Rother District Council have now designated the promenade from Galley Hill to the West end of West Parade as a shared route for cyclists. Debate was whether this should be shared or segregated. The consensus is that by having a shared route cyclists will slow down to allow priority for pedestrians, which is how it should be and will remain so. This could be revoked at any time, if problems occur. All cyclists and walkers are expected to take care and show consideration.
Glyne Gap to St Leonards: This coastal route has been open for several years and is proving a great success, with a huge increase of both walkers and cyclists. Surface can be rough. In bad weather it may be closed.
Greenway – Combe Valley Countryside Park: A new scenic route on for walkers, horse riders and cyclists. We recommend Mountain Bikes or similar with tough tyres. Access via Glovers Lane or Westwood Road. For map & other details see website www.eastsussex.co.uk
Bexhill Cycle Network: Plans to expand cycle routes around town are under discussion. Maps available at our monthly meetings
National Cycle Network Route 2: Our NCN seafront route runs on the coastal road and is not dedicated, care is advised, however it is used daily by local cyclists.
We are campaigning for the authorities responsible for these projects, routes or networks to work together and provide a safe, sustainable alternative to motor travel.
We cannot predict the future, but we can plan for it.