Save Preston Park Cycle Track

Preston Park Velodrome, the oldest cycle track in the country, is under threat due to lack of funds. To raise awareness of the campaign to save competitive racing this iconic track there will be an organised ride from Brighton Pier to the velodrome. Open to all ages and all types of bike this 3 mile . . . → Read More: Save Preston Park Cycle Track

Report on Meeting of Piddinghoe Parish Council – 14th July 2015

With the continued delays on the Piddinghoe end of Egrets Way, Cycle Seahaven attended the Parish Council meeting on 14th July 2015 to see the issues first hand. The following report is from Committee member and ride leader Tony Rowswell.

There were about six councillors and twenty or so villagers, most of the latter appeared . . . → Read More: Report on Meeting of Piddinghoe Parish Council – 14th July 2015

EGRETS WAY Statement from the SDNPA

A spokesperson for the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) said:

“A lot of hard work has gone into the Egrets Way shared path network by SDNPA, Sustrans and OVCN and it’s always been a long-term goal to connect Lewes with Newhaven. We’re very grateful to the many landowners who have given over land for . . . → Read More: EGRETS WAY Statement from the SDNPA

Peacehaven Cycle Route Ideas pt.2

Further to our previous post asking for ideas on routes around Peacehaven we’ve come up with a draft map as a way of keeping track.

Here are the ideas so far.

NCN2 along Arundel Road is spoilt by cars parking over the cycle infrastructure, and the cycle gaps created by the islands fill up with . . . → Read More: Peacehaven Cycle Route Ideas pt.2

Valley Road Development

A plan to build twelve x three bedroom houses and four x two bedroom houses, including creation of an access route from Valley Road has been proposed in Newhaven. Cycle Seahaven regularly use Valley Road to get to The Fairway for safer access from Newhaven to Brighton, as we pointed out to East Sussex County . . . → Read More: Valley Road Development

Securing long term funding for cycling

Further to the news item ‘Cycling worth £248bn by 2050’ there’s been a result.

Jon Snow, CTC President, has emailed CTC members to say that last Monday Parliament voted through an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill which creates a commitment to a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy. This was something that only last week Ministers . . . → Read More: Securing long term funding for cycling

Cycling worth £248bn by 2050

A CTC commissioned report from Leeds University recommends a national target to increase cycling to 10% of all journeys by 2025, which may yield benefits of up to a quarter of a trillion pounds in economic benefit for England by 2050. These cumulative benefits are mainly from NHS savings due to better health (fewer cases . . . → Read More: Cycling worth £248bn by 2050

Seaford Accessible Transport group

Accessible Transport Seaford (ATS) is a lively Facebook group dedicated to improving accessibility to Seaford’s attractions and amenities for all ages and abilities, whether it’s kids cycling to school, being able to park for your weekly shop, popping into the post office for a stamp, or parking your mobility scooter at a coffee shop.

Rather . . . → Read More: Seaford Accessible Transport group