Cycle Seahaven Festival scaled back due to wet weather

Mark Woodgate on a tall bike, with his son.
Mark Woodgate on a tall bike, with his son.

SIXTY riders rode 60 miles in the 60th year of the Queen’s reign as they took part in The Seahaven 100 on Sunday.

The 100km route took the riders through the Sussex countryside to Ashdown Forest and back to Cycle Seahaven’s 2nd Festival of Cycling at The Salts Recreation ground for well deserved tea and cake.

Wet weather meant some frustration like the loss of the veteran cycles and Seaford Silver Band from the event but town crier Peter White was on hand to announce the festival a qualified success.

A late appearance by John Deakin and son on their very tall bikes also raised a smile.

About £300 was raised for the club’s adopted charity, the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

At the festival visitors had the opportunity to have their bikes tuned free of charge by Cycle Seahaven, youngsters tested their cycling skills on Southeast Mountain Biking’s obstacle course and adults were able to sample the joys of top quality mountain and road bikes on demonstration rides organised by Mr Cycles.