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Lewes to Piddinghoe Cycleway

On 8 Sep 2013 at 11:41am Staypuft wrote:
Read in the Express that this has got the funding. Does anyone know anything more about it?
On 8 Sep 2013 at 1:36pm Horseman7 wrote:
Hi Staypuft,
Is that the Regional Cycle Route 90?
On 8 Sep 2013 at 7:20pm SHS wrote:
This is the Blue Route 101. Half the C7 will be painted blue and lots of metal signs put up. Cyclists will have to stop every 50 metres to give way to cars, pedestrians and stray cows.
Actually for once this might be a cycle route worth having as I think it will follow the river. Of course it is already possible to cycle by the river if you don't mind a few styles but subsidies distort reality and change everything.
On 8 Sep 2013 at 8:19pm Driver wrote:
who wants to cycle to Piddinghoe anyway? There is not even a pub there now!
On 8 Sep 2013 at 8:44pm Horseman7 wrote:
Aha, that one.
I mentioned Route 90 because there's an exhibition about that, and other Lewes transport matters, on 19. 20 and 21 September.
On 9 Sep 2013 at 12:55pm Greenguage wrote:
Even if there was a pub there hardly anyone would use the path,Driver.Apart from lycra louts hardly anyone cycles anywhere.No,I'm wrong there,I do see off-roaders on the downs,but neither of these use cycle paths.How many people have you seen on the Ringmer cycle path? I used to use it and never passed a soul. It's another of those fake schemes like carbon credits and Co2 taxes that really harm the environment while pretending to preserve it. Think about it.Industry produces CO2.How do they pay their CO2 tax? More CO2 producing industry.It's a no brainer,except for those raking it in from the scam.
On 9 Sep 2013 at 5:10pm brixtonbelle wrote:
I think its called the egrets cycle path - you can find info on it on the southease village website. just google.
At least it will be an off road path, and should make it safe to cycle from Lewes to newhaven and then on to the beach at Seaford. I'm looking forward to trying it next summer (if completed), should be a lovely ride.
On 9 Sep 2013 at 6:45pm Rods Tiger wrote:
I regularly use the Ringmer cycle path and do occasionally pass people. I suspect that it doesn't get much use at the moment because using it gets people half way to Lewes and then back onto a busy and dangerous road. I'm sure that completing it will see usage increase dramatically.
On 9 Sep 2013 at 7:34pm Bumpkin wrote:
This cycle route, Lewes-Piddinghoe is part of the overall scheme for a Lewes-Newhaven cycle route. It's meant to be completely off the road as it follows alongside the river below the banks on the C7 side. Natural ENgland have made available a large sum of money to cover Lewes-Peacehaven.
Should be very nice.
On 9 Sep 2013 at 7:35pm Bumpkin wrote:
here's a link to the group's page

Check it out here »
On 10 Sep 2013 at 9:37am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
SHS, if the riverside path involves stiles, it is almost certainly a public footpath, and therefore no-one should be cycling along it.
If it was a bridleway (waymarked in blue), which bikes ARE allowed on, it wouldn't have stiles, but gates.
There are miles and miles of bridleways in this area, there is really no need for cyclists to use footpaths.
On 10 Sep 2013 at 1:34pm Old Cynic wrote:
ACT IT IS A NEW PATH - its not on the footpath, there are no stiles, its a new path in the ditch alongside the river. Bridle ways are no good if you actually want to get anywhere on a bike!
On 10 Sep 2013 at 3:14pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
OC, SHS was referring to a path where it is already possible to cycle along the river if "you don't mind a few styles", so not the new path.
I may have been wrong about SHS meaning "stiles" rather than "styles" though!

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