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Egrets Way Opening – Sat 14th May


A new section of the Egrets Way between the South Downs Way at Southease Bridge and Deans’ farm will be opened on Saturday 14th May.

The official opening by Trevor Beattie, Chief Executive of the South Downs National Park Authority, will take place on the new path close to Southease Bridge at 12 noon.

Groups of supporters will converge on Southease Bridge by cycle or other means from Peacehaven Centenary Park, Rodmell village and by train from Lewes and Newhaven. After the opening the celebration will move to the YHA South Downs at Itford where there will be refreshments, a YHA barbecue and stands and exhibitions of interest to those attending the celebration.

Please arrive at Southease by 11.45.

Trains: Lewes 11.28 arrives Southease 11.35

Newhaven Town 11.32 arrives Southease 11.36

Car parking will be available close to Southease Bridge if coming via Southease, or at the YHA (on the A26). There is no vehicle access over the crossing at Southease station.

Egrets Way Website: egretsway.org.uk

The cycling bit:

Running from the river bridge at Southease the new section runs along the lower banks of the Ouse, ending up at Dean’s Farm on the outskirts of Pidinghoe village.

Cycle Seahaven will be setting up

  • a family ride from the Centenary Park (The Big park) in Peacehaven to Southease, starting at 10:45 in time for the opening;
  • a slightly longer option, starting and arriving at the same time;
  • a return ride to Centenary park;
  • a Dr. Bike stall where you can get your bicycle tuned up for free;
  • our club stand for more information about the club and what we do.
  • Various rides from Seaford to Peacehaven – see the calendar

Mr Cycles will be offering the use of four of the latest electrically assisted e-Bikes from Giant, which need to be booked by contacting their shop. These bikes will be available only for the led rides, but early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
The e-bike MTBs can be booked by contacting the shop on 01323 893130 or emailing info@mrcycles.co.uk. They have two small bikes available (suit approx. 5ft – 5ft 7”) and two medium bikes available (suit approx. 5ft 6” – 6ft). Bikes can be booked for round trip or possibly two people sharing (one way each).
Once booked you can meet Mr Cycles at The Big Park to collect your e-bike from 10am. If you cycle there we can arrange for your usual bike to be transported to Southease for you.
And it’s all free!

The e-bikes available at Southease YHA for short test rides (up Itford Hill if you wish!) before the return ride to Big Park.

All rides are open to the public and to members. Just turn up and ride.