ON YOUR BIKE - Family pedal power for Friston Forest run

Gathering for the start at the car park

Gathering for the start at the car park

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Cycle Seahaven ran its second Forest Family Bike Ride of the year on Saturday, May 31, around Friston Forest.

Six parents and seven children of varying ages and ability headed off from the forest car park at 2.30am and enjoyed a lovely sunny afternoon in the forest. They rode around the Forest Family Trail stopping off at the Pump Track where the children had a chance to play and hone their skills.

A well earned break

A well earned break

Following this, they rode a short section of the forest red route before re-joining the family route for a short steep climb up to the lookout point.

Young Cameron, who came over with his dad, Shane, from Bexhill, had a go at the bomb crater just by the lookout point and was thrilled when he made it (as was dad) and had to go round for a second run.

From here it was all downhill, taking in two short sections of single track named by local riders as ‘The Snow Run’ and ‘The Final Descent’.

From here they rejoined the lower Fire Road and headed back past West Dean pond and to the car park where the ride ended. The ride was organised by club ride leader Mark Woodgate, who also brought along his two boys Ben (aged 12) and Daniel (aged nine).

Cycle Seahaven runs regular family rides through the summer months. Details can be found on the club website http://cycleseahaven.org.uk