Will West Sussex ever get cycle lanes?

If you live in West Sussex you will be aware that the county has so far managed to get into this new century without following the the rest of the counties of Great Britain that have, to varying degrees, put cycling on their agendas. Whilst the country may lag behind European states by at least…

The world has run out of bikes!

Billed as the most efficient machine on the planet, the bicycle started to gain popularity at the beginning of the last century and thanks to those early riders our roads were paved proving good news for the newly emerging motor vehicle market. Move on fifty years and the nation moved by bicycle. Such was the…

Call for WSCC to act now for safer roads

The West Sussex Cycle Forum have issued this press release calling for West Sussex County Council to act now to make our roads safer. People want to ride their bikes.  The West Sussex Cycle Forum calls for urgent action to keep it that way.   A surge in cycling since the COVID 19 lockdown began…

Worthing loves driving

Worthing is a wonderful town in a beautiful county. Or should I say it was. In 2006 James Brathewaite, the head of SEEDA (South East Economic Development Association) addressed most of our borough councillors and prominent local business owners in a packed Pier Pavilion. His opening statement shook the pier to its rusted iron foundations. …

Worthing’s Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan

You could easily argue that we live in what is probably the worst town in the worst county with regard to cycling, cycling infrastructure and the statistics for killed or seriously injured. Of course, there is always an upside to every problem, or injury, we live in one of the most cars biased locations in…

The stone age answer to the A27 traffic issue

Here’s a quick summary of the proposals in the A27 upgrade scheme Public Consultation Brochure. Anything in quotation marks “” is the exact wording from the document. My text is in italics. Walking and cycling “We intend to maintain current walking and cycling routes (What? There are none! OK, the Grove Lodge roundabout circumnavigation!!!) and…

Do you cycle on the pavement?

Do you cycle on the pavement? I do. Sometimes I just want to enjoy my ride home without the fear that it might be my last. West Sussex may lack cycling infrastructure but it has plenty of pavements. You may have noticed that people of all ages and gender are cycling on Worthing’s pavements. Get…

Are you proud to be British?

Yesterday morning I needed all the courage and motivation that I could find. The thermometer read 5°C, the wind was howling and the rain was lashing down. I rolled down the road with it stinging my face to meet my brother. He was late so I took refuge in a bus shelter hoping he would…

E-bikes may make us more European!

Why, you might ask? They are giving riders and the county new opportunities. You can save time and money too. Let me tell about a few riders with electric bikes. My daughter’s boyfriend is young (25), fit and strong. He works ten miles from home and has a semi off road route to work. He…