Want to do more with two wheels but don’t know where to start? A short guide including information on local clubs and acitivities can be downloaded below.
Eastbourne Cycle Strategy
Eastbourne Borough Council and East Sussex County Council in partnership with CEPE and Bespoke have developed a cycle strategy to help Eastbourne become a cycle town. This was subject to a public consultation and has now approved by Cabinet. The final version will be published shortly but detailed information is still available in the consultation pages.
Eastbourne Cycle Leisure Map
Eastbourne has a lot of quiet roads that make it easy for people to cycle around the town which is why Bespoke and the Community Environment Partnership for Eastbourne (CEPE) developed a map to help people see where they are. It is recognised that Eastbourne could do with more cycle lanes but a lot of journeys can still be made on two wheels.
New Cycle Routes
Work on the new Horsey Cycle Route has already started and will provide a continuous cycle route from Eastbourne train station to the Langney roundabout. Work on the Seafront route will start in August. Details of the routes can be found on the Eastbourne Cycle Leisure Map.
New Train for Ocklynge Community
Eastbourne’s first ever bike-train made its debut journey to Ocklynge School on Thursday 19th April. Despite the poor weather there was a good number of "carriages" that all arrived safely and on time.
This is the latest initiative from local cycle group Bespoke to help promote healthier and cheaper forms of transport and, given that Ocklynge is Europe’s largest junior school, the bike-train should also help to ease the pressure on local roads.
This is a weekly event and if you would like to join simply assemble opposite Motcombe swimming pool at the entrance to Motcombe Gardens for 8.20am – the bike-train will be leaving at 8.25 sharp!
Buying a bike?
Bespoke has produced a guide to buying a bike including useful tips on getting the right size, what type and transporting young children.