George White @ceruleanskies
Cycle Seahaven (CSH), a cycle club set up by local residents to promote cycling in the Seahaven area (Seaford, Newhaven & Peacehaven) has published some suggestions for cycle routes to enjoy from some of the club’s regular ride leaders.
Remember the revised guidance permits you to exercise outdoors or visit an outdoor public place. Further info look at the COVID guidance the CSH website
Don’t forget to post on the CSH Facebook group any pictures you take during your ride 😊.
Beginners Ride North Cuckoo Trail 16 miles B Grade (Terrain)
Click on the link above to view a simple ride of 16 miles that is a great beginner’s ride, safe share with care path that is a disused railway , so manageable gradients.
Ideal for youngsters. This section goes north and uphill from Hailsham to Heathfield, downhill return makes this super fun. There are some road crossing that have pelican controls, a couple of minor ones that don’t. Always popular with walkers and horse riders. Go uphill for as long as you want, free parking in the Hailsham Car Park.
No loo stops during COVID times, cafes and shops in Horam and Heathfield.
Road Ride Horam 49 Miles C Grade (Terrain)
Click on the link above to view a favourite ride of Mark Smoker who regularly leads the Road Sportive Group. This one goes out to Lewes and Ringmer and back through Hailsham so lots of possible stops for people who aren’t used to doing 50 miles.
Horam and Hailsham are on the Cuckoo trail route above, so a great opportunity for a family ride meet up where there are different abilities. Being a Sportive route it will take in faster roads.
Toilets in Lewes and Ringmer, Cafes and shops at Horam and Hailsham
MTB Ride Peacehaven Loop 16 Miles B/C Grade (Terrain)
This week’s MTB B/C (Terrain dependant on ground conditions) rid , is a favourite of Roger Lambert, it takes in Poverty Bottom to the masts , descend Itford Hill to Egrets Way, cross the C7 (Take Care). climb the track that will eventually take you into the Big Park, and NCN cycle route 2 / Valley Rd and Elphick Rd back to Newhaven Centre.
Poverty Bottom can be very stick and wet, take care descending Itford Hill, take your bike for a walk if you’re not sure. C7 Road crossing and that’s about it.
Toilets and Refreshments at the YHA, Big Park and Seaford Prom.
For more information go to https://cycleseahaven.org.uk/cycle-seahaven-lockdown-cycling-suggestions-week-4/