A27 East of Lewes – infrastructure schemes

Highways England (used to be Highways Agency) are consulting on improving access along the A27 between Lewes and Polegate. All of these schemes appear to include better cycling provision. Cycle Seahaven often runs club rides that need to cross the A27, so this could be great news for both our Road and MTB cyclists, but . . . → Read More: A27 East of Lewes – infrastructure schemes


Ice is clearly a hazard for cyclists. It can catch out even the most experienced of us and in late Winter the roads can be unexpectedly slippery. Also, the temperature a few miles inland can be 2 or 3 degrees lower than along the coast. As a ride leader the possibility of ice is one . . . → Read More: ICE

Prom signage changes – further works

East Sussex County Council have identified some alterations that will help improve signage and visibility on the shared path between Bönningstedt Parade and Bishopstone railway bridge.

There are a couple of circular blue signs that need to be modified over Bönningstedt parade. Currently these signs show shared use of the same space (looks like a . . . → Read More: Prom signage changes – further works

New signage for Seaford seafront

ESCC have advised us that new signs are to be installed along the ‘Share With Care’ sections of Seaford seafront, between Edinburgh Road and the Martello Tower. Fourteen new signs have been designed and are due to be installed soon. These signs reflect the inclusive nature of our prom, now used by people of all . . . → Read More: New signage for Seaford seafront

Egrets Way Still In Progress

Egrets Way continues to be worked on and we’ve recently seen four new wooden gates installed. There are still some issues being worked on by the contractors and the new surface needs to be allowed to dry. It looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer for a long dry spell before we can . . . → Read More: Egrets Way Still In Progress

Egrets Way Planning Decision

After 217 letters of objection were received the application to allow commercial vehicles on the Lewes end of Egrets way has been refused by planners. This is great news for people looking to walk, cycle or to ride disability scooters from the Stanley Turner Ground into Lewes.

The decision letter states:

The proposal would result . . . → Read More: Egrets Way Planning Decision

Vans on Egrets Way to be approved?

*** Update *** Planning approval was rejected. read more here: http://cycleseahaven.org.uk/ew9/


The planning application to allow vans to use the proposed walking and cycling route along Cockshut Lane will be heard at 5.00pm on 11 November 2015 at The Council Chamber, County Hall, St Annes Crescent, Lewes.

The application is recommended for APPROVAL.

This . . . → Read More: Vans on Egrets Way to be approved?

Riding two-abreast

Should we ride two abreast on public highways? Many road users think not, but may not appreciate the benefits for everyone in doing so.

Highway Code rule 66 includes the statement “never ride more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends”. The confusion for . . . → Read More: Riding two-abreast