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Cycling By The Seaside, Beside The Sea.

posted by Phil Johnson on 16 Mar 2015 at 12:02 am

There seems to be a competition by some lycra clad adult cyclists to see how fast they can ride along the seafront both sides of the pavilion.

The problem is that they are actually using the pavements which are intended for pedestrians.

I have spoken to several dog owners whose dogs have been hit by cyclists and some have now put lights on their dogs to try to prevent this happening.

I had a very aggressive cyclists shout at me and the person I was talking to as we were standing talking on the pavement in broad daylight ! Apparently we were in his way. If it had been overnight I think he would have ridden into us as he wouldn't have seen us in the dark.

the pavements aren't supposed to be used by bike riders anyway.

could they please be more considerate ? if you ride a bike in Bexhill please use the road ?

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Not Just For Pedestrians

posted by Walker and Cyclist on 23 Mar 2015 at 9:46 pm

It will now be legal to cycle along Bexhill's seafront. Rother District Council's cabinet yesterday approved the promenade between Galley Hill and the toilets on West Parade as a public cycle route.

It follows a year-long trial period of allowing cycling along the promenade.

This change to the byelaws by Rother has been approved by the Department of Communities and Local Government.

It followed a consultation where the majority of people were in favour of allowing cycling along the promenade.

The seafront will be classed as a shared use area for pedestrians and cyclists, although pedestrians will take priority.

Serious bike racers are encouraged to keep to the road.

The new byelaw will officially come into force from July 9, 2013.

The change will create an unbroken, off road cycle route between Hastings and Bexhill.

Rother District Council leader Cllr Carl Maynard said: "Some of our byelaws were clearly outdated after many decades and this review allowed us to reflect the wants of our residents.

"We welcome this change and it supports one of our corporate aims of encouraging active and healthy lifestyles."

Oh So It Changed

posted by gremlin on 03 Apr 2015 at 2:25 am

in 2013. well it seems that perhaps the council are at fault.

there are no signs on the prom saying this is the case. there are signs by the road on street lights saying it's a cycle route but nothing to say it's the pavement !!!

maybe the council should make an area of the pavement for cycles by a separate line then ? that would stop the arguments that I have seen between aggressive cyclists and pedestrians. also perhaps better lighting would prevent dogs being hit by cyclists too.

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