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Lewes to Kingston Cycle Link Path

Wednesday 04 September 2013

The plan to build the Lewes to Kingston Link Path originated through a collaboration between Kingston’s Village Action Plan Group and the Kingston and Cranedown Residents’ Association, which began in 2009.

Local landowners Tom Carr and Willie Greenwood generously gave the land and access needed for this to become a possibility.

When the Ouse Valley Cycle Network was formed in 2011 and this project was joined to theirs, rapid progress began to be made. Sustrans conducted a timely feasibility study, which meant that the path was eligible for funding when it became available from the Department for Transport in early 2012. Additional funding was then provided by ESCC, Lewes Town Council, Kingston Parish Council and others, with the result that the path has now been built.

We hope that as many of you as possible will join us for the Grand Opening of the new foot & cycle path on Friday, 13th September, outside the front of our Spring Barn farm shop, 2-4pm! Norman Baker MP will be officially opening the path, and Lewes Mayor Ruth O’Keefe will also be here!

Sustrans, the Ouse Valley Cycle Network, the South Downs National Park Rangers and other organisations will be there to provide information and the local schools will be here for their grand ride-past!

Dr Bike, the fix-it man, will be on hand, and The Musical Bike Man will be here with his amazing drum kit - unlike anything you've seen before! Join us for an afternoon to celebrate this much-needed and already well-used bike and pedestrian path.