Mountain bikers see funny side of muddy ride - it’s all for Comic Relief

seaford mountain bikers for comic relief
seaford mountain bikers for comic relief

On Friday March 15 a small group of mountain bikers took part in a very wet and muddy 24-hour bike ride around Friston Forest to raise money for Comic Relief.

The ride started at 1pm on the Friday afternoon and went on until 1pm on the Saturday with various bikers out at different times and at least one rider out and carrying a token red nose for the whole of the 24 hour duration.

Riders came from Seaford, Eastbourne, Lewes and Newhaven and was arranged by two Seaford mountain bikers, Jamie Lynch and Mark Woodgate.

Riders took part doing anything from just one lap around the forest to as much as they could manage, with Steve Carey from Eastbourne keeping cycling for a staggering 22-and-a-half hours and riding more than 130 miles in extremely stodgy and muddy conditions.

The youngest rider was Seaford’s Max Smith, aged 11, who came out on Saturday morning to do a lap with his dad, Paul.

The mountain bike ride has so far raised a total of £605 with more donations still coming in.

Jamie and Mark would like to thank all who came along and took part including friends and family who turned up to offer moral support.