association invited Cycle Seahaven to organise a ride for staff and work colleagues who are involved in the bike recycling project, Recycle. SCDA is a charity who support a range of community activities, helping people gain confidence in the workplace whilst learning new skills. One of these is to up-cycle donated bicycles destined for scrap, giving skill training to their operatives and making the bikes available to the public to buy.
Our Ride Leader Co-ordinator, Mike Winser, organised a route with the assistance of three other Ride Leaders – Sarah Winser, Dave Sutton and Roger Lambert.
On August 17th the ride started at the Centenary Park Peacehaven and the eleven riders from SCDA, who were riding bikes that had been up-cycled by themselves, cycled 9 miles via cross country, cyclepaths and road to Denton Island where SCDA were running an open day which Cycle Seahaven supported with the help of Denis Bass and Diane Norman.
A great day was had by all and we received a lovely response:
I wanted to say thank you and the others in your team for playing such a huge part in making the day a success.
Your team was a real credit to the club. I wanted to say a special thanks to the way you supported a number of different riders, those who had bike difficulties to encouraging struggling riders to enable everyone to get to the finish point.
Really grateful to those who had taken time off work to be there.
Lee Wakefield, Service Manager SCDA