OAKLEAFE SUSSEX now offer you something different
Several folk recently asked us about running an occasional BIKE RIDE
We held the first of these on 13th August 2017. We have another event in the planning calendar for : (was Saturday 4th November) now Saturday 2nd December.
We will be running occasional events (probably three or four) through 2018 ... subject to sufficient support. If you want to join in with the cycling, do REGISTER with us this interest so that we can include your email address in the new CYCLING DATABASE group for briefing documents to be issues to you.
This is all new, and we do not yet have a separate email GROUP
for this. So far we have offered one event from Sovereign Harbour
(Eastbourne eastern end) to the eastern end of BEXHILL Promenade at
Galley Hill ... & Back
Our NEXT RIDE : Now POSTPONED from Saturday 4th November, and subject to
weather will be instead offering for Saturday 2nd December : a 14-mile
round trip event setting out at 11:30am from HORAM and the CUCKOO TRAIL
CAR PARK; concluding our ride by approx 3pm. We will be including a
brief lunch/refreshment-stop after nearly 7-miles to the south of Horam
at the OLD LOOM Crafts and Teas ... along our way. This ride will be
entirely on cycle paths
RIDE GUIDELINES :
Please bring your own bicycle (a loan bicycle can be reserved from Nigel ... and that is the maximum that I can bring with me
to the START point)
We do strongly recommend that you wear a good quality CYCLE HELMET to protect your head in the event of a fall. In the event that you decide not to wear a helmet, then that is entirely at your own risk
We also recommend the wearing of some cycle-specific gloves or mitts to protect your hands to some degree in the event of a fall
Please generally observe the Highway Code when you are riding on roads; and when riding on cycle paths or similar, then please do not go fast and DO give way to pedestrians,
We would ask you to politely give warning of your approach if members
of the public there are not looking in your direction ~ I personally prefer a quiet & polite voice to advise of cycle approach rather then a 'Peremptory Bell' !!
This is supposed to be a sociable and fun ride ~ so it is NOT a race, NOR one necessarily for acres of Lurid Lycra, OR for speeding along.
Cycle Types : Mountain bikes; road bikes; shoppers; hybrids : BUT we do recommend adults only on this event. BUT : All Cycles should be roadworthy, with functioning brakes and tyres pumped up!!
DO BRING some water with you, and preferably a puncture repair kit.
I will be carrying a first aid kit, and a small pump capable of pumping up PRESTA or SCHRAEDER valves depending upon your steed.