Our aim then was simply to get people onto their bikes and it still is. We are an inclusive club,seeking to encourage people of all ages,abilities and cycling interests to do more cycling and share the enjoyment of cycling with other people living in the Seaford,Newhaven,Peacehaven area.
Cycle Seahaven actively campaigns to bring about improvements to access and facilities for cyclists in the Seahaven area. We have established excellent links to many organisations including:Forestry Commission;South Downs National Park Authority;Sustrans;National Trust;Cycle Touring Club;East Sussex County Council,Lewes District Council and Seaford Town Council;local Police;parish councils and other cycling groups in East Sussex.
Key campaigns for the Club at the present time are:
• Creation of a cycle path down Exceat Hill towards Friston Forest
• Continuation of the cycle path at Bishopstone railway bridge
• Improved cycle paths in the National Park
• A safe route down the Ouse Valley from Lewes to Newhaven
• Cycle path on Seaford promenade
Information and more details at:
Ditchling to Seaford Charity Ride. 17th March 2012
Clint and Lorna Allen are organising a 20 mile fun ride from Ditchling Beacon carpark to The Downs Leisure Centre in Seaford. £20-a-head entry fee to be received by Feb 25th,proceeds to Cystic Fibrosis. There’ll be prizes for the top three quickest teams. Meet at 9:30 for a timed staggered start at 5min intervals.
More details and the sponsorship form can be downloaded from here. Note that teams do not require sponsorship.
OUSE VALLEY CYCLE NETWORK - BID FOR FUNDS
Ouse Valley Cycle Network (OVCN) have submitted a request to East Sussex County Council (ESCC) to be included in the bid for Local Sustainable Transport Funds (LSTF).
OVCN aim to set up a shared walking and cycling route from Lewes to Newhaven. This will mainly follow the banks of the Ouse –a flat and picturesque route that will connect our County Town to our International Seaport. The lack of a safe route along the C7 forces most people into cars. OVCN see this new route as a major step forward for recreation (picnics,family rides,sightseeing) and utility (work,shops,doctors,schools) cycling and walking.
ESCC have two bids in place,which OVCN consider to be a perfect fit:
• East Sussex Coastal Towns –Sustainable access,delivering growth and cutting carbon
• Accessing the South Downs in East Sussex
We will let you know if our bid is successful.
Details of OVCN can be downloaded here
OVCN have a website here
The bid is available for download here