Cyclists, walkers, and horse riders came together at the Memorial Hall in Peasmarsh last Sunday, to promote a traffic-free greenway route between Peasmarsh and Rye.
The five-mile sponsored cycle-walk-ride event raised over £500 and was organised by Sussex Greenways, the campaigning group promoting active travel. Following the High Weald Landscape Trail, the 2.5 mile route has been highlighted in East Sussex County Council (ESCC) draft cycling and walking infrastructure plans.
Nick Hanna, chair of Sussex Greenways, said: “There’s no funding available at government or county level for improvements to cycling and walking routes in rural areas of East Sussex. That’s official policy. So, we’re going to get the ball rolling ourselves by raising funds through this sponsored walk.”
The event, co-sponsored by the 1066 Cycle Club, included a Dr Bike clinic, providing free safety checks and basic bike service for those taking part.
Over 20 people took part in the ride, with 14 bikes checked and serviced.
Sussex Greenways actively campaigns for a rural traffic-free network linking greenways with quiet lanes, to provide more opportunities for active travel, improvements to the quality of life in local communities, and the creation of a low-carbon transport network.
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